Ankara is fiercely opposed to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - considered by the Turkish government to be a terrorist group.
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.
Erdogan added that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation would even go up against Operation Olive Branch if it had the courage to.
"In the Afrin region, the owners of the [liberated] lands have started to come back", he said.
Erdogan also stressed that Turkey's only goal in Syria was "fight against terrorism" and that it would withdraw its troops after this goal had been obtained.
Managing alliances in Syria has always been a struggle for the U.S., as underscored by how often two US-armed allies end up directly fighting one another.
Under NATO charter, an attack on one of the alliance's members is an attack on them all.
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In mid-February, Turkey marked 66 years of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership.
Turkey's president has criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for not supporting the country's ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Speaking at the 6th provincial congress of AK Party in western Sakarya province, Erdogan reiterated Turkey did not wish to invade Afrin.
As part of the operation, 3,213 PYD/YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists were neutralized, 42 soldiers were martyred and 202 soldiers were wounded, the statement added.
Turkey regularly carries out airstrikes against PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the group is based in the Qandil mountains.
The president also said that an area of over "900 square kilometers" has been brought under control by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Turkish Armed Forces, as they press on to take the center of Afrin city.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said.