"We are still securing jails hosting IS fighters but if this war continues we will be obliged to gather all forces to protect our land and families from this terror," a Kurdish official told Euronews.
A top Turkish official warned Kurdish fighters to defect or face the consequences, saying Turkish forces will cross the Syrian border "shortly."
Three mayors have also been dismissed over suspected links to the banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), the country's interior ministry announced on Monday.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will launch a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria.
Twitter users say US president is giving much-needed recognition to repressed group.
Police in Turkey use tear gas to break up a regular protest by mothers remembering relatives who disappeared during violence in the 80s and 90s
The Turkish military invaded northern Syria in January to attack a Kurdish militia group it has labelled a "terrorist group."
A ceremony has been held in memory of the 5,000 people who died
Kurdish forces in the enclave requested help against advancing Turkish troops
Determination to stamp out perceived Kurdish threat on border may lead to clash with NATO ally America.
Just days before he hosts the US Secretary of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan also warns the US not to fund Kurdish fighters.
Seven Turkish soldiers were killed by Kurdish militia as operation 'Olive Branch' entered its 16th day.