The Turkish leader who threatened to wipe out the YPG in Manbij and east of the Euphrates, where most of the Kurdish fighters are based, announced that an imminent incursion was postponed in light of Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw USA soldiers.
Ankara views the YPG militia as a sister "terrorist" organization of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984.
"President Erdogan invited President Trump to visit Turkey in 2019".
Turkey's foreign minister has reiterated that Turkish forces are determined to cross the Euphrates river into Kurdish-held territory in Syria as soon as possible, despite previous suggestions from both Washington and Ankara that Turkey would delay the proposed military campaign.
Turkey hasn't concealed its delight of Trump's decision as USA presence in northeastern Syria was always considered as a nuisance by Ankara.
President Donald Trump announced the planned withdrawal of US forces after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month. "While nothing definite is being planned, the President is open to a potential meeting in the future", a White House spokesperson later said on Monday evening.
President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw the estimated 2,000 USA troops from Syria on Wednesday has created shock among members of the Congress, including Republicans, as well as among Washington's Western allies.
A committee of USA military officials will visit Turkey this week to discuss the details of the pullout with their counterparts, said Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish presidential spokesman.
The US leader tweeted that Erdogan had told him Ankara would "eradicate" the last IS elements.
Critics of Trump's decision fear that thousands of IS extremist members are still thought to be in Syria, despite Trump's claim of having defeated IS.
And Kalin vowed that there was "no question of a step backwards, vulnerability or a slowdown in the fight against Daesh".
He added, "With the pullout, President Trump has tendered the fight against ISIL to its coalition partners, but most particularly to Turkey. We can bring peace to this region".
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will".
Between August 2016 and March 2017, Turkish troops helped Syrian opposition fighters capture territory from IS in northern Syria.
The two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have come to an agreement on several issues that have divided them in recent years - chiefly, U.S. support for Kurdish-led militias in Syria, and Turkey's two-year-long detention of United States citizen, pastor Andrew Brunson.
Turkish officials have previously said Ankara has no territorial ambitions in Syria.
ISIS militants have stepped-up attacks on SDF forces in Syria's east since the USA announced plans to withdraw, Europe-based activist Omar Abu Layla of the DeirEzzor 24 monitoring group told The National on Wednesday.
Until the outcry sparked by Trump's latest announcement, few in the global community had noticed the sheer meanness of his move, also in March, to not spend the $230 million that had been set aside for recovery efforts in northeastern Syria. The unifying force of the backlash was further underscored by the resignations of a Trump appointee (Pentagon chief Jim Mattis) and an Obama-administration holdover (anti-ISIS coalition pointman Brett McGurk) in quick succession.
Last week, the U.S. approved the sale of $3.5 billion in missiles to Turkey, after American outrage over Ankara's major arms purchase from Russian Federation.