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Turkey: Syria offensive will 'destroy terror and establish peace' - Erdogan

Turkey, Ankara
October 09, 2019 at 18:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined the objectives of Turkey's military operation in Northern Syria during a phone conversation with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in Ankara on Wednesday.

"Our aim is clear; we will destroy the corridor of terror and establish the corridor of peace… We are determined and focused on bringing peace back to the region," Erdogan said.

Erdogan also wished Turkish military forces "great success" in their operations against US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, which Ankara considers 'terrorists'.

The Turkish president also emphasised that his government "has nothing against" Syrian civilians and that he hopes to bring "peace and stability" to the area.

Turkey's 'Operation Peace Spring' began on Wednesday with the aim of creating a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish forces after American forces withdrew from the region.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined the objectives of Turkey's military operation in Northern Syria during a phone conversation with Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar in Ankara on Wednesday.

"Our aim is clear; we will destroy the corridor of terror and establish the corridor of peace… We are determined and focused on bringing peace back to the region," Erdogan said.

Erdogan also wished Turkish military forces "great success" in their operations against US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria, which Ankara considers 'terrorists'.

The Turkish president also emphasised that his government "has nothing against" Syrian civilians and that he hopes to bring "peace and stability" to the area.

Turkey's 'Operation Peace Spring' began on Wednesday with the aim of creating a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish forces after American forces withdrew from the region.

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