Turkish operation against Syrian Kurds has begun: Erdogan

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey.-AP

Istanbul - The offensive targeted Kurdish militants and the Daesh group in northern Syria.



By AFP

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019, 5:46 PM

Last updated: Fri 11 Oct 2019, 2:10 PM

The Turkish operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria has begun, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, October 9.
"The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army (rebel groups backed by Ankara), just launched #OperationPeaceSpring," Erdogan wrote on Twitter in English.
He said the offensive targeted Kurdish militants and the Daesh group in northern Syria.
"Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area," he wrote.


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