Erdogan: Syrian people must decide country’s future
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
The Syrian people must themselves decide the future of their country and choose its leader, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 24.
Turkey, as before, advocates the territorial integrity of Syria, he said.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation is carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Earlier, it was reported that Turkish tanks entered Syria.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives.
Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) is the most active terrorist group in Syria.
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