Baku, Azerbaijan, March 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey will not force Syrian refugees to leave the country, the Turkish media cited the country’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying March 22.
Cavusoglu added that Syrian refugees will return to the liberated Afrin city voluntarily.
He added that despite Afrin has been fully freed from terrorists, the infrastructure of the city has been destroyed by terrorists.
The Turkish foreign minister also stressed that first of all, Turkey will begin to restore the infrastructure of Afrin.
Turkey’s Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army liberated Afrin city from terrorists of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) on March 18.
On Jan. 20, the Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.
F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.
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