Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish Armed Forces have liberated a number of settlements in northern Syria in the Tell Abyad and Ras al-Ayn districts from terrorists, Trend reports on Oct. 10 referring to the Turkish media.
The Turkish Armed Forces together with the Syrian National Army (formerly the Free Syrian Army) are conducting a land offensive in these areas.
On Oct. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a new military operation in Syria.
“A new anti-terrorist operation entitled 'Source of Peace' is being conducted in northern Syria,” President Erdogan added.
The president stressed that Turkey will completely destroy the hotbeds of terrorism in northern Syria.
On Oct. 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that in anticipation of the beginning of new military operations by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Syria, the US servicemen began to leave the region.
On Oct. 1, Erdogan said that Turkey will have to create the safety zone in northern Syria alone.
Erdogan noted that the Syrian refugees who live in Turkey will be moved to the safety zone. “Turkey can no longer wait for someone to create the safety zone in northern Syria,” Erdogan said.
Erdogan noted that creating the safety zone won’t be easy, but the country’s armed forces will cope with this difficult task.
On Sept. 18, Erdogan said that the US was given two weeks to create a safety zone in northern Syria. Should the US not fulfill its promises and obligations, Ankara will take measures for creating a security zone on its own, Erdogan noted.
Erdogan also noted that Syrian refugees will be sent from Turkey to the safety zone to be created in northern Syria.
Turkey and the US came to an agreement on the creation of a safety zone in northern Syria on August 7.
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