Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Armed Forces don’t use chemical weapons in northern Syria, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said, Trend reports Oct. 17 with reference to Turkish media.
Akar added that Turkey doesn’t possess any types of chemical weapons at all.
The minister noted that the military Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria is carried out in such a way as not to cause any harm to the civilian population living in the zones where the operation is being conducted.
“Unfortunately, a number of Western and other foreign media outlets in their propaganda articles distort the essence of the Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria,” Akar added.
On Oct. 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a new military operation in Syria, called "Peace Spring".
The president stressed that Turkey will completely destroy the hotbeds of terrorism in northern Syria.
On Oct. 7, 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 noted that Turkey will have to create the safety zone in northern Syria alone.
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