Turkey summons US envoy for Syria operation briefing
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Turkey summons US envoy for Syria operation briefing

News Service Reuters

The U.S. ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the foreign ministry on Wednesday to be briefed on Turkey's military operation into northeastern Syria, broadcaster CNN Turk said, minutes after Ankara launched its cross-border operation.

Turkey launched on Wednesday Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist elements to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.

Turkey has said the terrorist group PKK and its extension the YPG/PYD constitute the biggest threat to Syria’s future, jeopardizing the country’s territorial integrity and unitary structure. Turkey has also stressed that supporting terrorists under the pretext of fighting Daesh is unacceptable.

Turkey has a 911-kilometer (566-mile) border with Syria and it has long decried the threat from terrorists east of the Euphrates and the formation of a “terrorist corridor” there.

Explosions rock Syria's Ras al Ain as Operation Peace Spring begins in N Syria
Yeni Şafak

Explosions rock Syria's Ras al Ain as Operation Peace Spring begins in N Syria

Turkish troops along with the Syrian National Army have begun Operation Peace Spring against the PKK/YPG and Daesh terrorists in northern Syria, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain.


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