Erdogan announces new military operation in Syria

Speaking at the Justice and Development Party meeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of a new military operation in Syria, reports Hurriyet.

According to him, the Turkish armed forces will soon begin a new large-scale military operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

"We will soon carry out a complex operation on the east side of the Euphrates, at the very epicenter of terrorist organizations. One night we might attack unexpectedly," said Erdogan.

He also assured that the Syrian territory will be “liberated from terrorists step by step” and that Turkey will not allow the restoration of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

In September, Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to a cease-fire in Syrian Idlib.

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