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14 October, Monday


Turkey not to cross 30-km mark with operation in Syria

Operation Peace Spring aims to eliminate risk of terrorist attacks, says Turkish foreign minister

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Turkey does not plan to cross 30-kilometer (19-mile) mark in Operation Peace Spring in Syria, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday, Yeni Safak reports.

Speaking to CNN’s Turkish Television Channel, Mevlut Cavusoglu said: "The purpose of the operation is to remove terrorists from this area. The range of rockets coming to Akcakale [a district of Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province] from Nusaybin [in Syria] is about 30 kilometers".

Responding to a question, Cavusoglu said the threat disappears beyond 30 kilometers south, and Turkey does not plan to go beyond the 30-km mark.

Turkey plans to widen the safe zone, not limiting it to 120 km (74 miles), Cavusoglu said. "The whole border [between Turkey and Syria] must be made a safe zone," he added.

Cavusoglu also said that the terrorist YPG in Syria holds Daesh terrorists as a weapon.

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