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10 August, Monday

Erdogan announced return of nearly 400,000 Syrian refugees

Turkey made safe over 8,100-sq-km-area in N.Syria from which terrorists targeted Turkish territory President Erdogan

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The Turkish president on Sunday said 365,000 refugees have returned to their homeland in northern Syria, Eurasia Diary reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The Syrian refugees returned to the regions that Turkey has made safe through its anti-terror operations, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, speaking at Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in the capital Ankara.

Erdogan stressed that Turkey would make the return of more Syrian refugees possible either by organizing an international donors meeting or through some model projects.

Turkey has made an area of over 8,100 square kilometers (around 3,130 square miles) in northern Syria safe for their return, the president added.

He said this was achieved through three cross-border military operations Turkey conducted in Syria, referring to Operations Euphrates Shield, Olive Branch and Peace Spring.

In those operations, Turkey neutralized 3,500 Daesh/ISIS terrorists and arrested 5,500.

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