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Turkey | Erdogan: Turkey’s Operation in the Syrian Northeast Supports Syria's Territorial Integrity


Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Turkey's operation into Syria on Thursday, saying the military operation would support Syria's territorial integrity by confronting terrorist control of the country's northeast.

Speaking to members of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in Ankara, Erdogan said when the operation Peace Spring goes on, the EU not to criticize Turkey’s military operation against terror organizations in North Eastern Syria.

He also called on Saudi Arabia and Egypt, he said that Saudi Arabia and Egypt to look at themselves.

Erdogan warned the EU that Ankara would allow millions of refugees to send to Europe if they try to frame Turkey’s operation as an invasion.

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