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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explained why the country has the right to conduct military operation in Syria. His words conveys the newspaper Yeni Safak.
According to Erdogan, the Turkish troops are in Syria in the framework of Adana agreement. “Under this agreement, if the regime does not take action against the Kurdistan workers’ party, our military have the right to pursue the terrorists,” he explained.
In response to US threats the Turkish leader stressed that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not invited to the us army. In addition, the airspace over Syria, the United States also belongs. “Once it does not belong to US, the question of its use is solved in the regime [of Bashar Assad],” added Erdogan.
Earlier, us senators have proposed to impose sanctions against Turkey, which started a military operation in Syria. The US President Donald trump said that he was ready to go for tougher measures against Turkey than sanctions.
On 9 October, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of military operations in Syria against the PKK and banned terrorist organization “Islamic state”. It goes together with the formation of “Syrian free army”. The operation was called “the Source of peace”. The first intensive attacks were made in the province of Hasaka.
Adana agreement was signed by Damascus and Ankara in 1999.
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