Turkey begins operation in Syria – Erdogan

Turkey’s President Tayipp Erdogan has announced start of Turkey’s military Operation Peace Spring in northeastern Syria.

Erdogan said: “Our goal is to destroy the terror corridor which is being established on our southern border and to bring peace and stability to the region,” TRT reported.

Earlier this week Turkey said it aimed to ‘establish peace in the east of the Euphrates River’ in Syria after clearing the region of “terrorists.

President Donald Trump has withdrawn US troops in the area in a controversial move condemned at home and abroad.