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Turkey to go ahead with operation in Syria unless Kurdish units retreat — defense minister

"Unless the terrorists pull out of the safe area, as the agreement reached with the United States says, we will go ahead with the operation", Turkish National Defense Minister Hulisi Akar said
Turkey's National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar Turkish Defense Ministry via AP, Pool
Turkey's National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar
© Turkish Defense Ministry via AP, Pool

ANKARA, October 19. /TASS/. Ankara stays poised to continue Operation Peace Spring in Syria if Kurdish troops of the People’s Protection Units do not leave the ‘safe zone’, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulisi Akar said on Saturday.

"Unless the terrorists pull out of the safe area, as the agreement reached with the United States says, we will go ahead with the operation," he said in the city of Kayseri.

His speech has been aired by the NTV channel.

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