“The existence of terror organizations such as PKK, ISIS, FETO has increased the importance of our cooperation in the security field,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), ONA reports.
He stated that Turkey has successfully continued the "Peace Spring" military operations against PKK terrorists since 9 October this year: “Peace Spring operations has two objects. The first is to completely eliminate the PKK threat in northern Syria. Our second mission is to ensure the return of more than 3 million Syrian Arabs hosted for 8 years by us to their land.”
Turkey President noted that as a result of military operations in the north of Syria, about 1,000 square kilometers of territory was freed from the occupation of terrorists: “We will make the area from Manbij to the border of us with Iraq a safe territory. In the first phase, we will provide voluntary return of 1 million refugees and then 2 million Syrian refugees to their lands. We will continue to fight until we reach our goal”.