Idlib operation will start, President Erdoğan says
07.10.2017 12:45 BİRGÜN DAİLY

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the start of an operation in Syria’s Idlib, as increased military movement is being observed near the Turkish border.

“There is a serious operation in Idlib at the moment and this will continue,” Erdoğan said during the 26th semi-annual “consultation and assessment camp” of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Oct. 7, as he added that the operation aims to provide Idlib’s security.

During his speech Erdoğan said that the operation in Idlib is the follow-up of the Euphrates Shield Operation in northern Syria, which was launched on Aug. 24, 2016, in a bid to clear Turkey’s border from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and stop the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) from merging its Kobane and Afrin cantons.

Erdoğan reiterated his previous comments regarding “the formation of a terror corridor near the border.”

Source: HDN