Up to date: Oct 10, 2019 06:39 IST
Ankara [Turkey], Oct 10 (ANI): Turkey has defended its motion of launching an assault on the Northern Syria border, saying the operation was carried out according to self-defence to counter the upcoming terrorist menace and to make sure Turkey’s border safety.
In a letter to United Nations Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres, Turkey’s Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioglu on Wednesday stated, “Turkey initiated Operation Peace Spring on October 9, 2019, according to the suitable of self-defense… to counter the upcoming terrorist menace, to make sure Turkey’s border safety, to neutralize terrorists ranging from alongside the border areas adjoining to Turkish territory”.
Turkey additionally stated that it’s nonetheless dedicated to resolving the disaster in Syria through a political resolution as outlined within the Geneva communique and UN Safety Council resolutions, reported Sputnik.
The envoy assured that the operation is aimed to focus on terrorists and their hideouts, shelters, emplacements, weapons, autos and gear.
Turkey’s letter comes forward of the United Nations emergency assembly on Thursday morning to debate the latest escalation.
Turkey launched an offensive in Northern Syria. Ankara has been focusing on the important thing American-backed Kurds–known as Syrian Democratic Forces. Kurds have acted as the important thing allies of the US within the battle towards the Islamic State in Syria. Ankara has been focusing on the important thing American-backed Kurds–known as Syrian Democratic Forces. Kurds have acted as the important thing allies of the US within the battle towards the Islamic State in Syria. (ANI)