Turkish defense head inspects troops along Syria border

Turkish defense head inspects troops along Syria border

Turkish defense head inspects troops along Syria border
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Orient Net - AA
Date: 2019-10-31 08:37
Turkey's defense minister, military chief, and top army commander on Thursday inspected troops near the border in northern Syria, the site of Turkey’s anti-terror Operation Peace Spring. 

“Nothing is finished yet here, anything could happen,” National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told soldiers in Tal Abyad, Syria, urging them to stand ready. 

Akar inspected the troops along with Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler and Land Forces Commander Umit Dundar. 

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Akar criticized the lack of international recognition of Turkey’s longstanding efforts against ISIS terrorists, saying: “It is a blind ignorance and stubbornness to fail to notice Turkey's fight against Daesh (ISIS).” 

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is the only army that fought Daesh/ISIS directly, said Akar. 

“With Operation Euphrates Shield, Turkey neutralized more than 3,000 Daesh/ISIS terrorists in northern Syria and about 700 in northern Iraq,” he added, referring to a 2016-2017 operation. 

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