Turkey will wipe out terror zones in Syria if promises given are not kept, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, as he commented on the southern border.
"Either the terror zones that still exist in Syria are cleared like it was promised to us or we'll go and do that ourselves," Erdoğan said on Oct. 3 in a video address at the inauguration of the Reyhanlı Dam and other facilities in the southern Hatay province.
"While thwarting attempts to establish a terror corridor along our borders, Turkey also showed our Syrian brothers and sisters that they are not alone,” he said, adding that Turkey will remain active on ground and continue its operations until stability is ensured along its southern border.
Since 2016, Turkey has launched three operations in northern Syria against the People's Protection Units (YPG), which are deemed terrorists by Ankara over their links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).Macron asks Ankara to explain 'sending 300 jihadists to Nagorno-Karabakh'
Erdoğan said that Ankara will never accept any actions that may lead to another human tragedy in Syria's Idlib region.
He also said the city of Hatay has suffered the worst fallout of the Syrian conflict and has shouldered the most burden over the years.