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Turkey to 'clean up terrorists' from Syria

Monday October 7 2019

In this file photo taken on June 3, 2017 US

In this file photo taken on June 3, 2017 US troops sit atop an armoured vehicle on a road near the northern Syrian village of Ain Issa. Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a unilateral operation into northern Syria to push Kurdish militants back from its border. PHOTO | DELIL SOULEIMAN | AFP 

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday that Turkey would "clean up terrorists" in Syria following the US announcement that it would not oppose a Turkish operation against Kurdish militants.

"We are determined to ensure our country's existence and security by clearing terrorists from this region," Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a unilateral operation into northern Syria to push Kurdish militants back from its border and allow for the return of Syrian refugees.

"From the start of the Syria war, we have supported that country's territorial integrity and will continue to do so from now on," Cavusoglu wrote.

"We will contribute to bring serenity, peace and stability to Syria."

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