Turkish air operations in northern Iraq, Syria ‘just the beginning’: Erdogan

Recep Erdogan, President of Turkey. [File Photo]

Turkish air operations in northern Iraq and Syria are “just the beginning” and the country may soon launch a ground offensive into Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday.

In an address to ruling party lawmakers, Erdogan explained that Turkey is determined to “close down all of our southern borders… with a security corridor that will prevent the possibility of attacks on our country.”

He said the ground incursion will begin “at the most convenient time for us,” and will target the regions of Tel Rifaat, Mambij and Kobani, which he called “sources of trouble.”

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