Presidential Spokesperson Kal?n: “Operation Peace Spring has thwarted aims to establish a terror state in the north of Syria”

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Holding a press conference following the meeting of the Presidential Cabinet, Presidential Spokesperson Kalin said: Operation Peace Spring has largely thwarted the aims to establish a terror corridor, even a terror state in the north of Syria, right to the south of our border. And a great blow has been dealt to this terror corridor.

Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin made statements in a press conference at the Presidential Complex following the meeting of the Presidential Cabinet.

THE PERIOD AHEAD INVOLVES IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS BIG CHALLENGES

In the conference broadcast live, Presidential Spokesperson Kalin said: First of all, Mr. President, during his opening speech at today's cabinet meeting, addressed in detail the regional developments that concern our country as well, first and foremost Operation Peace Spring. He especially underlined that the results we have achieved through the successful diplomacy carried out both on the ground and at the table are of paramount importance in terms of Turkey's security and the stability in the region. Obviously, the period ahead of us from now on involves important opportunities as well as big challenges.

Therefore, we will intensely continue our works within the framework of the means and opportunities provided by Operation Peace Spring, because the Syria issue is a complicated issue. The magnitude of the area that we have cleared of terrorists is important in terms of both our country's border security and of the stability and security of the people living on the Syrian side. Yet, obviously, we have many things before us to do in terms of holding elections in order to further the political process, in order for the Constitutional Committee to continue its works, and in order for a legitimate, democratic and inclusive administration to take office in Syria.

WE KNOW THAT THE GAMES PLAYED OVER SYRIA CONTINUE

We would also like to stress that the fight against terror is not a point process but a continuing process. Operation Peace Spring has largely thwarted the aims to establish a terror corridor, even a terror state in the northeast of Syria, particularly in the north of Syria, right to the south of our border. And a great blow has been dealt to this terror corridor. However, we continue to remain vigilant, because we know that terrorists will not easily give up on their intentions and acts. We also know that the games played over Syria continue. Therefore, Mr. President, drawing attention especially to these points, said that we will intensely continue our military, intelligence and diplomatic works from now on as well without stopping.

Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey