Erdogan: Operation in Syria is “against terror, not against anyone or any country”

Middle East Eye | December 1, 2016

Turkish president says his forces are in Syria to fight IS, after Russia urged him to explain comments on Bashar al-Assad

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said he had sent Turkish forces to Syria to tackle the Islamic State, a day after Russia urged him to explain earlier comments they were there to “end the rule of the cruel” Bashar al-Assad.

“The aim of the Euphrates Shield operation is against terror, not against anyone or any country,” the Turkish president said in Ankara.

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