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Turkey completes Euphrates Shield military operation in Syria
09:21, 30 March 2017
Turkey completes Euphrates Shield military operation in Syria

The country may conduct other military operations

09:21, 30 March 2017

Reuters

A military operation started by Turkish military in Syria in 2016 named ‘Euphrates Shield Operation’ which purpose was to secure Turkey’s borders has been successfully completed, according to the country’s top security board, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

“Euphrates Shield Operation, launched to secure our country’s border security, prevent [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] DEAŞ threats and attack targeting our country, give an opportunity to our displaced Syrian brothers to return their homes and continue their lives in peace and security has been successfully completed,” the National Security Council (MGK) said in a statement issued on March 29 following a meeting headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Related: Erdogan: EU will no longer threaten Turkey with process of gaining membership

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım explained that it is possible Turkey’s military activity will continue in Syria in the frameworks of new operations.

Earlier it was reported that Russia and Turkey launched their first joint operation against ISIS. It is planned to hit 36 ISIS objects during the operation.

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