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7/1, 2:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Military operation in Syria could start any minute - Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Ankara’s new military operation in northern Syria could start "at any moment."

"I always say that we can start [the operation] at any moment at night. We should not worry and rush, especially since we are working in the area. I hope we will start the operation when the hour comes," Erdogan told reporters after returning from the NATO summit in Madrid. Previously, the Turkish president stated that the main goal of the planned operation in Syria is to expand the 30-kilometer security zone established in the country's northwestern region.

Earlier, Washington alerted Ankara to refrain from launching a military operation in Syria, stressing that the offensive would "undermine regional stability."

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