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Syria op to restart in 35 hrs unless terror group retreats - Cavusoglu

"Turkey supports political processes very strongly," the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the TRT World Conference on Monday in a speech aimed to demystify Turkey's presence in Syria and its ongoing military operation. "There is no military solution in Syria," Cavusoglu underlined.

"The PKK/YPG became stronger each day and continued attacks against Turkey," Cavusoglu complained before he slammed the United States for continuing to "provide weapons to PYD/YPG." "We have 35 hours left; if they don't withdraw, we will re-start," the top Turkish diplomat warned.

Addressing accusations that Ankara is waging a campaign against the Kurds, the foreign minister reiterated that Turkey fights "terrorist organizations, not the Kurds," underpinning his claim by noting that his country has welcomed "over 300,000 Syrian Kurds." "Our only aim is to destroy the terrorists," he stressed, adding that "national security is vitally important for our nation," which is why it has embarked on "clearing our borders from terrorists."

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