Turkey: Erdogan: Turkey does not want to occupy Syria

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Istanbul (AFP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asserted that Turkey does not want to occupy Syria. "We have no plans to occupy Syria and our area of ​​780,000 square kilometers is enough for us," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara on Thursday. The Turkish military is in northern Syria to protect the Turkish border, but also "to ensure peace in the region for the people there."

REF: https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-01/24/erdogan-die-tuerkei-will-syrien-nicht-besetzen-20190124-doc-1cl3it

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