“Yesterday we started the operation. First, artillery, then aviation, ground units entered late in the evening. At the moment, 109 terrorists are killed, there are many wounded and surrendered. They started black propaganda against Turkey, supposedly it bombed civilians, ”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Erdogan added that Turkey informs the public about every step.

On October 9, Ankara announced the start of the ground part of the military operation "Spring of Peace" in northeastern Syria.

As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted, Washington did not give Ankara the green light to attack the Kurds in Syria, despite the decision to withdraw troops from the north of the country in connection with the Turkish military operation.

Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said that the military operation in Syria is progressing in accordance with the plans.