“The sole purpose of the operation is to destroy the zone controlled by terrorists at the southern borders of Turkey and to ensure the voluntary return of Syrians to their homes,” he said.
According to him, the Turkish army is “conducting a successful fight against terrorists,” and the priority is the security of the civilian population of Syria.
“Terrorists threatening the borders of Turkey pose a threat to the whole world. Ankara is fully determined to eliminate this threat and expects the world community to be as determined in the fight against terrorist organizations, ”he added.
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 a green light on the Kurdish attack in Syria, despite the decision to withdraw troops from the north of the country in connection with the Turkish military operation.
Read more about the operation in the material RT.