Turkey Carries Out Air Strikes On Afrin In Syria

Turkey Carries Out Air Strikes On Afrin In Syria

"Preserving countries' independence and maintaining geographical borders will lead to promotion of security in the region, and we should make efforts and take measures in a way that no country feels threatened by its neighbors", he added.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a surprise visit to the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani discussed latest developments in Syria.

Ankara and its allies have been carrying out a ground and air assault on Afrin for the past three weeks, aimed at driving out the US-backed People's Protection Units (YPG), which the Turkish government views as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Abdurrahman Bilgic met a group of British journalists in a news briefing held at the embassy residence and underlined that the operation is being carried out within the scope of the worldwide law.

US, Pakistan Pursuing Own Interests in The Afghan War: Karzai
Karzai called it a US creation and said it "undermined Afghan democracy and the Afghan constitution". The elections reflect the will of the Afghan people and create an inclusive government.

"Turkish foreign minister, for his part, said that Turkey does not have an eye on Syria's land", adding that Turkey's ongoing operation in Syria is temporary and it is only targeting "terrorists" there.

"We believe that we should stand up to plots that aim to undermine territorial integrity of regional countries", Cavusoglu said.

"Fortunately, trilateral ties among Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation over regional issues have been highly significant and instrumental", Rouhani said, calling for further cooperation and consultations to solve the Syrian crisis. He again called the Turkish offensive in Afrin and intended operation in Manbij as a distraction from the fight against Daesh.

In Turkey, Tillerson will meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss "a range of bilateral and regional issues", said the US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert in a statement.

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