Ankara: We were patient but have run out of patience

Within the framework of the UN General Assembly, the President of Turkey called on the International community to cooperate and create a no-flight zone over Syria.

21 September 2016 16:30

Within the framework of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the International community to work together for establishment of a no-fly zone over Syria.

In his speech, the Turkish leader praised the ongoing joint military operation of the Turkish Armed Forces, the Syrian Liberation Army and the Air Force of the International coalition against terrorist groups ISIL, due to which the civilian population of the liberated Syrian Jarabulus district returns to normal and peaceful life. But Turkey is not limited with liberation of territory from the terrorist elements:

“We are planning to construct the new settlements for the refugees. But first of all, we must establish a safe area in the north of Syria and ban aircraft flights over it. And we need to take some steps in this direction all together.”

The official Ankara has suffered long enough and calmly responded to the threat from the Syrian territory. That was quite difficult, as the Turkish-Syrian border constitutes 911 kilometers. But the explosion at the wedding in Gaziantep pushed Turkey to action.

“We suffered, endured, but we have run out of patience, when August 24, a 14-child detonated an explosive device in Gaziantep province. That accident killed 56 people, and about 100 were injured.”

The "Euphrates Shield" is a joint military operation carried out by the special operation groups with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Air Forces of the international coalition against ISIL terrorist organization in Syria, which started in the early morning of August, 24. The main objectives of the offensive are to clear the frontier regions from IS terrorists, ramp up the border security, provide support for the territorial integrity in Syria, as well as to prevent the creation of so-called "Kurdish corridor” on the southern border.

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