October 10, 2019 / 10:59 AM / 9 days ago

Erdogan says operation aims to send Syrians back to their homes

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s military incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria is aimed at restoring the region’s demographic structure and sending Syrians back to their own homes, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

In a speech to officials from his AK Party in the capital Ankara, Erdogan said he could not accept any harm being inflicted on civilians during the offensive.

Reporting by Nevzat Devranoglu and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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