Erdogan: Turkey neutralizes more than 4,400 terrorists in Syria's Afrin
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ISTANBUL, May 27 (KUNA) -- More than 4,400 "terrorists" have been "neutralized" in Syria's Afrin region so far since the start of the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.
Addressing a rally for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party rally in eastern Erzurum province, Erdogan said that 4,480 "terrorists" have been neutralized in Afrin so far.
Turkey also "neutralized" 414 PKK "terrorists" in the operations being conducted in northern Iraq, the president said.
On the economic scene, Erdogan said that Turkey achieved a growth rate of 7.4 percent in 2017, ranking as world's first.
He also referred to the fall of Turkish lira against the US dollar, calling for working together to spoil the game of the "interest lobby" ahead of June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections in the country.
"My brothers and sisters who have dollars [and] euros beneath their pillows, please change your money with the Turkish liras. We will break this game together," he said. (end) ta.msa
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