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We Will Link Security Belt Zones In Northern Syria Soon: Erdogan


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today, August 8, his country's intention to link the safe areas in northern Syria soon.

Erdogan said in a speech that soon the security belt links will be unified by clearing the last areas in which the YPG and PKK organization are present in Syria.

He added that his country will continue to fight terrorism, and that its decision to establish a safe zone at a depth of 30 kilometers at Turkey's southern border is still valid.
He pointed out that no member state of NATO should be a safe haven for militants fleeing Turkish justice.

The Turkish forces, in cooperation with the Syrian National Army, carried out the operations of 'Euphrates Shield', 'Olive Branch' and 'Spring of Peace' in northern Syria, against the 'ISIS' and 'PKK/YPG' organizations. 

Through these operations, the three thousand kilometers of land were cleared of militants, and thousands of Syrians were able to return safely to their lands.

Concerning the Ukrainian grain shipment agreement to world markets, the Turkish president said: 'We have completed the grain agreement, which contributed to securing global supplies at a time when the food crisis is knocking on the doors.'

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On July 22, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations signed the 'Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian ports, also called the Black Sea Grain Initiative' during a meeting hosted by Istanbul. 

The agreement guarantees securing exports of grain stuck in Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea in eastern Europe to the world. In this context, the first ship loaded with corn set off from Ukrainian ports, on August 1, heading to Lebanon.

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