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Iran urges Turkey to halt Afrin Offensive




(MENAFN) Stating that the operation would bring back instability and terrorists to the Arab country, Iran's FM Spokesman Ghasemi called on Turkey to end its major offensive in northwestern Syrian city of Afrin.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the remarks in his weekly press conference on Monday, adding "Ankara needs to reconsider its policy on [Afrin]."

Ghasemi urged Turkish government to immediately end its offensive in Syria, adding "the continuation of Turkey's military operation will facilitate the return of instability and terrorism to Syria."

YPG, which Ankara sees as a terror organization as well as the Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK).

Both sides have suffered casualties during the operation that has come under strong criticism by Damascus.

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Iran urges Turkey to halt Afrin Offensive

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