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TEHRAN (defapress) – The Syrian government said on Thursday that a so-called agreement between Turkey and the United States over northeastern Syria represented a “blatant attack” on the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial unity and a “dangerous escalation”.
News ID: 78321
Publish Date: 09August 2019 - 17:00

Syria: US-Turkish Deal ‘Blatant Attack’ on SyriaThe agreement setting up a joint operation center to manage a strip of territory at the Turkish border showed “American-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria”, state news agency SANA cited a foreign ministry source as saying.

The US-Turkish “aggression” represented “a dangerous escalation and a threat to peace and stability in the area”, it added.

Turkey and the United States on Wednesday reached an agreement on the establishment of a joint operation center in the northern part of Syria, in the wake of Ankara’s threats to launch an operation against the US-sponsored Kurdish militants to push them away from the Turkish border.

On the same day, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated Turkey's determination to eliminate the presence of the YPG, which forms the backbone of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), from areas bordering Turkey in northern Syria.

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