Turkish military operations in Idlib will prevent migration wave from ISIS-hit Syria
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 10-Oct-2017
Ankara, October 10: Turkey’s military operations in Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib aim to prevent a wave of migration into Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.
Yildirim also said Turkey aimed to create control points in Idlib for future deployments, and that the activities of the armed forces in Idlib would help prevent internal conflicts between civilians and militant groups in the region. Military operations will create a peace and stable environment in the regions.
Turkey has said it will provide assistance to rebels and implement a de-escalation agreement designed to reduce fighting with pro-government forces in the area, the most populous pocket of Syria still in rebel hands. On Sunday, a Turkish army reconnaissance team scouted the Idlib province.
Turkey, which is already hosting around three million Syrians, has been one of the biggest supporters of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the six-and-a-half-year war, but its focus has moved from ousting him to securing its own border against jihadist and Kurdish groups. The recent Kurdistan Referendum is one of them.