Turkey Declares Control of ‘Afrin’ City Centre in Syria

تم نشره في Sun 18 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
  • Turkish tanks and soldiers near the Syrian border earlier this year - (Agencies)

AMMAN — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish- backed "Free Syrian Army" has taken full control of Afrin city centre in Syria, Anadolu Agency said on Sunday.

During his speech marking the 103 anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Gallipoli, Erdogan said : "Turkish flags alongside the flags of the Free Syrian Army are now fluttering in Afrin."

He said that just like the Turkish nation fought firmly and bravely in the Battle of Gallipoli (in WWI) we are now fighting in the same manner inside and outside our borders, Erdogan said, adding that "both Turks and Syrians will remember this day as the day of Afrin liberation from the terrorists."