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Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to launch ground invasion of northern Syria

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Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to order a land invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish groups amid years of border violence and repeated Turkish aggression.

Turkiye has launched a barrage of airstrikes against suspected militant targets in northern Syria and Iraq in retaliation for the November 13 Istanbul bombings that the Turkish government blamed on Kurdish groups.

The group denies any involvement in the bombing, saying the Turkish strike killed civilians and threatened a fight against the Islamic State group.

Ankara’s allies, especially Russia, have sought to avoid a ground invasion. But Erdogan said in an address to his ruling party parliamentarians on Wednesday that the air campaign was “only the beginning.”

He said Turkiye is “determined to close all southern borders…with security strips to prevent possible attacks on our country.”

Türkiye has carried out a series of incursions into Syria since 2016 and already controls parts of northern Syria.

Turkiye has launched airstrikes against suspected Kurdish targets in northern Syria.(AP: Baderhan Ahmad)

Erdogan said the new military offensive, which will be carried out “at a time most convenient for us”, will target the Tell Rifaat, Manbij and Kobani regions, also known in Arabic as Ain al-Arab. said he would.

“The concrete tunnels that terrorists use for safety will soon become their graves,” he said.

Meanwhile, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria said his group was ready to repel a Turkish ground invasion.

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