One year on, Erdoğan hails cross-border op
“We have buried all terrorist organizations in Afrin with [the operation of the Turkish army]. Likewise, we have buried them in Jarablus, al-Bab, [Mount] Gabar and Tendurek and have come so far today,” Erdoğan said on Jan. 20, marking the first anniversary of the operation.
“They have their eyes on our lands. But they will not divide us. They should know that we will make it hell for those who have laid their eyes on our lands,” he said.
Erdoğan added that Turkey and the Free Syrian Army have been continuing their struggle in the region.
The president also said there were “circles working against Turkey which surrounded the country from all fronts,” but did not elaborate on who they were.
Addressing his supporters in Ordu, he said the Black Sea province’s locals were already aware of the “window of opportunity that will be opened” to Turkey in the event that it reaches its aims.