Turkey opens center to manage op east of Euphrates
ŞANLIURFA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey's defense minister and chief of general staff on March 30 inaugurated a center in southeastern Şanlıurfa province that would manage possible military operation against terrorists east of the Euphrates River in Syria.
Hulusi Akar and Gen. Yaşar Güler also inspected Turkey's forces deployed near the Syrian border in Şanlıurfa.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Akar said: “Turkey is in pursuit of terrorists with an air operation launched in northern Iraq.”
In another operation three days ago, Akar noted, PKK ringleaders suffered "heavily.”
"This will continue. No one should have doubts about that," he added.
Akar said that Turkey's plans and preparations for a possible operation east of the Euphrates in Syria are completed.