Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara carried 147 major counter-terrorism operations, and air strikes destroyed 922 targets including arms depots and shelters used by terrorists.
The Turkish army has been deploying troops and military equipment for weeks as preparations for a major anti-terror operation in Syria.
President of Syrian Turkmen Assembly says that liberation of Manbij and the east of Euphrates River will be answer for "YPG terrorists who abuse Arab, Turkmen, and Kurdish minorities in northern Syria."
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is "conducting state terrorism", following Netanyahu's attack on Erdogan in a tweet.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says successful cross-border campaigns Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch paved way for repatriation of Syrian refugees from Turkey.
President Erdogan said despite the temporary delay, Turkey reserves the right to move against terrorists in northern Syria. The president said the delay should give the US time to follow through after Trump said he was pulling US troops from Syria.
The anti-terror operation to the east of the Euphrates River follows two successful cross-border Turkish operations into Syria. Both were meant to eradicate the presence of YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists near Turkey’s borders.
The US attempt to focus on a single goal in Syria, namely Daesh, has served as fuel for other conflicts in the region and compromised Turkey's internal security.
Turkey's President Erdogan announced a new offensive in territory to the east of the Euphrates that is being held by the YPG. Although the YPG is backed by the US, Turkey considers it the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.
"Turkey has gained historic results against terror groups, gangs and drug dealers, and any other action targeting peace in our term since 2002" - Turkish President Erdogan.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will soon root out "terror nests" in east of Euphrates river in Syria, during a military ceremony in central Isparta province.
The Syrian regime and the US-backed YPG group appeared as enemies while avoiding conflicts during the country's civil war. Now both sides are holding talks that could lead to a partnership against Turkey-backed opposition groups in the north.
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