[size=36]Turkish presidency calls on parliament to extend military operations in Iraq[/size]
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Turkish presidency has asked parliament to extend military operations beyond the borders in Iraq and northern Syria.
According to the agency "Anatolia" Turkish, said the Turkish presidency in its note that "Ankara attaches great importance to the unity of Iraqi territory and stability."
"Terrorist organizations such as ISIS, PKK and YPK in Syria and Iraq continue to threaten Turkish national security and continue their terrorist activities against Turkey," it said.
Earlier on Monday, the United States began withdrawing its troops from northeastern Syria near the border with Turkey, amid recent preparations for a military operation to clear the territory of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) active in the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance. In the war against ISIS
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that all preparations for the start of the military operation in northern Syria have been completed and the army has sent new reinforcements to the border.
"We have completed all preparations for a possible military operation in northeastern Syria," the ministry said in a statement on Twitter.
In a speech to the UN General Assembly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the establishment of a safe zone in northeastern Syria, which his country has worked with in cooperation with the United States, would allow the repatriation of 3 million Syrian refugees, while Ankara has repeatedly stressed its determination. Complete this work alone if necessary.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday evening that Ankara is determined to clear the east of the Syrian Euphrates from terrorists and establish a safe area.
Fakhreddin Altun, head of the Turkish presidency's liaison office, said Turkey had acted with great patience and coordination with allies in the fight against terrorism in Syria, "but it can no longer wait for one minute."