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Turkey will carry operation in northern Syria - Erdogan

Turkey will carry operation in northern Syria - Erdogan
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mor Efrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Istanbul, Turkey, August 3, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer -
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday.

Turkey has been running out of patience with the United States, who made an agreement with Ankara to implement a safe zone in northeastern Syria. Erdogan said both Russia and the United States have been told of the operation.

(Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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