OPERATION PEACE SPRING PRESS RELEASE09.10.2019
Today, as of 16.00, the Turkish Armed Forces launched the implementation of the “Operation Peace Spring” plan, prepared upon the directive of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The operation is being conducted by respecting the territorial integrity of Syria and in the framework of the “Right of Self Defence” in Article 51 of the UN Charter, resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2170 (2014), 2178 (2014), 2249 (2015) and 2254 (2015) adopted by the UNSC on the fight against terrorism, and also the rights of Turkey emanating from international law.
Similar to Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch, during the planning and execution of the operation, only terrorists and their fortifications, trenches, positions, weapons, vehicles and equipment are being targeted while utmost attention and diligence is being paid to ensure that civilians/innocent people and historical, cultural, religious buildings and infrastructure in the area of the operation, as well as friendly and allied elements likely to be in the region are not harmed.
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