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Turkey to Work with Free Syrian Army to Get Deeper Involved in Syria

Turkey to Work with Free Syrian Army to Get Deeper Involved in Syria

The announcement by the Turkey-allied FSA rebels came on Saturday, a day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to intensify Ankara’s involvement in Syria.

In a statement, the National Front for Liberation, which includes various FSA factions, reportedly declared, “Our complete cooperation with the Turkish ally in making their effort succeed in sparing civilians the calamities of war.”

On September 17, pro-opposition Turkey and Assad’s ally Russia struck an agreement to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib that would separate rebel fighters and Syrian regime forces.

While addressing Turkish and Muslim communities during an event in New York organized by Turkish American National Steering Committee on Saturday, Erdogan reportedly said Turkey’s efforts in neighboring Syria would continue until it eradicates the terror threat facing his country.

“We will take similar steps east of the Euphrates,” President Erdogan added, stressing that Ankara has turned the cleared areas into safe zones.

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