On August 24, Turkish forces, backed by US-led coalition aircraft, began a military operation dubbed Euphrates Shield to clear the Syrian border town of Jarabulus and the surrounding area of the Daesh terrorist group.

 

Refugees

 

“Ankara expends its efforts to create a safety zone at the Syrian territory. If we succeed, then the residents of the tent camps could be resettled back to the Syrian land,” Erdogan said Thursday, as quoted by the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

 

He added that during the military operation Turkey’s forces had already cleared some 350 square miles of Syrian territory and the Syrians started to return to their homes.