Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan promised to create a buffer zone in the north of neighboring Syria in the coming months.

“We expect the security zone to be established in the next several months. We will create a zone of security one way or another. We expect logistic support from our allies in this issue,” the president said on Friday during a speech in the town of Erzurum.

Erdogan also stated that “Turkey does not need anybody’s permission to carry out operations on Syria’s territory.” Ankara has this right due to the agreement signed between Turkey and Syria in 1998 in the Turkish city of Adana, he said.

The Turkish leader promised that Ankara “will continue a decisive fight with terrorists.”

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