Feb. 12--Terrorists who threaten Turkey's national interests on the southern borders will be eliminated, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said on Feb. 12.

"Using its military power, Turkey will eliminate all terrorists on the southern borders," Oktay added, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.

He stressed that no one can oppose Turkey in the fight against terrorism.

On Dec. 12, 2018, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Turkish Armed Forces will launch a new military operation in Syria against PYD/YPG. Erdogan claimed there were US soldiers in the detachments of the terrorists in Syria.

On Jan. 20, 2018, Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Free Syrian Army, launched the Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria.

On Aug. 24, 2016, the Turkish Armed Forces launched the Operation Euphrates Shield against the "Islamic State", and with the support of the Syrian opposition liberated the border town of Jarablus, as well as Al-Bab in northern Syria. -- Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu

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