Erdogan: Turkey will not allow 'fait accompli situations' next to borders

By REUTERS
October 1, 2015 15:52

 
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ANKARA - Turkey will not allow "terror to take root" or "fait accompli situations" next to its borders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, in an apparent reference to Russian air strikes in neighboring Syria.

Erdogan made the comment in a parliamentary speech in Ankara.

The Russian air force began air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, targeting areas near the cities of Homs and Hama in the west of the country, where President Bashar al-Assad's forces are fighting a number of insurgent groups, though not Islamic State, which is based mostly in the north and east.

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