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Turkey's Erdogan welcomes Western air strike on Syria

ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan welcomed US, British and French forces' airstrikes on Syria, saying that the operation sent a message to Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad.

"With the joint operation by US, UK and France on Saturday, the Syrian regime received the message that its massacres wouldn't be left unanswered," Erdogan told his ruling AK Party supporters in an Istanbul meeting.

"The innocent Syrian people should have been defended long ago," Erdogan added.
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