Turkey claims to have killed almost 1000 terrorists in Afrin last month

Aftermath of a reported airstrike in Saraqeb. Image courtesy of Edlib Media Center

"The Americans want to disintegrate the Syrian territories and have done the preliminary moves to create and recognize an independent country in Eastern Euphrates in the Kurdish-populated region but certainly this will not be materialized", he added.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected the recent statement by the head of Turkey's Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, regarding a potential meeting between Ankara and Damascus, Al-Masdar News says.

"Unfortunately, today certain sides seek to alter geographical borders in the region and following their defeat in the north of Iraq, they embarked on hatching plots in northern Syria", Rouhani noted.

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

"Turkey's fight against terrorism is fully in line with worldwide law".

Civil Defense volunteers search for survivors in Idlib city on February 6
Civil Defense volunteers search for survivors in Idlib city on February 6

President Rouhani hailed two countries' high-level talks on the expansion of bilateral, regional and global cooperation, saying that the two governments are willing to develop and strengthen relations as two friendly and brother neighboring countries.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president underscored cooperation between Ankara, Moscow and Tehran with the aim of restoring unity to Syria, eliminating terrorism and establishing peace in the Arab country.

Bilgic said Turkey has informed worldwide organizations, including North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the United Nations, as well as its neighbors about the operation.

Earlier on Wednesday, Cavusoglu, who was in Tehran for a one-day official visit, also sat down with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Russian Federation on Wednesday warned both the Turkish and Iranian sides about the need to bypass their disputes sparked by Ankara's ongoing "Operation Olive Branch" in the northern Syrian district of Afrin.

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