- Title: Turks divided over Syria offensive
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: VARIOUS OF NEWSPAPERS ON DISPLAY FRONT PAGE OF HURRIYET NEWSPAPER WITH THE HEADLINE READING (Turkish): "JETS HIT, SOLDIERS ENTERED" FRONT PAGE OF MILLIYET NEWSPAPER WITH THE HEADLINE READING (Turkish): "PEACE SPRING HAS BEGUN" FRONT PAGE OF SOZCU NEWSPAPER WITH THE HEADLINE READING (Turkish): "TRAITORS GONE UP IN SMOKE"
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 08:03
- Keywords: Turkey Syria military operation Syrian Kurdish militia YPG Free Syrian Army Syrian National Army newspapers
- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- City: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA002B0IKG1Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:On the streets of Istanbul on Thursday (October 10) some residents said the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria was necessary for Turkey's benefit. Others disagreed with it considering the current economic conditions.
"They should have thought about this before opening the doors to other militias," said Ilknur Akanlar, an Istanbul resident.
Turkey launched the military offensive named as "Operation Peace Spring" in northeastern Syria, aiming to establish a safe zone by eliminating what Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the "terror corridor".
Turkey's military operation began shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops back from the area, leaving their long-term Kurdish allies without protection.
Turkish forces seized designated targets and continued their operation successfully as planned the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
The military has hit 181 targets of the Kurdish militia since the beginning of the operation with air force and artillery, the ministry added.
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