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Minister of Defence Nurettin Canikli who was in Georgia for the Southeastern Europe Defence Ministerial Meeting (SEDM), has made a statement as to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF entering a de-conflict zone in Syria's İdlib province and said that the TAF was supporting the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Upon being asked by a student of a school that had been established by the Minister of National Education in the province, when the operation would be over, Canikli answered:
"God knows. Whenever the threat is over. I mean, we need to be around until the threats towards Turkey are completely over.
"There we have the Free Syrian Army with whom we cooperate [...]
"They defend their lands themselves. And we provide them support". (YY/DG)
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