ANKARA 

With the Operation Peace Spring, Turkey aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria, Turkish vice president said on Monday.

“More than 4,000 square-kilometer [1,544-mile] area has been cleared from the terrorists [in the northern Syria],” Fuat Oktay told the lawmakers during his 2020 budget speech in the Turkish parliament.

With the Operation Peace Spring, Turkey also aimed to reduce its security concerns, Oktay noted.

He added that Turkey also aimed to preserve the territorial integrity of Syria with the operation.

“Turkey’s fight against terrorism in the Operation Peace Spring region will continue until the terror in the area

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