Turkey’s anti-terror operation in northern Syria will protect children from joining PKK terror group, the Turkish parliament’s children’s rights committee head said on Wednesday.

“The operation aims to protect so many children, women and disadvantaged groups from terror disaster,” Radiye Sezer Katircioglu said in a meeting at the Turkish parliament with UNICEF Representative Philippe Duamelle.

Turkey’s anti-terror operation will prevent children from joining the PKK terror group, she noted.

“Our children will not hold on to weapons but to pencils, and they will become teachers, artists, politicians in their countries.

“Our children, notably girls, will go on with their

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