Turkish army on Sunday started building and facilitating checkpoints in northern Syria in a bid to prevent YPG/PKK terror groups from targeting civilians through car bombings.

“In order for the facilitation of the safe zone, road checkpoints have been established in response to the bloody-minded PKK/YPG terrorists’ attacks targeting innocent civilians,” the ministry said on Twitter.

“All necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the local people,” it added.

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