Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sunday a command and control center in the border province of Sanliurfa where he was briefed about the ongoing operation in northern Syria.

He was accompanied by Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler, intelligence chief Hakan Fidan, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, Sanliurfa Governor Abdullah Erim, and senior members of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party.

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