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World Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to avoid military action in Syria

14:15  09 october  2019
14:15  09 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Iran ' s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria , as As Rouhani spoke, Iran ’ s Army Ground Forces began an unannounced military drill in the northwest of the country that borders Turkey , the Iranian Students’

Iran ' s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria , as As Rouhani spoke, Iran ' s Army Ground Forces began an unannounced military drill in the northwest of the country that borders Turkey , the Iranian Students'


DUBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria, as Ankara's forces were poised to advance into an area there being vacated by the U.S. military.

As Rouhani spoke, Iran's Army Ground Forces began an unannounced military drill in the northwest of the country that borders Turkey, the Iranian Students' News Agency ISNA reported.

Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies will push into Syria "shortly", a Turkish official said on Wednesday, in an operation world powers fear could open a new chapter in Syria's ruinous eight-year-old war.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran ’ s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria Iran , a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has regularly urged Turkey to respect Syria ’s territorial integrity and says all foreign military forces

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran ’ s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria Iran , a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has regularly urged Turkey to respect Syria ’s territorial integrity and says all foreign military forces

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 73rd United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 25, 2018 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly, or UNGA, is expected to attract 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government in New York City for a week of speeches, talks and high level diplomacy concerning global issues. New York City is under tight security for the annual event with dozens of road closures and thousands of security officers patrolling city streets and waterways.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) © Spencer Platt/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 73rd United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 25, 2018 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly, or UNGA, is expected to attract 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government in New York City for a week of speeches, talks and high level diplomacy concerning global issues. New York City is under tight security for the annual event with dozens of road closures and thousands of security officers patrolling city streets and waterways. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Iran, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has regularly urged Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity and says all foreign military forces "with an illegal presence" - including the United States - should leave the country.

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The Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported the latest comments from the Iranian President Rouhani after Iran ’ s Army Ground Forces launched an u. Key Quotes: “We have openly said that the only solution to ensure safety and security in southern Turkey and northern Syria is the presence of

"We have openly said that the only solution to ensure safety and security in southern Turkey and northern Syria is the presence of the Syrian army," state news agency IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying on Wednesday.

"We are calling on our friendly and brotherly neighbour Turkey to act with more patience and restraint, and to revise its decision and chosen path," he said.

Iran, like Turkey, is home to a large ethnic Kurdish population and Rouhani expressed understanding for Turkish concerns about security on its borders, adding: "We believe that a correct path should be adopted to remove those concerns."

"Kurds in Syria... should support the Syrian army," he said.

Reporting on Iran's own military drill that started on Wednesday, ISNA said it included rapid reaction units, mobile and offense brigades, and helicopters from the Army Ground Force's Air Unit.

"The aim of the military exercise is to evaluate the combat readiness of army units and their mobility and agility in the battlefield," ISNA said, without referring to the planned Turkish operation in northeast Syria.

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DUBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Iran ‘ s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey on Wednesday to show restraint and avoid military action in northern Syria Iran , a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has regularly urged Turkey to respect Syria ’s territorial integrity and says all foreign military

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Ankara has said it intends to create a "safe zone" in northeast Syria in order to return millions of refugees there, but the scheme has alarmed some Western allies as much as the risks posed by the military operation itself.

For Ankara, which views Kurdish YPG fighters in northeast Syria as terrorists because of their ties to militants waging an insurgency inside Turkey, an influx of non-Kurdish Syrians would help it secure a buffer against its main security threat.

Kurds are spread out in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey.

Shi'ite Muslim-dominated Iran has up to 10 million Kurdish citizens, mostly Sunni Muslims. It is facing demands for greater Kurdish autonomy from the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), an armed opposition group.

There have also been frequent clashes in the area between Iranian security forces and Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in neighbouring Iraq, such as the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), accused by Tehran of having links to Kurdish PKK insurgents in Turkey. (Reporting by Tuqa Khalid; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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