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The Turkish army in Syria during 'Operation Olive Branch' in January (Photo: Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri)

'Operation Olive Branch' for self-defence and regional stability

Entering its seventh year, the conflict in Syria continues to be a direct threat to international security and regional stability.

Turkey's land border with Syria and Iraq, measuring 1,295 km in length, requires Turkey to be alert to the developments within its neighbors and vigilant towards the security threats emanating from these countries.

Turkey's national security is under the direct threat of Syria-based terrorist organi...

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Matthew is EUobserver's Opinion Editor. He joined EUobserver in June 2018. Previously he worked as a reporter for The Guardian in London, and as editor for AFP in Paris and DPA in Berlin.

The Turkish army in Syria during 'Operation Olive Branch' in January (Photo: Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri)

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Matthew is EUobserver's Opinion Editor. He joined EUobserver in June 2018. Previously he worked as a reporter for The Guardian in London, and as editor for AFP in Paris and DPA in Berlin.

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