It has received the name "Source of Peace", the Turkish leader added.
According to him, the purpose of the operation is to prevent the creation of a terrorist belt along "our southern border and bring peace to this territory."
"Operation Source of Peace will neutralize the terrorist threat against Turkey and lead to the creation of a security zone that will facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to their homes," Erdogan said.
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SDS officials said the situation in northern Syria was normal until Turkey launched a special operation. They also said that society does not accept the invasion of Turkey in the Syrian region.
"All residents of the region, including Kurds, Arabs, Syrians and Assyrians, are calling on international coalition forces and the international community to confront the brutal Turkish threat, which is aimed at security and stability of an already safe area," the SDS statement said.