Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Wednesday that Turkish military activity in Syria has begun.
"Our Air Force, together with the National Army, has launched a 'Peace Spring' operation in northern Syria against Kurdish and ISIS terrorists," Erdogan wrote in his Twitter account. .
The Turkish president also explained: "The operation will counter terrorist threats against Turkey and lead to the establishment of a buffer zone that will allow the return of Syrian refugees to their homes. We will safeguard Syria's territorial integrity and free local communities from terrorists."