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Turkey warns new military moves in Syria imminent

 

ISTANBUL - Turkey's president reiterated Saturday that new cross-border operations into Syria are in the works as the country boosts

its military presence along the border against threats from Kurdish militants in war-torn Syria.

 

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is determined to launch "new moves" akin to its foray into northern Syria last August. "It's clear that the situation in Syria goes beyond a war on a terror organization," Erdogan said, referring to the Islamic State group, and alluding to Kurdish aspirations for statehood.

 

He was addressing a large crowd at a stadium opening in eastern Malatya province, and slammed the US-led campaign against ISIS in Syria.