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Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could act against a "terrorist" Kurdish organisation in northern Syria.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey could act against a "terrorist" organisation in northern Syria if it sees it as a threat, referring to outlawed Kurdish militants.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments Thursday follow reports that Kurdish rebels and the Democratic Union Party of Syria took control of five cities along the Syrian-Turkish border.
"We will not allow a terrorist group to establish camps in northern Syria and threaten Turkey," Erdogan told a news conference.
"If there is a step which needs to be taken against the terrorist group, we will definitely take this step," he said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and those close to him were about to leave power and preparations are underway for a "new era" in Turkey's southern neighbour, Erdogan said before departing for London.