Erdogan explained the operation in Syria by the need “to overthrow Assad”

The Turkish military entered Syria to put an end to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, said Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is reported Hyrriyet Daily News.

“According to my estimates, about 1 million people were killed in Syria. People continue to die, without exception: children, women and men. Where is the UN? What is she doing? She’s in Iraq? No. We have preached patience, but I couldn’t take it anymore, we had to enter Syria with the Free Syrian army,” he said.

“We are there to establish justice. We went there to stop the reign of the tyrant Assad, who is responsible for state terror. [We would] any other reason”, he concluded.