Turkey vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Turkish military expansionism alerts its rivals in the Middle East

Turkey's President says over 4300 terrorists neutralised since Operation Olive Branch

And that's why he has called for snap elections on June 24.

He promised to make his country a global power and vowed to carry out new military operations along Turkey's borders after its two previous offensives into Syria.

Speaking before thousands of supporters in Istanbul on Sunday, Erdogan described next month's snap presidential and parliamentary polls as a "milestone" for a strong Turkey.

The manifesto unveiling was taking places at the party's provincial congress in Turkey's largest city, Istanbul.

Erdogan has served as president since 2014.

Ahead of the elections, Turkey will roll out a debt restructuring and social reforms package costing almost $6 billion, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

Turkey is now carrying out an offensive into northern Syria's Afrin region against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara considers a terrorist organisation linked to Kurdish militants waging an insurgency on Turkish soil.

Erdogan said Turkey will launch additional offensives like Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations to clear its border of terror organisations.

He said at least 4,415 terrorists have been "neutralised" since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria.

The Turkish military has also said that it is striking only terrorists and "utmost" care is take to ensure no civilians are harmed during the course of the operation. With rapid decision-making, fast execution and efficient management, economic growth will gain momentum.

Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002 and has since remained the country's biggest political force.

In a referendum a year ago Turkey's electorate narrowly supported a constitutional change that see the implementation of an executive presidential system.

He repeated Turkey's commitment to joining the European Union despite prior tensions with several EU member states and long-stalled membership negotiations.

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