By Davut Demircan
ANKARA (AA) - Syria children in an area of northern Syria cleared of terrorists by a Turkish-led operation are getting medical care at a Turkish-staffed hospital, according to the National Defense Ministry.
The Turkish Defense Ministry posted a video on social media Saturday showing Syrian children getting medical care at the hospital in Ras al-Ayn, northern Syria, near the Turkish border, an area liberated by Turkey’s anti-terrorist Operation Peace Spring.
It showed Syrian mothers saying they are happy and grateful to Turkey for feeling safer and healthier.
“We trust the Turkish soldiers. They are taking care of us,” said one Syrian mother.
Another mother said that Turkey made them more secure and added: “They have a lot of love for the children. Praise God. We are very pleased. Everything is really good.”
She added that the Turkish soldiers are “very affectionate people. We are more than satisfied.”
Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Oct. 9 to eliminate terrorist YPG/PKK elements east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is its Syrian offshoot.