Erdogan wrote on his Twitter: "Our goal is to destroy the terrorist corridor whose creation near our southern borders is being attempted to bring peace and tranquility".
The operation was carried out together with the Free Syrian Army and is directed against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and against the terrorist militia "Islamic State", said Erdogan.
The Syrian-Kurdish SDF units reported that the Turkish Air Force is attacking civilian areas of Syria. There is therefore "a lot of panic among the people". The SDF again called for the creation of no-fly zones by the US.