Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said any intruder in Syria would be considered an enemy, speaking in Damascus on Sunday.
“Every inch of Syria will be liberated, and any intruder is an enemy. He will be treated as an occupation force, this is not a political opinion, but it’s a national and an indisputable opinion,” said Al Assad.
“The safe zone that the Turks are working on has always existed from the first year of the war,” he said.
“[Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan] has been calling and waiting for permission from the US in order to enter the north and north-east regions in Syria, but the Americans were telling him “keep away, your role hasn’t come yet, why?” Because terrorists used to execute their plan very well, Turkey wasn’t needed.”
The Syrian leader also mentioned that the state has sought to recover its military and civilian institutions to alleviate the pain and suffering of the refugees inside Syria and worked to return all those who left their villages and cities after they were liberated.