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Erdoğan says Turkey will solve Syria issue after local elections

"We will definitely solve Syria issue on the field, if possible, and not on the table, as the first work after elections," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his speech during an election rally in Istanbul on Saturday.

Turkey's president on Saturday said that they will "definitely" solve Syria issue on the field after Sunday's local elections in Turkey.

"We will definitely solve Syria issue on the field, if possible, and not on the table, as the first work after elections," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during an election rally in Istanbul.

Erdoğan said that those who wish to close Turkey's southern borders with a terror corridor will never find a chance to do that.

"We have taught the necessary lesson to those who tried to do that and we will do the same to them in the future," he added.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN officials.

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