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Iran's Khamenei tells Erdogan to avoid military action in north Syria

The Turkish president and his Russian counterpart were both in Tehran for a key regional meeting on the war-torn Syria.     

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cautioned Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today against launching an operation into Syria, a plan that has been in Ankara's pipeline for weeks.

"Any military offensive into Syria's north will definitely harm Turkey, Syria and the greater region, and will benefit the terrorists," Khamenei told the visiting Turkish leader during a meeting in Tehran July 19. 

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