World Bulletin / News Desk
The 440-strong force will be responsible for maintaining security across the city.
“Today is a very important day,” Ali Yerlikaya, governor of Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep city, told a ceremony on Tuesday.
“With police forces deployed, Jarabulus gives hope for a free Syria,” he said.
Jarabulus was liberated from ISIL extremist group as part of Turkey-led Operation Euphrates Shield, which began late August.
The offensive aimed to improve security, support coalition forces and eliminate the extremist threat along the Turkish border.
“The situation in Jarabulus will improve day by day thanks to Operation Euphrates Shield,” Yerlikaya said.
He said the new police force in Jarabulus has received a 5-week training at the request of the Free Syrian Army in the southern Turkish city of Mersin.
“[This force] will guarantee the security and stability of Jarabulus,” he said.
Jarabulus police commander Raed Hamid, for his part, said his forces will spare no efforts to maintain security across the northern Syrian city.
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