Turkish forces, along with their local partners, deployed into northwestern Syria to remove the YPG terror group in and around the district of Afrin.
The PKK’s Syrian affiliate has courted several powers over the years. But within the context of the recent Turkish operation, it may be running out of options.
Turkey also reiterated its call on the US to stop providing aid for PKK/YPG/PYD terror group, especially arms and ammunition support, the ministry’s said.
Turkey liberated Afrin from the YPG almost a year ago. With the region free of terror an important source of income for local farmers – olive oil – is enjoying a revival.
Claiming to be defeating ‘militants’ in Afrin, the YPG/PKK is criticised for indiscriminate attacks and civilian deaths.
Today marks the one year anniversary of Turkey's Operation Olive Branch aimed to clear terrorists affiliated with the PKK from the Afrin region.
The bomb was reportedly planted on a public bus and injured nine others in northern Syria.
Healthcare services in Syria’s Afrin has improved since Turkey established medical clinics in several rural areas to provide free medical services for locals.
Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is a coalition fighting alongside Turkey which is carrying out Operation Olive Branch in Syria to drive terrorists from its border. The FSA includes Kurds, who are fighting against the YPG terror group.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slams Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling him a "terrorist" after Netanyahu's remarks targeted Turkey's ongoing operation in northern Syria.
Defeated terrorists leave behind hidden booby traps haunting war-weary residents of Syria's northwestern region.
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