23 Nov 2022 21:38
Turkey conducted an air operation against Kurdish positions in northern Syria on Sunday. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan now emphasizes that this is just the beginning. Turkey could launch a land offensive to ensure security at its borders.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that the airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the beginning. Erdogan said Turkey has never taken protecting its borders so seriously. During his speech in the Turkish Parliament, the President emphasized that the aim of the air operation is to fight terrorism. There is no danger for authorities in Syria and Iraq because Turkey intends to strengthen the territorial integrity of both countries.
Erdoğan announced on Tuesday that Turkey could launch a cross-border land operation in northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Self-Defense Forces (YPG) stationed there in the foreseeable future. The YPG is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey.
Turkey had conducted the air operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces in northern Syria on Sunday. Attacks on the city of Kobanê as well as on northern Iraq were reported. Erdoğan called the operation a success.
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