Over the past week, the Turkish Armed Forces neutralized two senior PKK commanders and took diplomatic steps for a decisive solution to the country’s war on terror.
Not only Arabs but also Turkmens, Kurds and Assyrians have suffered from the PYD’s forced migration policy in Syria. The displaced people, now living in very hard conditions, are dreaming of the day they will return to their homes.
Since Turkey implemented “boots on the ground” strategy in northern Syria, the Syrian crisis has become more complicated. Only those who are determined will land on both feet at the end of this crisis.
Evidence of the terrorist YPG/PKK using young children uncovered in the Turkish-led operation in Syria’s Afrin region confirms what many international rights watchdogs already reported: the terrorist recruitment of minors.
According to Cologne police, rallies by PKK-affiliated organization NAV-DEM scheduled for today (Thursday) in Cologne and Leverkusen were forbidden due to repeated violations of the law and crimes committed by members of the group in recent weeks.
Turkey’s counterterrorism offensive in Afrin gives hope for people in the region to have a better life in the near future.
Just as Turkey supports its allies in their fight against terrorism, they should support Turkey in its fight against terrorism, whether it is Daesh, the PKK or FETO.
Apart from military difficulties in Afrin, Turkey has to ready itself for a propaganda war with the YPG and journalists that sympathize with the group.
Land forces of the TSK and FSA will simultaneously penetrate the defense lines of the PKK/YPG on the southern and eastern sectors, effectively isolating Afrin. In the following stage, the TSK may force PKK/YPG militants to retreat to Afrin by pushing from northern and western sectors.
People claiming that Turkey is only seeking to expand its territory are overlooking a considerable fact. Turkey aspires to ensure the territorial integrity of its neighbors both in Iraq and Syria.