While Turkey has consistently called for the U.S. regime to stop funding the YPG, the Trump administration justified its support in terms of its fight against Daesh. However, reminding that the Daesh threat in Syria had been eliminated, Ibrahim Kalin emphasized that there was no need for the U.S. to continue to support the terrorist group.
Operation Olive Branch is as important for the security of Europe as much as it is for Turkey’s national security.
On Wednesday 20 January, President Erdogan emphasized that Turkey’s concern in Syria’s Afrin region is the “establishment of justice, not land.”
According to data released by the State Highways Directorate on Wednesday 20 January, Turkey earned 1.46 billion Turkish liras ($387 million) in tolls from two bridges on the Istanbul Strait as well as toll roads in 2017.
Operation Olive Branch aims to create 30-kilometer-deep (approx. 19 miles) safe zone in northwestern Afrin region of Syria, Turkish prime minister said Sunday.
Edward J. Erickson, a retired U.S. army officer and currently a professor at the Marine Corps University, talked about the recent developments in Syria’s Afrin and the relations between the U.S. and Turkey.
Turkey has legitimate security concerns over insurgency inside its borders, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday, according to U.S. media reports.
Arab media have shed the spotlight on Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch to dislodge the PYD/PKK terrorist group from northern Syria’s Afrin city.
While some Turkish fighter jets took off from the base, others remained on alert. Meanwhile, military cargo planes kept arriving and leaving the base.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday afternoon said the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin will be completed “in very short time”.