As the number of dead YPG militants increases and Turkish-backed forces advance toward the center of Afrin, there will be a more determined effort to limit and ultimately render Operation Olive Branch unsuccessful.
The killing of 17-year-old Fatma by YPG terrorists proves how right Turkey was to start the Afrin operation.
On 19 January, 7 Christians, 4 Armenians and 3 Arameans (also known as Syriacs), were abducted by the terrorist group and forced to the front lines in Afrin, Syria, where the Turkish Armed Forces are currently conducting Operation Olive Branch.
In order to aid their fight against the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army, PYD/PKK released Daesh members from prisons in Afrin, Raqqa ad Deir ez-Zour on the basis that they fight against the Turkish forces.
Turkey has requested for the extradition of Mihrac Ural, the leader of THPK-C, who was seen at the Sochi congress in Russia.
The U.S. position in Syria can be interpreted from two perspectives, both of which Ankara rejects: Either the U.S. political leadership fails to read the developments on the ground in the Middle East, or it is aware of what it is doing in the region.
It is high time for Washington to revise its short-sighted YPG policy indoctrinated by CENTCOM.
With the Operation Olive Branch taking place, the Turkish Red Crescent has announced that it is preparing for the accommodation of over 50,000 people near Afrin.
Member of the European Parliament, Kati Piri has stated that the PKK terrorist organization does not pose a threat for the European Union.
Claiming Turkey’s Afrin operation harms the U.S. or NATO serves the interests only of countries like Russia and China.