Aim of Afrin operation: Justice

On Wednesday 20 January, President Erdogan emphasized that Turkey’s concern in Syria’s Afrin region is the “establishment of justice, not land.”

New phase of Turkey’s struggle for its security in Syria

In comparison to its fight against Daesh in Operation Euphrates Shield, Operation Olive Branch is riskier, but both Turkey and the FSA units are technologically, diplomatically and psychologically more ready to confront the YPG in the field this time.