Operation Olive Branch

Turkey working for the normalization of Syria
Turkey working for the normalization of Syria

The sensitivity in protecting civilians is "causing the operation to proceed much more slowly and that there is a clear...

Friday, March 9, 2018

Over 3 000 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation
Over 3,000 terrorists 'neutralized' in Afrin operation

A total of 3,055 terrorists have been "neutralized" so far since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

No civilians killed or hurt in Operation Olive Branch'
'No civilians killed or hurt in Operation Olive Branch'

Turkish deputy PM says if Assad regime enters Afrin posing as PYD/PKK they will be targeted, militias will be targeted too.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Notes from the Border What Operation Olive Branch means for
Notes from the Border: What Operation Olive Branch means for the Border Towns of Turkey

A young Kilis resident we came across while walking said to us: “When they [terrorists] kill, they don’t care whether we...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Erdogan Turkey to lay siege to Afrin city center soon
Erdogan: Turkey to lay siege to Afrin city center soon

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the Turkish army would lay siege to Syria’s Afrin city center in the coming...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Iran and the YPG Friends or Foes
Iran and the YPG: Friends or Foes?

During Operation Olive Branch, the YPG has used, visually confirmed, Iranian weapons. Among them are Iran-produced 107mm...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Operation Olive Branch increasing success
Operation Olive Branch increasing success

On a statement made on Monday, the Turkish General Staff announced that a total of 1,641 PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists have...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Turkey US reach 'understanding' to normalize ties
Turkey, US reach 'understanding' to normalize ties

Speaking alongside his visiting U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson at a press conference in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said:...

Friday, February 16, 2018

US Support to YPG Violation of US National Law
US Support to YPG: Violation of US National Law

The support the U.S. administration provides to the offshoots of the PKK constitutes serious contradictions and casts...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Germany bans PKK rallies in northwestern cities
Germany bans PKK rallies in northwestern cities

According to Cologne police, rallies by PKK-affiliated organization NAV-DEM scheduled for today (Thursday) in Cologne and...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Turkish security forces seize landmines in Afrin
Turkish security forces seize landmines in Afrin

Since it came into force in 1999, the Ottawa Treaty, which outlaws anti-personnel mines, have been ratified or acceded by...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Over 1 350 terrorists neutralized in Afrin operation
Over 1,350 terrorists neutralized in Afrin operation

On Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have...

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Divided Europe and Turkey
A Divided Europe and Turkey

Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin
Where does Iran and Russia stand in Afrin?

Iran’s red lines concerning intervention in Syria are the presence of the regime and the securing of the resistance line....

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Erdogan rejects opposition call to work with Assad
Erdogan rejects opposition call to work with Assad

In response to Kilicdaroglu, on Thursday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “What will we talk about to a murderer who...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Reign of Terror in Northern Syria Displacement Routine by the
Reign of Terror in Northern Syria: Displacement Routine by the PYD

The PYD, under U.S. military and diplomatic protection, has committed vast human rights violations ranging from arming...

Monday, February 5, 2018

PYD PKK kidnaps minority teens into battle
PYD/PKK kidnaps minority teens into battle

Isho Hanna and Elias Hanna, both aged 19, were on their way to university in Haskah when the Asayesh kidnapped them. Their...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

PYD PKK-Daesh cooperation in Afrin
PYD/PKK-Daesh cooperation in Afrin

In order to aid their fight against the Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army, PYD/PKK released Daesh members from...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Is Operation Olive Branch a Threat for the Stability of
Is Operation Olive Branch a Threat for the Stability of the Turkish Economy?

Striking a blow against terrorist organizations is crucial to maintain not only political stability, but also economic...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

European Parliament member ignores PKK threat
European Parliament member ignores PKK threat

During an interview published on Saturday 27 January, Piri stated that “For us [the EU], the PKK and its variations are...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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