Turkey not to allow new state emerge in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey won’t allow a new state to emerge on the territory of Syria, Ibrahim Kalin, representative of Turkish president, said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 31.
The information that the Turkish military operation in Syria is allegedly aimed against the success of the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD, the Kurdish political party) doesn’t correspond to reality, Kalin said.
He noted that the PYD and the YPG are terrorist organizations.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force with the support of the coalition aircraft launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo city.
The operation was carried out under the name “Shield of the Euphrates.”
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), the YPG and the PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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