Turkey may begin military operation in Syria by late January - media
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish Armed Forces may begin military operations in the Syrian city of Afrin before the end of January, Turkish media reported Jan. 15.
The Turkish Armed Forces have been put on full alert to begin a military operation in Afrin against the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) and the PYD (Kurdish Democratic Union Party) terrorist groups.
The units of the Turkish Armed Forces located in Syria, in particular in the city of Al-Bab, are also ready for the military operation.
Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the country doesn’t rule out a new military operation against YPG and PYD in Afrin. In October 2017, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a new military operation may be held in Afrin.
Turkey has been moving military equipment to its border with Syria since June 21, 2017. Military equipment is being deployed in Turkey’s south-central province of Kilis, which borders Syrian territories controlled by the YPG and the PYD.
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