PYD/PKK in Manbij issue Asked about the terrorist YPG/PKK presence in Manbij, Syria -- a standing bone of contention between Ankara and Washington -- Cavusoglu said the mechanism handling the Syria issue will prioritize Manbij.
support for the PYD/PKK terrorist group, and international developments.
PKK/PYD supporters in Germany launched a campaign last month against Turkey's ongoing counterterrorism operation in northern Syria and held demonstrations across the country in which they carried banned flags and posters of the PKK terrorist group.
n Monday 12 February, the Turkish Armed Forces announced that a total of 1,369 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists have been “neutralized” since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin region.
n Friday 9 February, Turkish and Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces liberated four more villages from PYD/PKK terrorists as part of Operation Olive Branch in northwest Syria.
Mattis stated that there has been no change in terms of Turkey’s pressure on Manbij in response to a question about Turkey’s concern over the presence of PYD/PKK terrorists in the area.
The PYD/YPG has forced thousands of Arabs, Kurds and Turkmens from their villages, leading to a mass migration flow into Turkey.
Turkey’s military intervention in Afrin came due to this very reason: the PYD/YPG terrorist organization had settled to create a terror corridor on the Turkish-Syrian border, which inevitably became a matter of national security for Ankara.
administration to stop supporting the PKK/PYD in Syria, Ibrahim Kalin stated, “Who can oppose the argument that the Syrian territory should be cleared of all terrorist elements? If someone opposes this, that means they have some other plan.
" Turkey's operation was carried out against the PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorist groups under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, the UN Security Council’s decisions and self-defense rights under the UN charter.
rab media have shed the spotlight on Turkey’s ongoing Operation Olive Branch to dislodge the PYD/PKK terrorist group from northern Syria’s Afrin city.
The operation -- aimed at eliminating PYD/PKK and Daesh elements from Syria's Afrin -- was launched at 5 p.
" The operation, aimed at eliminating PYD/PKK and Daesh elements from Syria's Afrin, was launched at 5 p.