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Jakarta Post

Operation Olive Branch and peace in Syria

  • Harun Yahya

Istanbul   /   Fri, February 2 2018   /  12:51 am

It has been about two weeks since the Turkish Army launched its “Operation Olive Branch” in Afrin, Syria, to purge the terror groups PKK-YPG and Islamic State active in the region. According to Turkish authorities, the military campaign will continue until the region is completely cleared of terror groups and the last terrorist is captured.

In the meantime, Turkish authorities are skillfully managing the political aspect of the operation. Turkey keeps the international public, the United States, NATO countries and particularly relevant countries like Iran and Russia informed about every step of the operation to justify the legitimacy of the operation.

Many countries, most notably Russia and NATO, have long confirmed the link between YPG and terror group PKK and defended Turkey’s right to self-defense. Leading EU countries like Germany, France and Holland, despite in...