The Turkish army has Saturday again attacks on the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria. That has the army notified.
Turkey says ‘legitimate defence’ positions of the YPG (Kurdish Volksbeschermingseenheden) to have a shot at. It was a response to shelling that took place in Afrin, as it sounds. Currently, the region Afrin under the control of the Kurdish militias.
The YPG in Syria is one of the most important allies of the West in the fight against terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). But Turkey considers the YPG as a Syrian branch of the outlawed Kurdish separatist organisation PKK.
Friday had Turkey, even though attacks on Kurdish militias in Northern Syria. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has in recent days also several times threatened to join with pro-Turkish rebels a grondoperatie to boot to the Kurdish militias in the region to expel. Different observers expect an invasion there will only come when Ankara before the green light is given from Russia.