The Turkish Armed Forces have launched a large-scale military operation in northern Syria. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wrote on his Twitter page on October 9.
Erdoğan announced the beginning of the military operation on his official Twitter page, “The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army [pro-Turkish militant groups, not controlled by the Syrian Armed Forces – Rossa Primavera], just launched #OperationPeaceSpring against PKK/YPG [Kurdish military groups – Rossa Primavera] and Daesh (an organization banned in Russia) terrorists in northern Syria. Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area.”
There is information that Turkish aircraft has carried out strikes on several settlements in the area of Ras al-Ayn in the al-Hasakah province. An influx of refugees from this region is being observed.
For many years the Turkish government has been concerned about the “Kurdish question”, in other words, about the risk that the Kurdish population in Turkey will take part in the struggle for autonomy or independence. Apart from Turkey, a large number of Kurds lives in the northern regions of Syria and Iraq.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency