Turkish military operation Olive Branch in Syrian Kurdistan will not be limited to the city of Afrin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 24th of January in his speech for governmental officials in the capital city of Ankara, RIA Novosti reports.
Turkish authorities consider the Iraqi Kurds’ plan to hold a referendum on independence to be “a terrible mistake”, a Reuters correspondent in Turkey reported on June 9.
Ankara is strongly opposed the referendum on the separation of Kurdish territories from Iraq. “We see … that it will be a grave mistake. Preserving Iraq’s territorial integrity and political unity is one of the fundamental principles of Turkey’s Iraq policy,” stated in the press release of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Kurds continue the anti-terrorist operation in the Syrian town of Tell Abyad, which was attacked by militants of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia), the Head of the Kurdistan Autonomous Administration Representative in Moscow Rodi Osman told to RIA Novosti.
Militants of the terrorist group ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) gathered their forces to the northern settlements of province of Raqqa preparing to attack the positions of the Kurdish self-defense forces, the agency Sputnik reported on Monday, citing a source in the Kurd Militia.