What is Erdoğan’s Objective in Afrin Operation?

Alper Birdal SOL INTERNATIONAL Turkish army officially declared on January 20 the launch of an offensive targeting the positions of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin region in northwest Syria. The Turkish AKP government’s excuse was the threat against national interests and border security. The operation has been conducted jointly…

على وقع العدوان.. ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا والنازحين.. ودعوات كردية للنفير العام … مقاومة شرسة في عفرين وأنقرة توسع تهديداتها صوب منبج

| الوطن – وكالات بـ«اللاشيء» الميداني والسياسي، خرجت نتائج العدوان التركي على عفرين حتى الآن، وحده ارتفاع أعداد الضحايا المدنيين، وأعداد النازحين، شكل المتغير الوحيد في كل ما يجري، وعلى حين تقصدت «وحدات حماية الشعب» الكردية التصويب على الموقف الروسي، متناسية موقف حليفتها وداعمتها الأساسية واشنطن، وجهت أنقرة سهامها صوب الأخيرة، مطالبة بوقف دعم منبج،…

Casualties Mount on Day Five of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch

Middle East The Turkish intervention into Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces-controlled areas in Afrin, northwest Syria has intensified, entering its fifth day on Wednesday. Sputnik offers a summary of the day’s most important military reports and political and diplomatic announcements. Military Activity Turkey’s General Staff announced Wednesday that the Turkish Air Force conducted air strikes involving 27…

Russia is Offering the US a Turkish “Olive Branch” in Afrin.

Elijah J. Magnier | @ejmalrai Turkey today launched the “Olive Branch” military operation against the Kurdish region of Afrin, north-west of Syria. The code name was released by the Turkish Chief of Staff who explained that the operation aims to prevent the spread of the People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party along the…

The Battle for Afrin Will Be Met with Violent Resistance

Member of the People’s Assembly, and President of the National Initiative of the Syrian Kurds, Omar Oussi, warned of the seriousness of the Turkish threats against the city of Afrin, considering that there is a high probability of a Turkish military invasion within the next few hours, now the action has the green light from…