The US and the YPG, the PKK terror group’s Syrian wing, have an open relationship, but long before the YPG’s emergence, the Centcom refused to go against the terror group during the invasion of Iraq.
Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Iraqi charge d’affaires and reaffirms Ankara's right to act against the designated terror group PKK.
The success of the cross-border offensive depends on the military’s airborne operations and the role of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar announces new campaign against the PKK terror group, saying military operation "continues successfully as planned."
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
Iran-backed groups have lost significant ground in Iraq but Tehran still has some supporters to help it keep its influence over the neighbouring country.
At least four Turkish soldiers have been killed in in northern Iraq where they routinely conduct operations against PKK bases in rugged mountains.
As Turkish people wonder if the simultaneous fires in multiple Turkish cities are arson attacks, the country’s air force bombed around 40 targets of the PKK terror group in northern Iraq.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
Security officials say flight operations at Erbil International Airport resumes on Thursday morning as Iraqi PM Mustafa Al Kadhimi orders an investigation into the drone strike.
US reliance on dealing with the YPG, and endangering its relationship with Turkey in the process, can be overcome through a few collaborative steps.
In wake of terrorist PKK massacre in Gara region of Iraq, Turkish President Erdogan has said Turkey will stay long as necessary to secure regions it cleared of terrorists to avoid similar attacks again.
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