Turkish forces arrest 20 YPG/PKK terrorists in N.Syria

Anadolu Agency | Aug 12, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Turkish security forces arrested a total of 20 YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, near the country’s southern border, the country’s National Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
  • Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful anti-terrorist operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and enable peaceful settlement by locals: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).
  • In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.