Turkey responds to harassing fire from YPG

Turkey responds to harassing fire from YPG

ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Turkey responds to harassing fire from YPG

The Turkish military on May 18 retaliated to harassing fire by YPG/PKK militants in northwestern Syria, officials said.

According to a tweet by the National Defense Ministry, the firing came from Tal Rifaat city in Syria and the Turkish military in the Euphrates Shield zone responded with equal force.

Since 2016, Turkey has conducted two cross-border operations into Syria- operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch- with a view to eradicating terrorist groups operating near Turkey’s borders.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. The YPG is its Syrian branch.

YPG, Turkey, Syria