Turkish army shares first video of Afrin town center since taking control
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish military has shared its first video of Syria’s Afrin after taking complete control of the town center.The General Staff on its Twitter account posted a video captioned: “The first pictures from Afrin.”
“This is a gift for those who were martyred on March 18,” said a Turkish soldier as he waved the national flag in the video.
The 103rd anniversary of March 18, 1915, is marked as a national day in Turkey, known as “Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs’ Day.”
Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” on Jan. 20 to clear Syria’s northwestern Afrin district of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a group Ankara considers a terrorist organization for its links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).