Turkey to save N. Syria from ‘cruelty of terrorists’

Like Afrin, Turkey to save other lands in northern Syria, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 

Turkey to save N. Syria from ‘cruelty of terrorists’

Turkey will save northern Syria from cruelty of YPG/PKK terrorist organizations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. 

“The way we freed Afrin, we will save other lands of northern Syria [such as] Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tel Abyad from the cruelty of separatist [YPG/PKK] terrorist organization,” Erdogan said at a graduation ceremony of Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy in the capital Ankara.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to free northwestern Syrian city of Afrin of YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists. On March 18, Turkish troops and the Free Syrian Army liberated the Afrin city center.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including those of women and children. The YPG is its Syrian branch.