Operation Olive Branch

Türkiye to expand scope of cross-border ops against PKK: Erdoğan

The scope of Türkiye's military operations into northern Iraq and Syria will expand in the coming months to eliminate the presence of the PKK and the YPG, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, accusing the United States and Russia of not keeping the promises they had given to Türkiye to this end.

Clashes in eastern Syria stem from support to YPG: Ministry

The clashes that have recently erupted between the U.S.-backed PKK/YPG forces and Arab tribes in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour are foreseeable consequences of "some countries" supporting a terrorist organization to fight against the ISIL, the Turkish Defense Ministry has stated.

Two PKK/YPG terrorists caught on Syrian border

Two PKK/YPG members have been caught while trying to illegally cross into Türkiye from Syria, the Defense Ministry has announced.

In a post on its social media account, the ministry informed that the apprehended were members of the PKK/KCK and its Syrian offshoot, PYD/YPG.

"Our struggle for the security of our borders continues with determination," it added.

Türkiye summons French envoy over ‘awarding’ of YPG members

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned France's ambassador to Türkiye Herve Magro on March 27 and "strongly condemned" the French Senate for hosting the YPG and its female affiliate YPJ, diplomatic sources have said.

Ankara "does not accept" the hosting and awarding of the members of the YPG and YPJ with "medals of honor" by the French Senate, the Turkish officials told the envoy.