PKK hopeful of Egypt, UAE’s support amid Turkey’s Afrin operation
Statements leaked to the media revealed that the PKK/PYD is hopeful of receiving support from the UAE and Egypt
News ServiceYeni Şafak
As Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists are being eradicated from Syria’s Afrin, messages of support to the terror group came from Egypt and the UAE as the terror group is seeking allies in the region.
After being exposed as possible partners in the dirty plan hatched for the region by the Israel, U.S. alliance, it is being evaluated that PKK’s new allies in the region could be Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt.
Statements leaked to the media revealed that the PKK/PYD is hopeful of receiving support from the UAE and Egypt.
A statement issued by Egypt after Turkey’s Afrin operation backs these claims, as the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who seized power after a coup in 2013, said the operations “interferes with Syria’s sovereign rights.”
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia in recent months pledging a budget of $1 billion revealed its support of the reconstruction of the PKK-occupied city of Raqqa, which was leveled to the ground by U.S. bombs.
Turkey on Saturday launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terror groups from Afrin.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey’s rights based on international law, UN Security Council decisions, self-defense rights under the UN charter and respect to Syria's territorial integrity, the Turkish General Staff has said.
The military also said that only terrorist targets were being destroyed and "utmost importance" was being given to not harm civilians.
The PYD/PKK is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK terrorist group, which has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.