Turkey inaugurates center to manage military ops east of Euphrates in Syria
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Turkey inaugurates center to manage military ops east of Euphrates in Syria

News Service Yeni Şafak

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Saturday inaugurated the "Joint Operations Center" on the zero point of Turkey's border with Syria

The center would manage a possible military operation against terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' PArty (PKK) east of the Euphrates in Syria.

A possible mission east of the Euphrates, which Turkey’s leadership has been suggesting for months, would follow two successful cross-border Turkish operations into Syria since 2016 – Operation Euphrates Shield and Operation Olive Branch – both meant to eradicate the presence of YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists near Turkey’s borders.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The YPG and PYD are its Syrian extensions.

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