The operation launched by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) to protect the millions of Syrian civilians is currently underway. Turkish troops who entered the city in line with the Astana agreement between Ankara, Moscow and Tehran will form 14 observation points.
The Turkish military, which has surrounded the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK)-occupied Afrin from the north, will establish eight bases throughout Syria’s Idlib. According to information obtained by Yeni Şafak daily, the locations of four of the bases is almost decided.
The Taftanaz Air Base and the Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase are also two separate points that the TAF uses. Apart from these, the Assad regime's largest garrison in Syria is also in the vicinity of the Deif region is now controlled by Turkish troops. Though the locations of four bases are almost finalized, information on the locations of the remaining bases has not yet been released.
Turkey sets up observation post
The Turkish General Staff announced that the first observation post had been established on Oct. 13. One of the 14 observation posts will allegedly be positioned close to Turkey’s Reyhanlı, at Salve hill.
Ankara’s Idlib operation aims to prevent immigration to Turkey. Over 1 million people are living at camps located on the Turkey-Syria border. According to official records, Idlib is home to a population of 2.5 million locals and 1.5 million internally displaced Syrians.
The operation launched by Turkey aims to protect the de-escalation zone and ceasefire in Idlib to ensure the safety and security of Syrians, and prevent a further wave of migration.
‘Turkey Shield’ to purge region of terrorist organizations
Turkey’s moves are shattering the dirty games being played in the region. A great blow was dealt to the terror corridor and Daesh as a result of Operation Euphrates Shield, which cleared a large area of terrorist organizations and ensured the safety and security of Syrians.Hundreds of thousands of Syrians returned to the area after Operation Euphrates Shield cleared 2,015 square kilometers of land between Azaz, al-Bab and Jarabulus.The people of Azaz, Dabiq, al-Bab and Jarabulus now live in peace. The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) are now running a security operation for Syria’s northwestern Idlib. Turkey has become a source of hope for millions of oppressed Syrians.Turkish military establishes observation post in Syria’s IdlibManbij and Afrin are nextMany Syrians taking refuge in Turkey are waiting to return to their country upon the completion of securing the region extending from al-Bab to Idlib. The Euphrates Shield area will continue to expand. A safe corridor will be formed on the Azaz, Jarabulus, al-Bab and Idlib line. With the isolation of Manbij and Afrin from terrorists, Turkey will regulate 511 kilometers of the 911-kilometer Syria border.This region is known as the land where Turkmens lived for many years. Joint steps taken by Turkey, Iraq and Iran to sever the terror corridor on the Ovaköy trade route will return areas, where Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani’s occupation altered demographics, to their former state.As a result of the Ovaköy project, the supply line between the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Iraq and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria will be cut off. The western part of Dicle will be fully controlled by Baghdad.Iraqi forces clearing way for Ovaköy border gateChain of operations to clear regionOperations targeting the PKK beyond Turkey’s border are on the agenda. The aim is to clear the region from Iraq’s Zap to Sinjar of terror organizations. The chain of operations extending from the Mediterranean to the Iranian border, signifying the “Turkey Shield” will be conducted with regional countries.Turkish jets kill 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq
Turkish military establishes observation post in Syria’s Idlib
The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) announced on Friday that 45 terrorists were neutralized in the past week.Two senior Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) terrorists were among those killed.The deaths were reported during operations in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement to journalists.Operations were carried out in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, Uludere district in Sirnak, Diyabakir’s Hani and Lice districts and the Baykan district of Siirt province.Airstrikes and a ground operation were also conducted in the Zap and Avasin regions of northern Iraq, where PKK camps used to launch attacks on Turkey lie close to the border.The military gave no further detail on the deaths of the two senior PKK figures.More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.Idlib operation“An observation post has been established in Idlib,” the military statement said.The TAF said it began establishing observation posts in Idlib last week to monitor de-escalation zones that aim to bring an end to the six-and-a-half-year conflict.The operation in the northwestern region was launched under a deal between Turkey, Russia and Iran reached in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.The de-escalation zones have been created to “enhance the effectiveness of the ceasefire, end conflicts, bring humanitarian aid to those in need [and] establish the necessary conditions for the return of those displaced.”'PKK prepares to attack Idlib'Syrians refusing to return to PKK-held territory: AideTurkish military vehicles ready to enter Idlib along borderTurkey to turn toward Afrin after Idlib operation
'PKK prepares to attack Idlib'
The U.S.-backed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization is preparing to organize an attack on Idlib where the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) are conducting an operation. The PKK, who took control of Raqqa with the region being handed over from Daesh terrorists in Syria, now aims to capture Idlib after being defeated in Kirkuk, Sinjar and Makhmur in Iraq. The PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorist organization’s so-called Afrin commander Ahmed Sultan said they would dispatch all terrorists to Afrin for Idlib following their so-called “victory” in Raqqa.Yeni Şafak sources revealed details of the orders in the message sent to terrorists as an “internal bulletin.”Assad supports PKKPKK's so-called commander Ahmed Sultan, stating that they established an operation room for the purpose of an attack on the Turkish army, claims that they have allies to support them in this objective than the PKK terrorists. He said that they will be backed by the Assad regime as well as the U.S. and that they have coconspirators who infiltrated the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who will allegedly leave the FSA and join the PKK if the Turkish military launches an operation in Afrin.US: Assad regime hinders Raqqa liberationTurkey trying to be presented as an ‘invader’The Afrin key figure Ahmed Sultan also reveals in the message that they are preparing to establish the last of the front military assemblies in Idlib, which they previously declared before the murders and occupations they committed in Tel Abyad, Ayn al-Arab, Manbij, al-Hasakah, Raqqa and so forth. According to information in the report sent, the PKK will give prominence to the provocation of civilians in the Idlib attack. They will try to implant the theory that Turkey is an “invader” in Idlib with provocations backed by the Assad-affiliated intelligence service Mukhabarat and cause them to revolt against Turkey. It also noted that it allows terrorists to commit murders and prepare videos and images that will falsely present Turkish troops as guilty for the said crimes.PKK convoys advancing toward AfrinPKK terrorists speeded the deployment to Afrin through Manbij after Daesh handed Raqqa over. While some “executive” PKK terrorists quickly left Afrin some time ago, the district is now the primary objective of “ordinary” terrorists. The convoys carrying groups advancing toward Afrin travel mostly at night. The vehicles generally carry heavy weapons supplied by the U.S. Some part of the PKK terrorists from the Sinjar-Makhmur region besides Raqqa were sent to Afrin, using the Aleppo-Sheikh Maqsood line through al-Hasakah.Syrians refusing to return to PKK-held territory: AideAccording to reports, the PKK terrorists will attempt an attack along the border corridor of Deir Ballut, Qala'at Samaan and Jandairis in the south of Afrin. They will simultaneously target the TAF and FSA positions in Manbij and Tell Rifaat. Security forces who are aware of this dirty plan have reportedly taken the necessary measures in the region.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.
Turkey to turn toward Afrin after Idlib operation
The Turkish Armed Forces encircled Syria’s Afrin from the south, which is under the occupation of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorist organization, as the Turkish military continues to establish observation posts in Idlib. After a military headquarters is built for surveillance in 14 different regions and security is ensured across Idlib, forces will turn toward Afrin. Military sources say an operation in Afrin has a strategic importance for Turkey’s security and perpetuity. Accordingly, in the case that Afrin is purged from PYD terrorists and brought under control, the project of a U.S.-Israel-based terror corridor will be destroyed.‘Russia will not object to the Afrin operation’The “Afrin lock” that will unite the Euphrates Shield region with Idlib, which consists of the Azaz, al-Bab and Jarabulus triangle, will open the doors to the PKK-held Manbij for the Turkish army. Pentagon, which declared the PKK terrorist organization as its “land forces,” will be defeated and the terrorist alliance will be overthrown after the Turkish military achieves its goal in the region.Military sources that spoke exclusively to Yeni Şafak said that Russia might lean toward the Afrin operation as well, as the Russia-backed Assad regime forces are combatting the U.S.-backed PKK/PYD terrorists in Deir ez-Zor. Moscow, which does not object to Ankara’s Afrin move, will also be making a move against the U.S.-PKK alliance.US-backed terrorists attempt to set traps for Turkish troops in Idlib‘Afrin will follow the Idlib operation’Stating that the Idlib operation will open the doors to Afrin, sources said that Afrin is a strategic target for the peace of the region and Turkey, and Turkey will not close these doors. “The operation does not seem too difficult, and all kinds of measures have been taken and forces are deployed in the border for this move. Afrin has no current contact with other PKK regions. Even if there is such contact, the Assad regime is probably ensuring this, and Russia is capable telling them to ‘stop.’ Thus, Azaz-Tell Rifaat- Idlib can be mutually controlled, which will allow the encirclement of the PKK/PYD in Afrin.”Military sources added that Operation Shah Euphrates, Operation Euphrates Shield and the Idlib Operation, which are conducted by Turkey along the northern Syria zone, are the achievements of the Republic of Turkey on its way to becoming a world state, and these operations will be crowned with an operation in Afrin after Idlib.Ankara to control Assad’s largest barracks