Hurriyet Daily News
November 21, 2022
Türkiye signals anti-terror land operation into N Syria
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled to proceed with Operation Claw-Sword, which was conducted against the…YPG and PKK groups in northern Iraq and northern Syria with a ground incursion.
“There is no question that this operation be limited to only an aerial operation,” Erdoğan told reporters on board his flight from Qatar to Türkiye on Nov. 20.
“How many troops from the Land Forces should be involved here will be decided together by our relevant units, our Defense Ministry and General Staff. We do our consultation, and then we will take our steps accordingly,” he stated.
Türkiye launched Operation Claw-Sword, a cross-border aerial campaign, early on Nov. 20 against the YPG and PKK targets.
Asked if he had consulted with the leaders of the United States and Russia before launching Operation Claw-Sword, Erdoğan said Ankara…
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