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Erdogan plans a ground operation in Syria after the Ankara attack

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In the wake of a series of airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Syria and northern Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday 21 November that he is now considering “Operation Earth”.

“There is no doubt that this operation is only limited to an air operation.”The head of state told the Turkish journalists who accompanied him upon his return from Qatar, where he attended the opening of the FIFA World Cup.

sequel after announcement

The series of airstrikes that killed about 30 people was launched on Sunday in Syria in retaliation for the attack that killed six people on November 13 in Istanbul, which Ankara attributed to “terrorists” Kurds.

Istanbul attack: 22 people arrested and the Turkish authorities identify the PKK Kurds

“The competent units, our Ministry of Defense and our General Staff will jointly decide what authority our ground forces must adhere to”The President pointed out “consultation” current. “We have already warned: We will make those who trouble us on our lands pay.”repeat.

Operation Sword Claw

On Sunday evening and Monday morning, rocket shells from Syria fell on the Turkish border and Turkish territory, killing three people and wounding nearly fifteen.

Operation “Claw Sword” launched by Turkey, on Sunday, against the PKK and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), “Carried out by 70 aircraft and drones”Chair details: It sank 140 km in northern Iraq and 20 km in northern Syria. »

sequel after announcement

Recep Tayyip Erdogan also confirmed that he did not do so “no discussion” With US President Joe Biden or his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the process.

The United States supports the People’s Protection Units in northeastern Syria against the jihadists of the Islamic State, and Russia supports pro-regime militias in the same region.

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