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Turkey launched its operation in Syria on January 20 and has repeatedly emphasized that the campaign doesn’t in any way threaten the Arab Republic’s territorial integrity.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Ankara against an invasion” in Syria in the wake of Ankara’s anti-terrorist campaign dubbed the ‘Olive Branch.”
Since January 20, Turkey has been conducting a military operation in Syria’s Afrin, an area is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces-affiliated and US-backed YPG militias, which Ankara considers to be linked with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been waging an armed conflict in Turkey seeking autonomy and equal rights for the Kurds in the country.
The Turkish leadership has emphasized that its military campaign is aimed exclusively at securing the country’s borders amid the terrorist threat.
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