Turkey Kills 14 Kurds in Northern Syria

Kurdish YPG killed in two operations

Turkey is continuing their anti-Kurdish operations in northern Syria. The Defense Ministry reported 14 killed in two operations, killing 6 and 8 Kurds respectively.

Turkey reported all killed were YPG or PKK, who tried to disturb the peace and “were neutralized”in Turkish operations.

Turkey’s attempt to link YPG and PKK is noteworthy, as they’ve long considered Syria’s YPG to be the same group. Turkey bans the PKK, a Turkish Kurdish party, as “terrorists,” and considers the YPG to be banned on the same token.

The YPG controls much of northeast Syria, while Turkey’s control is in the northwest. Turkey has threatened more invasions to chase the Kurds away from the border.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.