After the start of the “Olive Branch Operation” against PYD in Afrin, we have seen tons of articles on Western media that oppose the operation with flawed arguments. One of these is about “the threat coming from Afrin to Turkey” claims that PYD in Afrin never pose a threat to Turkey so there is no justification for operation. Anadolu Agency and TRT World published excellent pieces on this topic and destroyed the argument with facts.
The PYD/PKK terrorist organization has become a major threat to Turkey by occupying the majority of the adjacent Syrian region border.
Terrorists present in Afrin, Syria — along the border — also pose a threat to Turkey’s border cities, as well as areas liberated by the recent Operation Euphrates Shield and the Idlib de-escalation zone.
It also has the potential to be a stepping stone for the terror group to reach the Mediterranean with the support of the U.S.
Turkey's securing it's border and wants to return Afrin back to the Syrians. pic.twitter.com/T2kQxOZV5k
— TRT World (@trtworld) January 22, 2018