Turkish army enters Syria

20 January 2018, 14.00 hrs: the Turkish army has officially entered Syria on in the context of operation “Olive Branch”. The battles had actually begun the night before but only with shells from Turkey against Kurdish forces under US command. The Turkish Minister for Defense (Nurettin Canikli), then declared the de facto beginning of the Turkish operation. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed the beginning of the operation during a televised speech given during the AKP Congress in the (…)

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