Turkey, Middle East

Turkey responds terrorist attack on soldiers in Afrin

Turkish defense ministry says the attack was carried out by PKK/YPG terrorist group

Sibel Uğurlu   | 18.01.2019
Turkey responds terrorist attack on soldiers in Afrin

By Omer Olcay

ANKARA

Turkey responded to a terrorist attack from Syria's northern city of Tal Rifat on Turkish soldiers in Afrin, National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

The PKK/YPG terrorist group carried out the attack, the ministry said on Twitter.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children. The PYD/YPG is its Syrian branch.

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