Erdogan said about the imminent attack by Turkish troops on the Syrian Afrin
ANKARA, February 3. /TASS./ The Turkish army will soon take the offensive on the town of Afrin, located in the North of Syria. This was stated on Saturday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking in the town of Bitlis.
“The mountains [the Syrian region] Afrin step by step stripped from the terrorists our soldiers. Troops are moving in the direction of [the city] Afrin, left a short time”, — quotes Agency Anadolu.
The General staff of the Turkish armed forces announced on 20 January on the beginning of “operation Olive branch” against the troops “the forces of national self-defense” (part of an armed coalition “Forces of democratic Syria”) and the party “Democratic Union” in Afrin, home to some 1.5 million Kurds and refugees from other areas of the Arab country. These organizations Ankara considers a terrorist.