On January 20, 2018, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in the town of Afrin in northwest Syria. TRT World Research Centre’s report provides extensive details on the operation.

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch together with the internationally recognised opposition group in Syria, Free Syrian Army, to clear terrorist groups from its borders, namely the PYD/YPG.

This report demonstrates the link that exists between the PKK and PYD/YPG, the implications of the US support to PYD/YPG and Turkey’s military involvement in Afrin. It also lays out the possible future scenarios after the Turkish and Free Syrian Army took control of the city centre of Afrin.

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