Turkish airstrikes in Iraq and Syria
The Turkish Defense Ministry said on Sunday morning that the Turkish military has carried out airstrikes on the positions of proscribed Kurdish guerrillas in northern Syria. News from Anadolu.
Turkey is claiming that attacks on Turkey were launched from these bases of Kurdish guerrillas. However, no casualties were reported.
Six people were killed and 81 injured in a recent suicide bombing in Turkey. A woman arrested on suspicion of involvement in the incident admitted that she was involved with the PKK guerrillas.
After this incident, Turkey launched airstrikes on Kurdish guerrilla positions in two neighboring countries.
The Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that Turkey has the right to self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, and that the airstrikes in northern Iraq and Syria were carried out in accordance with that article.
Active Kurdish terrorists in these areas have been attacking Turkey. Turkey considers the Syrian YPG guerrillas to be an offshoot of the PKK.