Turkey struck the bases of Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq

Anna Kholodnova

Turkish aircraft struck Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq.

This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of Turkey.

According to their data, these bases were used for attacks on Turkey.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense also noted that this military operation was carried out "in accordance with the rights of self-defense arising from Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations."

The strikes targeted bases of the Kurdistan Workersʼ Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which Turkey considers a wing of the PKK.

  • On November 14, the Turkish government blamed Kurdish militants for an explosion on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on November 13 that killed six people and injured more than 80. No group claimed responsibility for the blast. The Kurdistan Workersʼ Party and the Syrian Democratic Forces deny involvement.
  • On November 19, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported that Turkish aircraft had shelled two villages in northern Syria.