Turkish security forces have neutralized 10 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the northern part of Syria, the Turksih Defense Ministry said in a statement on June 11.
According to the Turkish side, the operation took place in the Tal Rifat area. it was a response to an attack by PKK members on Turkish forces in the region of Afrin in June 9.
When Turkey says the PKK, it often refers the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that operate in northern Syria. The Kurdish group has deep ties with the PKK. So, Ankara sees it as the PKK’s local branch.
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