He vowed that Turkey would continue its counterterrorism efforts until every militant is killed. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear northwestern Syria’s Afrin region from the YPG/PKK and ISIS groups. On March 18, Turkish-backed troops liberated the town centre of Afrin, which had been a major hideout for the YPG/PKK group since 2012.
Earlier in the day, Erdogan announced that Turkish forces had launched an operation in Mt. Qandil, an area in northern Iraq used by the PKK group as its main base. (QNA)