Skip to comments.Reality Check: How many attacks did Turkey face from Afrin?
Posted on 03/21/2018 9:15:12 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
The claim: Soon after the Turkish military launched an offensive into the Afrin region of northern Syria, the Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote: "Over the last year alone, more than 700 attacks have been launched from the Afrin area under PYD/YPG [the Kurdish Democratic Union Party and its armed wing, the People's Protection Units] control against Turkish cities."
Reality Check verdict: The number of incidents publicly reported in that area and period, checked against multiple sources, appears to be far lower than 700 - Reality Check could find only 26. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) told Reality Check there had been 700 incidents of "harassment fire", which it defines as "anything that does not directly target Turkey, but is felt as a side-effect of an ongoing incident or clashes in Syria". The MFA said it also had records of 90 attacks "directly targeting Turkey" in the same area and period.
Why is Turkey involved in Afrin?
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Who says so, #TSK General leading the Afrin Op, #CJTFOIR & European Foreign Affairs Select Commitees
My Afrin just sits on the bedside table gathering dust.
My friends in Syria spell it Efrin.
BBC does not.
Turkey is steadily evolving into a big smelly problem.
Yes, stench of death. Genocide has that as a byproduct.