Kurdish bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq, which are allegedly being used to launch attacks against Turkey, were the target of airstrikes on November 20, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry.
The PKK and the YPG, which Turkey views as a splinter group of the PKK, were the targets of the airstrike, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry.
On November 15, Turkey declared that after finishing its cross-border operation against the PKK in Iraq, it will go after targets in northern Syria. Turkey’s action is in response to the bombing that occurred in Istanbul over the weekend.
On November 13, a horrific explosion on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue left six people dead and more than 80 injured. Ankara accuses Kurdish fighters of being responsible for the explosion. No one has taken blame for the explosion as of yet. Both the PKK and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected responsibility for the assault.
Turkey has launched three attacks on the YPG, a Kurdish force in northern Syria, so far. Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had said that the country might conduct another operation against the YPG. According to Mr. Erdogan, terrorism plots against Turkey will be stopped.