Turkey’s potential military operation in Syria’s Afrin: A Legal Analysis

By Lokman B. Cetinkaya, TRT World

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On what grounds could Turkey intervene in Syria’s Afrin?

The existence of terrorist groups, particularly the PKK’s Syrian wing the YPG, alongside its border with Syria poses a serious threat to Turkey. The Henry Jackson Society, a UK-based think tank, for instance, has outlined that the PKK and YPG “are organically integrated components of the same organisation—sharing membership, ideology, and a command structure.”

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