BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military campaign in northern Iraq this afternoon that will target the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
According to Erdogan’s statement, the Turkish Army will specifically target the PKK’s positions inside the Sinjar region of northern Iraq.
So far, there has been no movement on the ground by the Turkish military, despite this afternoon’s announcement by the Turkish President.
No further details have been released.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the PKK would be leaving Sinjar by the local governor; however, this does not appear to be the case.