BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “those who are creating trouble along our borders, who are betraying this country, they will pay the price,” during a speech in Kocaeli, Saturday.
“The PKK, PYD, YPG they will all pay. FETO will also pay. This is a fight of determination,” he stated.
On January 20, Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia.
Turkey views the YPG, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).