Make no mistake, Turkey is bombing Kurds and not ISIS. Turkey is ISIS-friendly and even lets them cross the border from Syria for treatment of war wounds in their hospitals.
Turkish tanks and special forces rolled across the border on Aug. 24 in an unprecedented operation to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of the Syrian town of Jarabulus.
The operation – named “Euphrates Shield” – began with Turkish artillery pounding dozens of ISIL targets around Jarabulus, the Turkish prime minister’s office said.
Turkish security forces instructed residents to evacuate the border town of Karkamis as they prepared the invasion. The instruction to evacuate came after Karkamis was hit by ISIL mortars on Aug. 23, according to reports on CNN Turk.
Meanwhile, the Syrian government on Aug. 24 called Turkey’s attack on Jarabulus a “flagrant violation” of Syria’s sovereignty.
“Syria demands the end of this aggression,” the foreign ministry said. “Any party conducting a battle against terrorism on Syrian soil must do so in coordination with the Syrian government and the Syrian army who have been fighting this war for five years.
“Chasing out ISIL and replacing them with terrorist groups backed by Turkey is not fighting terrorism.”
Full article: Turkey invades Syria, targets ISIL-held border town ahead of Kurdish militia (World Tribune)