Turkey announces preliminary end date of Olive Branch operation

Turkey announces preliminary end date of Olive Branch operation

Turkish Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the country's military will end the operation in Syria's Afrin by early May, Sputnik reported citing CNN Turk.

Speaking further, Cavusoglu said that Turkey and Iraq would carry out a joint cross-border operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group and it may begin after May 12.

"[We] will carry out a joint operation against the PKK together with the Iraqi government. The cross-border operation may take place after the election in Iraq on May 12," Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the NTV broadcaster.

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