A statement was made by Turkish Minister of Internal Affairs Idris Naim Sahin. According to him, artillery and aviation For several days now they have been massively attacking the positions of Kurdish militants entrenched in the poorly managed northern provinces of Iraq. “The ground operation can begin at any time,” the minister said.
At the same time, Sahin noted that the final decision will be made after consultations with Iraqi officials.
During the talks, representatives of Ankara will try to convince Baghdad that the defeat of the bases of Kurdish militants will benefit not only Turkey, but also Iraq itself. However, even if the Iraqi government does not agree, it will have little effect on the situation.
According to Turkish observers, the operation may begin even before the return of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan from Egypt.