According to official Ankara, the operation against the representatives of the PKK (in Turkey, this organization is considered extremist) "is going well." Information Agency Associated Press quotes the representative of the main military department of Turkey:
This is a short-term measure to prevent the escape of terrorists.
Ground operation support the Turkish Air Force. Only today, dozens of air strikes were inflicted on the positions of the Kurds in the north of Iraq. According to the Turkish Defense Ministry, "20 targets destroyed."
At the same time, Ankara does not report how long this “short-term” operation can last, and how exactly it should end ... We need to pay attention to the fact that for the invasion of an independent state of Turkey, no permits of the UN Security Council were needed or an invitation to conduct a military operation by the official authorities of Iraq.