Breaking: Turkey announces start of military campaign in northern Iraq
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a military campaign in northern Iraq this afternoon that will target the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
According to Erdogan’s statement, the Turkish Army will specifically target the PKK’s positions inside the Sinjar region of northern Iraq.
So far, there has been no movement on the ground by the Turkish military, despite this afternoon’s announcement by the Turkish President.
Sinjar, also known as Shingal is a town in Shingal District, Nineveh Province, Iraq near Mount Shingal. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 88,023.