Political Risk

Why is Russia helping Turkey in Afrin?

“On January 20, Turkey launched an air and ground offensive, which it called ‘Olive Branch’, against the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in northern Syria. As the offensive progressed rapidly, it became obvious that such an ambitious operation could not have been possible without Russia’s explicit approval.”

Source: Why is Russia helping Turkey in Afrin? | Turkey | Al Jazeera

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