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Turkey Launches Airstrikes on PKK, YPG After Istanbul Bombing

Voice of America
21 Nov 2022, 16:07 GMT+10

Turkey's Defense Ministry said Sunday that it has launched airstrikes over the northern regions of Syria and Iraq where the ministry is targeting Kurdish groups that it believes are responsible for an attack last week in Istanbul.

The ministry said the strikes hit the bases of the Kurdistan Wokers' Party, or PKK, and the Syrian People's Protection Units or YPG.

A bomb hit central Istanbul last week, killing six people and wounding over 80.

Police officers block the street after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 13, 2022. Police officers block the street after an explosion on busy pedestrian Istiklal street in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 13, 2022.

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Turkey blames the PKK and the YPG for the attack, but both groups have denied the charges.

Washington backs the YPG in its war against the Islamic State terrorist group.

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