Turkish Army handing over control in Syria's Afrin to Ankara-backed police

by The Region    


"As of now, 2,000 local police officers are working in Afrin and 2,000 more are undergoing the training. So, the process of the transition of these functions to the local police has already begun. Within a week the military will begin the transition of order control in Afrin to the local police," the coordinator told Sputnik.

On January 20, Turkey and the Free Syrian Army militants launched Operation Olive Branch in Afrin.

The goal of the operation was to push the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) away from Turkey's Syrian border, which Turkey believes to be linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).