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Erdogan scores big with Afrin operation, but problems remain

Military experts say taking Afrin will be a tactical success for Ankara, but Turkey’s Kurdish concerns in Syria appear to be far from over.
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It’s too early to say what Turkey’s military offensive on Afrin, code-named Operation Olive Branch, will produce with regard to Ankara’s long-term expectations in Syria.

Nevertheless, one has to hand it to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He achieved a major coup with this operation against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), a group Ankara says is a terrorist organization that threatens Turkey.

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