On Sunday, the Ministry of Interior of Turkey announced the beginning of a new operation in the framework of a series of operations called "Eren" against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Diyarbakir province in the southeast of this country.

Iran PressAsia: Ankara government considers Kurdish groups in northern Syria and Iraq as terrorists who threaten the security of its country. Türkiye has been occupying parts of Syria and Iraq for the past three years under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The ministry announced in a statement that the "Eren" operation has started in Diyarbakir with the participation of 645 members of the security forces, police and security border forces of Turkey.

Türkiye announced that on the first day of this operation, 144 kilograms of narcotic drugs and several mortar rounds were found in one of the hideouts of the PKK in the outskirts of Lice city in Diyarbakir province.

Türkiye claims that "Eren" operation is being carried out for the complete destruction of terrorism in this country.

Since November 20, 2022, the Turkish army has intensified its air and artillery attacks on the northern regions of Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that the country is considering the launchingof ground operations in Syria.

This is while the Syrian government considers the presence of Turkish military forces in northern Syria as an example of occupation and has repeatedly demanded their withdrawal. 219