Turkish PM blasts EU parliament motion on Afrin op.

Binali Yildirim describes motion calling on Turkey to withdraw troops from Syria's Afrin as an 'eclipse of reason'

Turkish PM blasts EU parliament motion on Afrin op.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday described a European Parliament motion against Turkey’s ongoing operation in Syria’s Afrin as an “eclipse of reason”.

The Turkish premier’s remarks came at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s 6th provincial congress in the Kucukcekmece district of Istanbul.

“It is understood that the European Parliament is in a state of eclipse of reason. They can’t explain why they are uncomfortable with Turkey’s fight against terrorism, neither to us nor to the world,” Yildirim said.

On Thursday, the European Parliament drafted a joint motion calling on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Syria's Afrin region.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Afrin.

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey’s borders and the region as well as to protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.

The military also said only terror targets are being destroyed and that the "utmost care" is being taken to avoid harming civilians.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2018, 10:38