By Serife Cetin
BRUSSELS (AA) – Amid Turkey's push against YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria, a mob of supporters of the terrorist PKK in eastern Belgium reportedly attacked Turkish citizens on Friday.
Nearly 300 supporters of the PKK gathered in the evening at Saint Lambert square in the city of Liege to protest Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, launched this Wednesday in northern Syria to fight the terrorist YPG/PKK, the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.
The terrorist supporters injured two Turkish citizens with knives and sharp objects, said sources on the ground.
The injured sought treatment at nearby hospitals, they added.
Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorists there and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to eliminate from the region terrorist elements of the PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The PYD/YPG is its Syrian offshoot.
*Writing by Dilara Hamit