Turkey 'neutralises' 900 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Turkey: Journalist on duty injured in Syria's Afrin

A mortar shell exploded near Ozer, hitting him in a leg and arm.

The state-run Anadolu Agency says three rockets targeted the town of Reyhanli in Hatay province on Friday, hitting a house, a road close to a marketplace and the outer wall of a workplace.

Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 13 people for supporting the national medical association online, the newspaper Hurriyet reported, after the organisation publicly opposed a military campaign in Syria.

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Sunday launched an investigation into pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputies Ayhan Bilgen and Nadir Yıldırım for "incitement of hatred and hostility" through their critical messages on Twitter over Turkish military operation in Afrin.

"Why are certain [Western] countries trying to ignore the terrorists' actions? Do [the Turkish civilians] have to be terrorists for you to protect their rights?"

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According to the YPG, it does not target civilians in Turkey.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG and ISIL militants from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

Turkey's military launched an incursion into northern Syria's Afrin region against the USA -backed YPG militia two weeks ago.

The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN Charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity.

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