Disinformation about Turkey’s operation continues


A New York Times author on Sunday shared on Twitter a picture taken in Turkey’s eastern Erzurum province following the 1983 earthquake, in the wake of Turkey’s ongoing Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.

Kurt Eichenwald posted on Twitter an award-winning photo in which a woman can be seen crying in front of the corpses of five children after they lost their lives in the earthquake. 

“Child murder? Not a problem for @GOP anymore. Its a feature. Dont you complicit killers ONCE say “family values,” Eichenwald said on his Twitter account criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump, Senators Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio. 

Mustafa Bozdemir, who had taken the photo, was the first Turkish photojournalist to win the World Press award.

Since the start of Turkey Operation Peace Spring, many social media accounts are sharing fake images or those pictures that were taken in the past to spread disinformation about the operation east of the Euphrates river.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring on Wednesday to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist 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. 
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