YPG EfrÃ®n Command released a written statement highlighting the Turkish stateâs and Turkish media outletsâ distortion of truths regarding EfrÃ®n.
The statement is as follows;
âThe Turkish stateâs press makes our forces a target through allegations that our forces attack Turkish soldiers and they consequently defend themselves, in an attempt to legitimize their attacks on EfrÃ®n and Northern Syria.
The invading Turkish army increasingly continues with their attacks on EfrÃ®n and Northern Syria for a long while now. Once again yesterday, at between 18.30- 19.00, the invading Turkish army attacked Topal, Ikdam, Zahra villages in EfrÃ®nâs Bilbile district with howitzer fire. Â
Fighters of the YPG/YPJ (Peopleâs/Womenâs Defense Units) immediately responded to the attacks, resulting in clashes. According to information available, one Turkish soldier got wounded during the confrontation. However, the Turkish state media claimed the opposite, saying that YPG attacked the Turkish soldiers. These allegations do not reflect the truth. The attack was carried out by Turkish soldiers and our forces retaliated the attacks and defended the regionâs people within the bounds of legitimate defense.
Reconnaissance and war planes of the Turkish army continue flying over EfrÃ®n region and the Turkish army increases its preparations to invade EfrÃ®n. As YPG, we will not stay silent on attacks. We are ready to defend our people and all Northern Syria people.â