FRANCE 24's James Andre analyzes the Turkish operation in Northern Syria

The Turkish operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria has begun, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, aiming to eliminate a "terror corridor" along the southern Turkish border. The EU urged Ankara to halt the offensive. "The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army (rebel groups backed by Ankara), just launched #OperationPeaceSpring," Erdogan wrote on Twitter in English. He said the offensive targeted Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group in northern Syria.