By Serife Cetin
BRUSSELS (AA) - Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group have increased their violent acts in Europe since Turkey started its anti-terror operation in northeastern Syria last week.
According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, YPG/PKK sympathizers carried out around 20 attacks across Europe in a week.
The YPG/PKK sympathizers targeted Turkish citizens living in Europe, their workplaces, associations, mosques and Turkish diplomatic missions.
On Thursday, YPG/PKK sympathizers attacked Mevlana mosque in Germany's Bad Salzuflen.
On Friday, the terror group’s supporters burned a car belonging to Turkey's Embassy in Berlin.
On Saturday, YPG/PKK sympathizers attacked Turkish Workers Association in Germany's southern Villingen Schwenningen town, injuring two people.
The same day, a supermarket belonging to a Turk in Germany's Nurnberg was attacked by the terror group’s sympathizers, injuring one person and damaging the market.
In Belgium on Friday, around 300 YPG/PKK supporters stabbed and injured two Turkish youth in Liege city.
Again on Friday, 2,000 YPG/PKK terror group sympathizers tried to march to Turkey's Bern Embassy. While the police blocked them, they attacked the police with iron bars, stones and other objects.
In Finland's capital Helsinki on Monday, a group of around 250 people attacked Turkey's embassy and threw stones. Four windows of the building were broken.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring east of the Euphrates river to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist groups there, to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates of the terrorist YPG/PKK terrorists.
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 deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK.
* Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet in Ankara.