Self-Defense? Against whose attack? Syria? Iraq?
are you Trolling or what ?
Turkey attack Syrian or Iraqi Forces ?
Turkish Army is in self defense role against PKK/YPG Terrorists in İraq and Syria
since 1990s PKK/YPG Terrorists attack Turkey from İraq and Syria
and İraqi-Syrian government doing nothing against PKK/YPG Terrorists ... even ASSAD Regime supported PKK Terrorists and ABDULLAH OCALAN ( the leader of PKK ) lived in Damascus/Syria since 1999
Surely Turkey cannot possibly claim that a bunch of rag-tag kurdish militant group can pose any threat to the Turkish State, who is armed to the teeth. By all accounts, Turkey's military is one of the largest in Europe. Add to that, Turkey hosts American Military on it's own bases. Finally, America houses nuclear weapons in Turkey, which is a decisive point of defense that America would exercize in the defense of Turkey, in order to protect the nuclear weapons America has deployed on Turkish soil.
USA-NATO made military coups in Turkey by 1960 , 1971 , 1980 , 1997 and last one failed coup attempt by USA backed FETO in 2016
and since 1990s USA-İsrael used PKK/YPG Terrorists to attack Turkey
Turkish Army won in Turkish soil
Turkish Army blocked PKK Terrorists to attack Turkey from the North of Iraq
and Turkish Army blocked YPG Terror State in N.Syria
Also, the letter to the United Nations from the Turkish Government, in which they have invoked Article-51. Nowhere in that letter has Turkey explicitly stated that a Non-State Actor has attacked Turkey, within Turkish territorial boundaries. Furthermore, the Turkish Government has provided ZERO evidence of Non-State Actor's attacks occurring on Turkish soil.
since 1990 there are many PKK Terror camps in İraq ( Zap, Hakurk, Kandil, Avaşin-Basyan , Sinat-Haftanin )
and We lost thousands of soldiers in PKK terror attacks from terror camps in Iraq
about Syria :
-- there were 14 major terror attacks by ISIS in Turkey
-- since 2013 there were over 700 PKK/YPG terror attacks from Syria
only one example , Salih Necar, a Syrian Kurd who was trained by YPG, PKK and Syrian government did bombing terror attack in Ankara/Turkey in 2016 ( killed at least 30 people and injured 60 )
so we dont care about enemies of Turkish People as like You
Turkish Armed Forces will continue to kick American-İsraeli lapdogs in İraq,Syria and Libya