They distract from the Sirte operation
Little do they know it is always a bad idea to push someone into a corner because they will get mad and do something irrational
Mediterranean , libya , syria
Turkey is being pushed on all three fronts by several countries ( greece , russia , UAE, saudi Arabia, france , haftar , ))
It's a matter of time before the pushing becomes too much and turkey does something brutal even borderline stupid
I hope Turkey ignores this and launch Libya op immediately dead wagners would be a great sufficient response
Why Al Bab? Because of the M4 road that leads towards Manbij and northern Syria. They want this route opened bad so they are trying to make an excuse.
Also why has Armenia decided to start right now. I appears that Russia wants Turkey busy in multiple places. They want to stretch Turks resources thin. This would be a great time to find an excuse to close the Bosporus and Turkish airspace to the Russians.
The Turks have had plenty of prep time in Syria, so bring it on.