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Does Turkey violate international law in the Eastern Mediterranean by blocking hydrocarbon research?

The Italian energy company ENI announced on 8 February 2018 that it had discovered substantial natural gas resources in the
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Three misperceptions in international media about the Kurdish issue

Since Turkey started a military operation in Afrin to clear its border from terrorist elements including the PKK, its Syrian offshot the YPG and remaining DAESH remnants, a number of false claims have been made in various news articles.

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Claim: Turkey conducted airstrikes where "there were no YPG fighters"

On 28 January 2018, The Independent published an article written by Robert Fisk and
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5 frequently voiced false claims about Turkey's Afrin Operation

Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on 20 January 2018 in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to clear terrorist organizations including the People’s Protection Units (YPG)
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Claim: US and UK 'strongly criticize' Afrin Operation

An article was published about Turkey’s recent operation in Afrin, Syria called the Operation Olive Branch at the Guardian on 23 January 2018.

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Are PYD and PKK separate organizations?

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey is ready to launch a military operation in the Syrian region of Afrin which is controlled by the YPG.

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Claim: Conservative Turks sympathize with Salafi-jihadi groups

On 8 January 2018, an article written by Metin Gurcan and published by Al Monitor includes a factual mistake.

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