Armenian man killed in Turkish shelling of Afrin

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın

Deputy Premier Bozdag has said United States troops may be targeted by Turkish forces for helping the Kurds.

Şeker and another CHP lawmaker, Niyazi Nefi Kara, issued a statement of support for the doctors' group after the detentions, saying that NGOs and intellectuals who opposed the war were not alone.

He severely criticized the Turkish military recent operations in the Afrin region of Syria.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of "terrorists", and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016.

Macron told Le Figaro that he would like to work with Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Egypt to develop an inclusive mechanism to resolve the problem and he would work to convince Turkey and Russian Federation to this end. Turkish authorities say they are fighting units that are an extension of the PKK, a violent Kurdish separatist group in Turkey that's seen by both Ankara and Washington as a terrorist organiBlog postAn entry in the SWJ Blog.

Turkey′s military incursion into the Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian canton of Afrin - launched on 20 January under the slighting codename Operation Olive Branch - ought to have taken no-one by surprise.

Turkey launched a military offensive against Afrin on January 20 to drive out the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which is says are an extension of the outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey.

Last Wednesday two civilians were killed by a PYD/PKK attack on a mosque in Kilis, and on Saturday at least three civilians, including a child, were injured by PYD/PKK terrorist attacks on Kilis and Hatay.

Rockets hit two houses and killed one 17-year-old and wounded another person, Anadolu said.

New civilian casualties were reported following the latest clashes and air strikes in the operation launched by Turkey and Syrian opposition fighters against Kurdish militia in north-western Syria.

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