Category: Kurdish

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Civilians organise ‘human defend’ to guard Kurdish Afrin

People are planning to act as human shields in an effort to protect the Syrian city of Afrin as the Turkish military and its allied forces prepare to capture the Kurdish-controlled urban centre. Turkey launched its cross-border operation on January 20 saying it needed to eliminate the Kurdish militia known as the People’s Protection Units…

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Erdogan slams US ‘give a bewitch to for Kurdish YPG opponents’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the US’ support for Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria, warning that Washington’s move to fund the group will impact Ankara’s future decisions towards its NATO ally. “The US decision to give financial support to the YPG … will surely affect the decisions Turkey will take,” Erdogan said on Tuesday.…

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US militia: No ‘strengthen’ for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

Syrian Kurdish fighters previously armed by the United States are no longer part of the battle against ISIL and the US-led coalition doesn’t support them, a US military official said on Tuesday.  The comments were the first indication by American officials that US-led forces may not intervene if Turkey follows through with a promised cross-border military…