Turkey's grounds for Afrin operation 'sufficient,' Dutch FM says
25 January, 2018, 02:55 | Author: Charlene Valdez
Trump's warning was stark.
Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will speak over the phone on Wednesday to discuss the situation in Afrin, according to Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish foreign minister.
But he also sought to reassure the tough-talking Turkish leader. The PKK is the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a Marxist, anti-Islamist terrorist organization.
Turkey can not continue to cooperate with the Assad regime, and that "the injustice of the shedding of the blood of its people can not contribute to the establishment of a future for Syria, the spokesman for Turkish President Recep Erdogan, Ibrahim Gulen said in response to a question on whether Turkey will agree to a transition phase involving Bashar al Assad, and the possibility of Ankara's direct contact with the Syrian regime In the coming days, Turkish CNN reported. Some of the victims have life-threatening injuries", the Province Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan said on NTV television.
Civilian death toll in Syria's Afrin has climbed to 35 as Turkey's shell fire is mostly targeting settlements despite of the presence of people there, Afrin's health department official Angela Rasho said as quoted by Kurdish agency Hawar.
Turkish artillery fire could be heard from the center of Kilis.
Nauert refused to answer, however, whether the Syrian Kurdish forces being attacked had "a right to defend themselves" from Turkish aggression, instead insisting on "further de-escalation of violence".
Ankara sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) insurgent group in Turkey which is deemed a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.
Over the weekend Turkish forces backed by local Syrian Arab fighters launched an incursion into Afrin, a border canton administered by a local Kurdish-led council and defended by the YPG militia. 'These local security forces are aimed at preventing the potential outflow of fleeing ISIS terrorists as their physical presence in Syria nears its end and pending a longer-term settlement of the civil war in Syria to ensure that ISIS can not escape or return'. "If there are terrorists on the other side of our borders, this is a threat for us".
Erdogan told Trump in the call that the United States must halt weapons support to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish president's office said.
Ankara has been infuriated by USA support for the YPG, which it sees as a domestic security threat, one of several issues that have brought relations between the United States and its Muslim NATO ally close to breaking point.
The SDF is an umbrella grouping composed mainly of YPG.
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Penney. "It's very concerning to us", Lakes Wales Deputy Police Chief Troy Schulze said at a press conference on Sunday. Lake Wales police responded, with the bomb squad as well as assistance from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.
On Monday, people in Haiti, another country that Mr Trump disparaged, protested against the United States president's remarks. Mr Museveni's comments are in opposition to the reaction of many leaders who have condemned Mr Trump's language.
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