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The sultan will keep Afrin
"Turkey will hand over the Syrian city of Afrin to a central government when a new administration has been formed following elections, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli told reporters in the parliament on April 10.
afrin  4/2018  quote 
june 2018 by elev8
While the world looks away, civilians in Afrin are being slaughtered, by Patrick Cockburn - The Unz Review
Coming upon pictures of children buried under broken concrete, one has to search for additional information to know if the deaths are of Kurds killed by the Turkish bombardment in northern Syria, or people in Eastern Ghouta slaughtered by the Syrian government at the same time in much the same way. The greatest difference between the two situations is that the atrocities in Damascus are publicised by the media across the world, while in the Kurdish case they are regarded as scarcely worth a mention.
There are regular Turkish troops and special forces, but also as many as 25,000 fighters operating under the umbrella name of the Free Syrian Army. But evidence from the front line and from former FSA and Isis members suggests that many of these are battle-hardened Islamists who had previously fought with or alongside Isis and al-Qaeda. They detest the US-backed Kurds, who hold 25 per cent of Syria, as one of the main reasons for the Islamist defeat in the struggle for Syria. No Kurd who falls into their hands will be safe.
This enclave has traditionally been one of their core majority areas, but on the day after the invasion President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “55 per cent of Afrin is Arab, 35 per cent are the Kurds.” He added that Turkey’s aim was “to give Afrin back to its rightful owners.” It is a threat that carries all the more menace because the Syrian war has already seen widespread sectarian and ethnic cleansing, though the expulsion of a particular ethnic group from Afrin would be larger than earlier examples. 

The Kurds of Afrin could end up like the Greeks in Cyprus who fled or were driven from the northern part of the island by the Turkish invasion of 1974 and are still trying to return to their homes and lands 44 years later.
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june 2018 by elev8
Twitter
Scenes from a week with civilians displaced by the battle for the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of

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april 2018 by rainhead
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RT : The brave Kurds fought for us against ISIS terrorists. They defend their people. They deserve our support
Afrin  from twitter
march 2018 by kcarruthers
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/978724348092612609
RT : Mielenosoitus Afrinin tueksi
Demonstration in supporting
31.03@ 14:00 / Senaatintori, Helsinki
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march 2018 by jmkorhonen
Twitter
RT : Around 100.000 Kurds displaced from to Til Rifaat without much aid nor support
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march 2018 by Reneelloyd
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/977065359684509698
allied with al-Qaeda and ISIS, engaged in genocidal war of aggression in rates a 'puff piece' by Tur…
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march 2018 by Reneelloyd
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First pictures of the Alevi-Kurdish town of in the canton of destroyed by the Turkish NATO army and…
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march 2018 by Reneelloyd
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/976225824193110018
RT : Finally got hold of cousins stranded in , the looting by / has not stopped. They are literally pulli…
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march 2018 by Reneelloyd
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RT : Anarchist takeover of the German consulate in , in solidarity with .
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march 2018 by kitoconnell
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RT : Turkin ja syyrialaisten islamistien liittouma on vallannut 'in kaupungin YPG:ltä.

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march 2018 by jmkorhonen
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RT : We will never forget Internationalist Helin. She have been killed defending : "She wanted to create a better…
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march 2018 by jmkorhonen
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/975465213251244032
RT : To spread awareness about and to pressure the Finnish government to act, we are gathering for 3 days from 8…
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march 2018 by jmkorhonen
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/975462201665335296
RT : The brutal attacks against the land and the people of are a terrorist alliance between the chauvinist racis…
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march 2018 by jmkorhonen

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