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Denmark: Copenhagen's Kurdish community protests against Turkish operations in Afrin01:55

Denmark: Copenhagen's Kurdish community protests against Turkish operations in Afrin

Denmark, Copenhagen
January 20, 2018 at 19:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of Kurds took to the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday, to protest against the Turkish military operation 'Olive Branch' launched in the Kurdish-held region of Afrin in northern Syria.After holding a rally at the Kultorvet Square, the protesters marched to Kobmagergade and Stroget areas of the Danish capital. They held flags of the People's Protection Units (YPG) and banners depicting the founding member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan. Protesters chanted slogans against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a "terrorist," and demanded international solidarity with the Kurdish movement."Any Turkish military attack on the Kurdish city of Afrin will only inject the start of yet another bloody conflict," said one of the demonstrators.Turkish war planes have launched airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Afrin at 14:00 GMT, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch'.Erdogan also declared that the next destination for the Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.

Denmark: Copenhagen's Kurdish community protests against Turkish operations in Afrin01:55
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Dozens of Kurds took to the streets of Copenhagen on Saturday, to protest against the Turkish military operation 'Olive Branch' launched in the Kurdish-held region of Afrin in northern Syria.After holding a rally at the Kultorvet Square, the protesters marched to Kobmagergade and Stroget areas of the Danish capital. They held flags of the People's Protection Units (YPG) and banners depicting the founding member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan. Protesters chanted slogans against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a "terrorist," and demanded international solidarity with the Kurdish movement."Any Turkish military attack on the Kurdish city of Afrin will only inject the start of yet another bloody conflict," said one of the demonstrators.Turkish war planes have launched airstrikes on Kurdish positions in Afrin at 14:00 GMT, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch'.Erdogan also declared that the next destination for the Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij.

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