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Germany: Protesters rally against Turkish military's Afrin operation02:24

Germany: Protesters rally against Turkish military's Afrin operation

Germany, Mannheim
January 23, 2018 at 21:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 200 people gathered to protest against the Turkish military operation in Syria's Kurdish-dominated Afrin, in Mannheim, on Tuesday. Protesters carried placards reading "No German tanks for Erdogan's war" and "End Erdogan's war in Afrin." Local activist Javus Sose stated, "we call upon the Kurdish people in all of Kurdistan and Europe, as well as the democratic powers who stand on the side of Afrin to strengthen their activities against the Turkish attacks." She added that protests will continue until "the attacks by the Turkish regime are stopped."On Saturday, Turkish war planes started to bomb Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation named 'Olive Branch.' Russian military promptly withdrew from the enclave on the same day.Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Germany: Protesters rally against Turkish military's Afrin operation02:24
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Around 200 people gathered to protest against the Turkish military operation in Syria's Kurdish-dominated Afrin, in Mannheim, on Tuesday. Protesters carried placards reading "No German tanks for Erdogan's war" and "End Erdogan's war in Afrin." Local activist Javus Sose stated, "we call upon the Kurdish people in all of Kurdistan and Europe, as well as the democratic powers who stand on the side of Afrin to strengthen their activities against the Turkish attacks." She added that protests will continue until "the attacks by the Turkish regime are stopped."On Saturday, Turkish war planes started to bomb Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation named 'Olive Branch.' Russian military promptly withdrew from the enclave on the same day.Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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