Macron expresses 'concern' over Turkish offensive in Afrin

Macron expresses 'concern' over Turkish offensive in AfrinFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday expressed “concern” over Turkey’s military offensive in Afrin in Syria, telling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan it was vital that humanitarian aid be allowed to reach the area. In a statement released by his office on Saturday, the Elysee said that Macron had talked with Erdogan via telephone on Friday.


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Turkish-backed forces loot Afrin after seizing Syrian town

  1. Turkish-backed forces loot Afrin after seizing Syrian town  CNN
  2. Erdogan Vows to Extend Offensive to East Syria, North Iraq  Bloomberg
  3. Syria war: Afrin looted by Turkish-backed rebels  BBC News
  4. Turkey’s adventurism in Syria has gone too far  gulfnews.com
  5. Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin  New York Times
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Erdogan says Turkey may extend Afrin campaign along whole Syrian border

Erdogan says Turkey may extend Afrin campaign along whole Syrian borderBy Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces will press their offensive against Kurdish YPG forces along the length of Turkey’s border with Syria and if necessary into northern Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, threatening wider conflict in Syria’s civil war. A day after Turkish troops swept into Afrin, the main town in a pocket of Kurdish-controlled territory in northwest Syria, Erdogan said Turkey would also target a region stretching nearly 400 km (250 miles) east to the northern Syrian town of Qamishli.


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EU criticizes Turkey's offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

  1. EU criticizes Turkey’s offensive in Syrian town of Afrin  Washington Post
  2. The Latest: Kurds denounce Turkish ‘occupation’ in Syria  New York Daily News
  3. Can Syria’s Kurds Hold the Ground They’ve Gained?  STRATFOR
  4. Anna Campbell’s death in Syria was futile, but her passion was admirable  The Guardian
  5. Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin  New York Times
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Syria monitors: Turkish-allied militiamen looting in Afrin

  1. Syria monitors: Turkish-allied militiamen looting in Afrin  New York Daily News
  2. Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds  Bloomberg
  3. Turkey Has Claimed Victory Over The US-Allied Militia In Syria  BuzzFeed News
  4. After my recent trip to Syria, I knew Afrin’s fall was inevitable – now we must concern ourselves with the next phase of war  The Independent
  5. Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin  New York Times
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Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels seize Afrin, Syria, after nearly two-month offensive

  1. Turkish military and allied Syrian rebels seize Afrin, Syria, after nearly two-month offensive  Los Angeles Times
  2. Turkish Forces Seize Syrian City of Afrin  NPR
  3. Turkey Captures Syrian Town of Afrin From Kurds  Bloomberg
  4. The Turks have taken Afrin. Let’s not let Manbij fall next.  Washington Post
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What does Turkey's seizure of Afrin mean for Syria war?

What does Turkey's seizure of Afrin mean for Syria war?The capture of Afrin from the Kurds by Turkish-led fighters on Sunday could have major repercussions for Syria’s protracted war. Here we look at what it means for Turkey, the Syrian regime and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia who were in control of the city. Forces led by Turkey launched an offensive on January 20 to retake the enclave of Afrin from the YPG, which Ankara considers to be a “terrorist” offshoot of its own outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).


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Pro-Turkish forces pillage Afrin after taking Syrian city

Pro-Turkish forces pillage Afrin after taking Syrian citySyrian Turkish-backed forces went on the rampage in Afrin on Sunday, pillaging shops and homes after taking control of the northern city, AFP correspondents and a monitor said. After chasing Kurdish fighters from Afrin, the pro-Ankara fighters broke into shops, restaurants and houses and left with foodstuff, electronic equipment, blankets and other goods, the correspondents said. Most of the city’s 350,000 residents have fled since Turkey and allied Syrian rebels on January 20 launched an air and ground offensive to chase out the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).


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Turkish Forces Seize Syrian City of Afrin

  1. Turkish Forces Seize Syrian City of Afrin  NPR
  2. Turkish Forces Take Syrian City Afrin From Kurdish Militia  Wall Street Journal
  3. Turkey says its forces have seized the Syrian town of Afrin  Military Times
  4. Kurdish Afrin is democratic and LGBT-friendly. Turkey is crushing it with Britain’s help  The Guardian
  5. Turkey forces capture Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin  Chicago Tribune
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