Rising Turkish-Syrian tension over Afrin amid exchange of fire

Turkey Wednesday warned Damascus that pro-Assad forces would face serious consequences for entering the north Syrian Afrin enclave to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Turkey and its rebel allies claimed to have forced the pro-Assad fighters back, maintaining that a 40-50 vehicle convoy had retreated under artillery fire. But a Kurdish YPG official and a pro-Assad military commander denied this and said they had returned the fire.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s spokesman İbrahim Kalın said that Ankara rejected the Russian proposal for political dialogue between Ankara and Damascus to resolve the Afrin dispute, but revealed for the first time that the intelligence agencies of Turkey and Syria “are in contact whenever situations in Syria necessitate it.”

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4 thoughts on “Rising Turkish-Syrian tension over Afrin amid exchange of fire

  • Feb 21, 2018 @ 22:57 at 22:57
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    Where are all the jew haters to blame this somehow on israel….?

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  • Feb 22, 2018 @ 0:28 at 0:28
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    The Jew-haters are like rats. They are always somewhere transmitting disease.

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  • Feb 22, 2018 @ 2:08 at 2:08
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    We are here all Jew “lovers” , there are no jew haters in here , except those filthy freaky right wings faiget je….va witnesses,

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    • Feb 22, 2018 @ 5:18 at 5:18
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      Ultra Right Wing Ultra Conservative Islamofascists are right up your ally.

      Happy Nakba solomeow, you little pussy-cat.

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