Tag Archives: Kurdistan

Manbij Military Council denies Turkish army’s lies

Turkish army and AKP administration’s statements on “movements in Manbij” have been exposed as lies by the Manbij Military Council.

In a clear attempt to use Manbij as an electoral campaign issue, the AKP had said that Turkish soldiers had actually begun moving towards Manbij and indeed had entered the city.

Turkey says France sending troops to Syria would be ‘invasion’

Turkey on Saturday warned France against increasing its military presence in Syria, saying it would be an “invasion”, as tensions between Paris and Ankara remained high.

Temperatures were raised after French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday met a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters.

Turkish-backed forces capture Afrin

“Al-Masdar news” reports Turkish-backed forces have assumed full control over the city of Afrin in Syria’s Aleppo province following the abandoning of the city and its surrounding countryside by Kurdish fighters. Just over an hour after storming the small city from its southwest and northeast, Turkish-backed militants met in its center.

France | The tribunal on Turkish war crimes to start in Paris

A session of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Turkish war crimes against Kurdish people will be held in Paris’ Bourse du Travail on 15 and 16 March 2018.

Seven judges will examine an indictment served upon the Turkish State and its officials including Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several military and intelligence officials.

Afrin in panic as Turkish Army on the brink of reaching Afrin city

The Turkish Armed Forces and affiliated FSA groups are within a two kilometres range from Afrin city, according to Kurdish officials. Kurdish sources on the ground speak of immense panic within the city, amid a complete siege and shutdown of the local economy. Many civilians await in angst as the Turkish Armed Forces approach the city.