Tag Archives: Turkey

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.

Turkish army attacks civilian convoy in Afrin: Dozens killed

The invading Turkish army continues its attacks against civilians in Afrin Canton of Northern Syria.

According to reports, Turkish army targeted a tractor and another vehicle at the exit point of the city on the 57th day of invasion attacks against Afrin.Dozens of civilians including children have been killed in the attack.

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.

Turkey | Turkey sentences 4 journalists to life in prison, releases and indicts another

Istanbul, February 16, a Turkish court handed life sentences to Ahmet Altan, an internationally recognized novelist and former chief editor for the shuttered daily Taraf; Mehmet Altan, an academic, columnist, and TV host, most recently with shuttered outlets Can Erzincan TV and the daily Özgür Düşünce; Nazlı Ilıcak, a veteran journalist, columnist, and TV host, most recently with shuttered outlets Can Erzincan TV and the daily Özgür Düşünce; and Fevzi Yazıcı, former layout editor for the shuttered daily Zaman. The four, who have been jailed since 2016, were found guilty of attempting to topple Turkey’s constitutional order in the failed July 2016 coup attempt through their journalistic activities, according to news reports.