Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Civilians organise 'human shield' to protect Kurdish Afrin

Civilians organise 'human shield' to protect Kurdish Afrin

"The events in the region can stoke passions among Kurds living here in Germany", a ministry spokeswoman said, noting that conflicts between Turks and Kurds were also playing out in Germany, which is home to about 3 million people with ties to Turkey, including many ethnic Kurds. "Turkey will fight terrorists anywhere they operate", Erdogan said, once again promising new military operations in Syria, including in the areas held by the US-backed Kurdish-led militias.

Local sources told Anadolu Agency that before the town's liberation, the terrorist YPG/PKK transferred civilians in Jinderes to Afrin's city center for use as human shields.

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Erdogan asked. "We came in response to the calls on Afghanistan, Somalia and the Balkans, and now I am making the call, let's go to Syria. Where are you? You've invited NATO-member states to Afghanistan", Erdogan said. "We are constantly harassed by terror groups on our borders".

The United States however has worked closely with the YPG in the fight against IS and the campaign has raised tensions with Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Washington.

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Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is deemed a terrorist group by the U.S., the European Union and Turkey.

Washington has repeatedly called upon Turkey to stop its "aggression" against the Afrin region, omitting the fact that the US-led coalition itself spent years in Syria without any invitation from the government or worldwide approval. A report in Aljazeera says that residents of Afrin plan on creating a human chain to protect YPG fighters against Turkey's assault on the city.

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On Saturday, global activists and Kurdish communities in foreign countries marched and protested against what they called the Turkish aggression against Afrin and European arms trade with Turkey. The YPG has been an important ally for the United States in the fight against Islamic State.

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