Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks

Jan 31, 2018, 05:00
Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks

"This is real filth, this is the honorless stance that should be said "no" to", Erdogan said.

Lavrov said that Moscow has worked to have this conference represent more Syrians, adding that "only the Syrian people have the right to determine their future".

Opposition figures have said Russian Federation is trying to undermine the United Nations -led peace talks.

The Sochi gathering has been overshadowed by reports of intense clashes that erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria as Kurdish forces tried to enter the area a day after it was captured by Turkish troops.

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Turkey began its offensive to expel the People's Protection Units (YPG) from a northwestern enclave in Syria on January 20 as it launched artillery and air strikes on positions in Afrin in a campaign labeled "Operation Olive Branch".

The initial focus on the Turkish assault has been in the Afrin border region.

Addressing parliament on January 30, he said there were no civilian casualties as a result of "Operation Olive Branch", conducted by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with aims to remove the People's Protection Units (YPG) from the northwestern district of Syria. It says prosecutors issued warrants for 11 members of the association.

Turkey considers the YPG to be a terrorist group and fears the empowerment of Syria's Kurds could be contagious.

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As many as 311 people were detained in the past week for allegedly engaging in "terrorist propaganda" through social media postings critical of the military operation.

"We've had 29 martyrs, five from the Turkish army and 24 from the FSA, since the start of the Afrin operation", the minister said.

The Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has slammed the detentions as the Turkish government's "witch hunt against critics".

Rosher Konis, an Armenian man whose family has lived in the Syrian region of Afrin since his ancestors escaped the Genocide, was reportedly killed last week after the Turkey launched an attack in its continuing campaign against Syria.

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