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‘Turkey declares Kurds in Syria war’

‘Turkey declares Kurds in Syria war’

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The Turkish troepenopbouw in the North of Syria comes down to a “declaration of war”. That said the head of the Kurdish YPG militia, which warned that in the coming days as possible, fights can break out.

“We are not going to be passive at this potential aggression”, said YPG-leader of Sipan Hemo Wednesday.

The tension between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds is the last time still further increased. Both parties attacked each other recently with artillery fire. The YPG accuses Ankara of its preparations for an offensive. Turkey sees the Kurdish militia as an extension of the banned PKK movement, who for decades fight against the Turkish state.

Turkish troops withdrew last year into Syria to the rebels of the Free Syrian Army to support. Ankara sent the past few weeks reinforcements to areas north of Aleppo. In that region also have the Kurdish areas in the hands. “These Turkish preparations have reached the level of a declaration of war,” warned Hemo.

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