Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

The Turkish troops, deployed in Syria’s Afrin, opened fire on Friday at the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in response to the latter’s fire from the city of Tall Rifat, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“Units of the Turkish Armed Forces, deployed in Afrin, gave a relevant response to the attack by YPG terrorists from Tall Rifat,” the statement said.

The ministry’s comment comes after in early December, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara was ready to launch a military operation against Kurdish militias — which it considers to be terrorist groups — on the eastern bank of the Euphrates as well as in Syria’s Manbij, located near the Turkish border, if the United States did not facilitate the pullout of the militia from the region.

Erdogan later said that the operation had been postponed following his December 14 phone conversation with US President Donald Trump, who later announced plans to withdraw US troops from Syria.
Source: Sputnik
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Stern Daler

Turkish soil was never attacked from Tall Rifat. Nobody believes in the Sultan’s words. Another dictator said since 5 o’clock we are shooting back.

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YPG were fighting against Daesh. So when did YPG become the bad guys? Turki leadership has gone mad.

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No, simply they are NAZISLAMIC RACIST GENOCIDALS. Bettet get rid of them, all ITS neighbour should awake and realize …

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hmm I do not like historical parallels, but all this erdolf actions resemble very much nazi stratagems before wwii: push it to the extremes, and trust that all
the “decadents” will refrain from taking action.
It didn’t work for adolf, it won’t work for erdolf: that’s for sure!