Turkey calls on US to stop Kurdish fighters moving to Syria’s Afrin

Published March 8, 2018, 12:22 AM

by Roel Tibay

By Reuters

The United States should prevent fighters from the Kurdish YPG militia traveling to the Syrian region of Afrin from elsewhere in Syria to counter a Turkish military incursion, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

A Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter gestures at the entrance of a Kurdish site after it was captured by Free Syrian Army forces in Kafr Jana village north of Afrin, Syria March 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/ MANILA BULLETIN)
A Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighter gestures at the entrance of a Kurdish site after it was captured by Free Syrian Army forces in Kafr Jana village north of Afrin, Syria March 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference that Turkey was working to extend a five-hour daily truce in Syria’s eastern Ghouta to 24 hours and that Erdogan would discuss the situation there with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

 
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