Foreign alumni from Turkey support Afrin op

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The Turkish leader also reiterated his earlier statements, that his only goal in Syria was the "fight against terrorism".

Kurdish history is littered with examples of allies who eventually backed away from the Kurds when they got a better deal elsewhere, and many have expected it would only be a matter of time until that happens with the US.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation over its refusal to aid Ankara in its anti-terror operations in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin.

Turkey has been complaining for years that the USA was too cozy with the Kurds, insisting the group are a "terrorist" organization. "Where are you? You've invited NATO-member states to Afghanistan", Erdogan said. More than one million people are now in Afrin city and villages around it after fleeing the fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor group. The operation was not to "occupy" but "liberate", he said, and then hand over to local residents. "Once Afrin is captured, it will be delivered to its true owners", said Erdoğan.

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"The global community must support the resistance of Afrin people and break silence towards the invasive attacks", it said, calling on the UNSC to establish a no-fly-zone over Afrin.

Several people in Germany were left injured after police used pepper spray against some demonstrators opposed to Turkey's ongoing military operation "Olive Branch" against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin region. Erdogan also denounced North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on Sunday, accusing the Western military alliance of failing to back Turkey's campaign. "We are constantly harassed by terror groups on our borders". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is an Alliance that was founded by 11 European countries and the 1949 which today consists of 29 independent member countries.

Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey and is deemed a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.