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Italy: Kurds rally in Rome against Turkey's operation in northeastern Syria

Italy, Rome
October 09, 2019 at 19:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of the Italian Kurdish diaspora took to the streets of Rome on Wednesday to demonstrate against Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. Footage shows protesters waving flags and chanting anti-Turkish slogans.

"Now the international coalition is silent. The international coalition, especially the US, especially Turmp, has given the green light to Turkey to make massacre and ethnic cleansing," said a member of Kurdistan's parliament at the rally.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a military operation was launched in northeastern Syria on Wednesday after US troops withdrew from the region. The offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces aims to create a 'safe zone' in the region bordering Turkey.

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Members of the Italian Kurdish diaspora took to the streets of Rome on Wednesday to demonstrate against Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria. Footage shows protesters waving flags and chanting anti-Turkish slogans.

"Now the international coalition is silent. The international coalition, especially the US, especially Turmp, has given the green light to Turkey to make massacre and ethnic cleansing," said a member of Kurdistan's parliament at the rally.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a military operation was launched in northeastern Syria on Wednesday after US troops withdrew from the region. The offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces aims to create a 'safe zone' in the region bordering Turkey.

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