Turkey slammed a motion approved by the European Parliament on Thursday that calls for a halt to Ankara’s military offensive in northern Syria’s Afrin Region.
Turkish State has launched a brutal land and air offensive against Afrin since Jan. 20, and has now closed in on the city in an effort to engineer a population shift by driving the Syrian Kurdish population out, and expand the territories of the Turkish state.
Turkish President, Receb Tayyib Erdoğan, said on Thursday his troops will never leave Syria’s Afrin and said his army is ready to stand against world powers that object. Erdoğan was responding to the draft motion before the European Parliament calling on Turkish troops to withdraw from Afrin.
“The European Parliament is to ask us to halt our military operation in Afrin. Don’t get enthusiastic in vain, we will never leave Afrin” Erdoğan told high school students at a poetry competition awards ceremony.
“we will stand against the world powers that object” Erdoğan said.
He added “Turkey is a country that make its own decisions. The European Parliament has nothing to say to Turkey and whatever it has to say on this issue will go through one ear and out the other”.
Meanwhile, the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) and the people of Afrin still defend their homes, with poor equipment, expecting world’s interference in the issue to stop Erdogan’s aggression and the ongoing genocide.
Mar 15, 2018
Turkish flags are draped over buildings in Afrin’s Jandaris town, a start of a demographic change and Turkification process.