Around 150 people gathered in front of the Turkish Embassy in central London on Friday denouncing Turkey’s plans to bombard the Kurdish-held region of Afrin in northern Syria.

Protesters chanted against the Turkish government, accusing it of terrorism and of having ties with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

A member of the UK Kurdistan Students Union warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Afrin would be his “graveyard.”

On Wednesday, the Security Council in Turkey discussed the possibility of a military operation in Afrin, an autonomous region under Kurdish control in northern Syria.

Turkey views the People’s Protection Units (YPG) that is active in Afrin as extension of banned militant group Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The district of Afrin is home to about 500,000 civilians, a population which has doubled with refugees after fighting in other areas of the country.

Brecht Jonkers | AMN
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2018-01-20 15:33

Syria is clearly prepared to defend its Kurdish citizens and the SDF in Raqqa should recognize this and ditch the treacherous Americans who are openly hostile to Syria and in military alliance (NATO) with the Turks.

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2018-01-20 16:50

Kurdistan students union? Another MI-6 western mouthpiece. ‘Afrin will be his graveyard’…hopefully his and the treacherous Kurds too. Who would or could trust either one? Both liars, both thieves, both enemies of Syria.The best outcome would for both to annihilate each other.