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Seán Crowe TD condemns Turkish attack on Afrin

22 January, 2018 - by Seán Crowe TD


Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has condemned Turkey’s ground offensive and invasion of Syria, and its attacks on Afrin in north-western Syria.

Deputy Seán Crowe said:

“Turkey’s military attacks on Afrin, which will cause huge civilian casualties, are wrong and must be condemned.

“We have already seen the human rights violations that the Turkish army have committed against Kurds in south-east Turkey and it is clear their brutal tactics will be replicated in Afrin.

“The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have been successfully fighting Da’esh in this region.

"Turkey’s attacks will hamper the fight against Da’esh, which is not completely surprising given the many questions surrounding Turkey’s covert support for radical jihadist groups in the region.”

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