- Title: Kurds in Iraq protest over Turkish offensive
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: SULAIMANIYA, IRAQ (OCTOBER 10, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING HOLDING BANNER WITH THE SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES LOGO AND WAVING FLAGS PROTESTER HOLDING KURDISH YPG FLAG VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING WOMEN CHANTING AND HOLDING BANNER WOMAN AND MAN CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) JAWIDAN KAMAL, A DOCTOR, SAYING: "Turkey led by (President Tayyip) Erdogan is attacking north and east of Syria areas which should be under the self-management of north and east of Syria. It is seeking to occupy the area and implement a demographic change. They are also trying to strengthen the remains of Daesh (so-called Islamic State) and set them free. This will impose a threat on the whole country and the whole world. We are also scared that the Turkey will hold a mass extermination campaign against the Kurdish people. We call on the international community to not be part of this extermination that Turkey is holding." PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND CHANTING WOMAN WALKING AND HOLDING UP ILLUSTRATION OF U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING AND CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) BAKER MOHAMMAD, A TEACHER, SAYING: "I, as a Kurdish citizen, ask the international community, the United Nations, the European countries and all of the countries to intervene and stop the violations of the Turkey against the people of Kurdistan and the nations of north and east of Syria." PROTESTERS MARCHING MAN CHANTING HOLDING UP BANNER AND PHOTOGRAPH VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CHANTING AND WALKING
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 20:54
- Keywords: Sulaimaniya Iraq Turkey Syria
- Location: SULAIMANIYA, IRAQ
- City: SULAIMANIYA, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0IOF2F
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- Story Text:Around 2,000 Kurds took to the streets of downtown Sulaimaniya on Thursday (October 10) in protest against the Turkish military operation in northeast Syria.
Protestors responded to calls made by Syrian Democratic forces on social media to demonstrate against the Turkish military operation.
The Turkish offensive against the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces, launched days after Trump pulled U.S. troops out of the way, opens one of the biggest new fronts in years in an eight-year-old civil war that has drawn in global powers.
The International Rescue Committee said 64,000 people in Syria have fled since the campaign began. The towns of Ras al-Ain and Darbasiya, some 60 km (37 miles) to the east, have been largely deserted as a result of the attack.
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