Monday, 26 August 2019 06:11 GMT

Merkel condemns Turkish invasion of Afrin

(MENAFN) In a statement in the German parliament Chancellor Angela Merkel said that what is happening in Syria, where thousands of civilians are persecuted, killed or forced to flee, is unacceptable.

"That too we condemn in the strongest terms" she said.

Merkel was explaining the policy statement of the new government for the next four years when she made a statement about Turkish invasion in Afrin.

Merkel has been criticized by German politicians and rights organizations for her silence on Turkish invasion of Afrin.

Turkey-backed FSA militia swept into Afrin town on Sunday, raising their and Turkish flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG fighters. Mustafa said civilians still in Afrin town were facing threats from the Turkey-backed groups.


Merkel condemns Turkish invasion of Afrin

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