Greece: Kurds decry Afrin operation on anniversary of Ocalan's capture

Hundreds of people marched through Athens on Wednesday to protest against Turkey's military campaign in the region of Afrin, northern Syria. The protest also marked 19 years since the capture of one of the founding members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, who was arrested in Kenya in 1999. Protesters swarmed in front of the Greek Parliament, holding portraits of Abdullah... Еще Ocalan and placards with children, who were injured in the 'Olive Branch' operation. The Turkish military started launching airstrikes and rockets on Kurdish positions in Afrin shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of the military operation dubbed 'Olive Branch.' The Turkish President also declared that the next destination for Turkish forces would be Syria's Manbij. Turkey views the People's Protection Units (YPG), which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

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