Syria: Ras al-Ayn residents protest against Turkish operation

Demonstrators picketed the US International Coalition Base near the village of Tel Arqam in northern Syria on Sunday over fears of a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-controlled territory. Protesters, predominantly from the Kurdish town of Ras al-Ayn, marched several miles to reach a base placed on the border with Turkey. Protesters presented a petition calling on coalition forces to halt the... Еще rumoured Turkish operation. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that his patience was running out over delays to a proposed buffer zone between US and Turkish forces in northern Syria. On the march, protesters could be heard chanting: «Down with occupation» and «Say 'no' to Turkish occupation of Syrian lands.» In a brief interview, a demonstrator holding a flag with symbols of the Kurdistan Democratic Union Party (PYD), stated: «Turkish don't like us. They say that they are going to attack Rojava.» The planned operation aims to clear US-backed Kurdish forces from the region, groups which Turkey considers terrorists.

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