Turkey investigates Kurdish leaders, detains 21 for criticism of Syria offensive
Thursday, 10 October 2019 () Turkish authorities on Thursday started investigations into leaders of the pro-Kurdish opposition and detained 21 people for criticizing the military offensive against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency said.
Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack there following a surprise U.S. troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Chris Dignam has more.
Turkey has begun shelling and launching airstrikes against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Kurdish militant groups have been key to the U.S.-led fight against... NPR Also reported by •France 24 •Reuters India •Independent •Newsy •Reuters