Thousands congregate in the streets of Qamishli, North and East Syria, to honour those killed in Turkey’s Christmas day bombardment which targeted infrastructure and civilian areas damaging vital facilities including a hospital.
As Turkish air strikes targeting critical infrastructure in northeastern Syria show no signs of abating, SDF Commander Mazloum Abdi has called for immediate global intervention. “We are counting on agreements with the Global Coalition to avoid aggravation of the situation and the outbreak of a major war,” Abdi warned on Monday.
Devlet Bahçeli, leader of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party or MHP and ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, referred to Kurdish MPs as “pests” and called for the ‘total extermination’ of Kurdish “terrorists” during his address to his party group on Tuesday.
Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chair of Turkey’s now defunct pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP, exposed a targeted campaign against him and the HDP, citing a specific report as part of a wider “Collapse Plan” in his ongoing oral defence in the Kobani trial on Tuesday.
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