In the early hours of Sunday morning director of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) media centre announced that intense airstrikes by Turkey into northeast Syria and northern Iraq had killed at least 11 civilians including a journalist.
Conservative figures report 11 fatalities, other reports suggest the death toll is likely to be dozens.
In conducting the air strikes the Turkish Defence Ministry since claimed its right to self-defence under Article 51, blaming the 13 November Istanbul blast on Kurdish groups, though all accusations have been denied.
The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) stated that the Istanbul blast was a false flag operation by the Turkish state to obtain a green light in the international arena for this further military aggression against northern Syria.
MEPs have called on NATO and the European Commission to put a stop to Turkey’s attacks, saying Turkey has violated international law and is destabilising the region.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has said that they will respond “in a strong and effective way” to Turkey’s ariel bombardments.
And, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said that the ruling coalition is attempting to extend its lifeline using a strategy of external war.