Us Pressure to stop Turkey against Kurdish-held area in Syria. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned of “serious consequences ” While Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held out thew prospect of fresh sanctions.
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw effectively triggered the Turkish incursion. He said he would like the US to negotiate a truce between Nato ally Turkey and the Kurds. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdgon, however, says the militry operations will continue.
According to the UN more than 100,000 peoples have fled their homes since the offensive began on Wednesday.
President Erdogan says he wants to create a “safe zone” in north Syria free of Kurdish militants which could also be home to Syrian refuges. As the crises deepened, Us troops said they had come under fire from Turkish artillery on Friday.
The Kurdish-lead Syrian Democratic Forces- a key US ally in the region- are facing numerous Turkish ground and air assaults along a stretch of the Turkey- Syria border about 75 miles long, corespondent say. Dozen of Fighters from SDF and pro-Turkish factions have been killed. Turkey’s military confirmed the first death of a Turkish soldier and said three others had been wounded.
How are Kurds.
Between 25 to 35 million Kurd inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Armenia. They make up the fourth- largest ethnic group in the middle East, but they have never obtained permanent nation state.
Where do they come from?
The Kurd’s are one of the indigenous peoples of the Mesopotamian, plains and the high land in what are now south- eastern Turkey, north-eastern Sarya, northern Iriq, and South western Armenia