Turkey Warns Syria To Not Support The Kurdish Enclave Of Afrin

The National: Turkey warns pro-Syrian forces in Afrin of 'serious consequences'

Arrival of Damascus-backed militias opens door to more violence

Turkey on Wednesday warned Syrian President Bashar Al Assad of "serious consequences" unless his forces retreated from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

Pro-government militias entered the Afrin area on Tuesday, but were repelled by Turkish shelling, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said. It is unclear whether the Iran-backed troops are inside the eponymous city.

"Any step by the regime or other elements in this direction will surely have serious consequences," presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters.

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WNU Editor: It looks like the Turks are looking for a way out .... Turkey Signals Readiness for Talks to Avoid Clash With Syria (Bloomberg).

More News On Turkey Warning Syria To Not Support The Kurdish Enclave Of Afrin

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Hakkari -- Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey says whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is 'legitimate target' -- AFP
Turkey troops shell Syria allied forces in Afrin -- Middle East Monitor
Turkey shells pro-Assad militias entering Afrin to aid Kurdish rebels -- Al-Monitor
Syrian Troops Retreat After Turkish Artillery Fires Warning Strikes -- VOA
Syrian Popular Forces Join Kurdish Fighters in Afrin - YPG Representative -- Sputnik
Damascus & Ankara dispute whether pro-Syrian govt forces entered Afrin -- RT
Turkish shells explode behind reporter covering pro-Syrian govt deployment in Afrin (VIDEO) -- RT
Stakes Rise in Turkey's Afrin Assault as Pro-Assad Militia Arrive -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Turkey's slow and costly Afrin adventure -- Ahval
Why Turkey Says It's Ready to Go to War With Syria Over Afrin -- Wall Street Journal

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