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Turkey rejects mediation offer by France

Turkey rejects mediation offer by France

Turkey launched the operation on January 20 to clear terrorist groups from Afrin amid growing threats from the region.

More than a quarter of a million civilians are said to have left the city.

A United Kingdom defense ministry spokesman said Friday that an improvised explosive device in Syria killed the service member who was embedded with USA forces on Thursday.

Heller agreed that Idlib's fate would likely be determined by the global powers entrenched in Syria's conflict.

In its 30-year terrorist campaign against Turkey, the PKK has taken some 40,000 lives, and Ankara has warned against global actors cooperating with such groups as the PYD/PKK, YPG/PKK, and SDF/PKK, as they are just the PKK under different names.

The Syrian government has strongly condemned the offensive, calling Turkey's operation "a violation of the country's sovereignty".

President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a lawsuit against the leader of Turkey's main opposition party over "baseless" comments linking the president to the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for a failed 2016 coup, Erdogan's lawyer said on Thursday.




But the Turkish president said that Macron had made "strange remarks" in a call about Syria last week.

On Thursday, one commander, Abu Ali Nejm, said US troops have increased their presence "in a noticeable way" in the area in recent days to prevent an eruption of violence, following the capture of Afrin, Turkey's threats and a recent build-up of Turkish troops and allies.

Emmanuel Macron has been criticized at home over his response to a Turkish military operation against YPG militants.

One U.S. service member and one other member of the U.S. -led coalition were killed by a bomb in Syria overnight, the first to die in an attack this year.

"Do not engage in things beyond you, we do not need a mediator", he said, responding to the French offer in remarks to members of his ruling AK Party in Ankara. The statement said details were being withheld pending further investigation. Turkey's military argues Manbij is controlled by Syrian Kurdish militiamen it views as an extension of Kurdish insurgents inside Turkey.

Turkey has stated its intention to resettle some of 3.5 million Syrian refugees on its soil and in areas under its control in Syria, while top government officials have repeatedly voiced Ankara's respect for Syrian territorial integrity.

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