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Protest against Turkish offensive in Syria held in Kyiv

A protest against Ankara's military operation in Syria was held outside the Turkish embassy in Kyiv on Tuesday.

According to an LB.ua correspondent, several dozen people gathered outside the embassy to express their disagreement with the Turkish policy.

They brought posters speaking about "the world's peaceful consent" to Turkey's incursion in Syria's Kurdistan (Rojava) and 800 Islamic State members who escaped from Syrian prisons which were bombed by Turkish troops.

"Your crimes will not be forgotten," one of the posters reads.

In front of the embassy, the protesters put two cardboard tanks symbolizing the Turkish operation in Syria.

On 7 October, the US troops started pulling out of Syria, essentially leaving the Kurds, who have for several years fought against Islamic State militants together with Americans, alone. On 9 October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his troops launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria. The Syrian Kurdish government announced general mobilisation.

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