Oct 18, 2019 16:27 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 31, 2020 08:53 Asia/Tehran]
  • protests outside US consulate in Greece
    protests outside US consulate in Greece

Hundreds of Kurds and pro-Kurdish protesters gathered outside the US Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece on Thursday to protest against the US withdrawal from northern Syria and Turkey's military operations in the area.

Iran Press /Europe: Earlier in the day, Greece police reportedly detained 12 people who held a protest at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey.

On Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence announced a five-day ceasefire in Turkey's military offensive, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring,' which began on October 9, days after the White House announced the withdrawal of US troops from the area, Iran Press reported.

Ankara said the aim of the offensive was to create a safe zone cleared of Kurdish groups.

Recently, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump's to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying: "President Trump gave Turkey the green light to attack our Kurdish partners, betraying the thousands of fighters who gave their lives to keep the world safe from the barbarism of ISIS."


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