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Syrian Kurd leader hits out at UK’s ‘almost invisible’ response to Turkish invasion

Syrian Kurd leader hits out at UK’s ‘almost invisible’ response

Ilham Ahmed says Britain unwilling to offend Ankara fearing post-Brexit isolationThe leader of the Syrian Kurd civilian government has accused Britain of being almost invisible in its condemnation of the Turkish invasion in Syria, saying the UK appeared unwilling to offend Ankara because it feared isolation after leaving the European Union.Ilham Ahmed, the president of the Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces, criticised Donald Trump’s decision to give the green light to the Turkish invasion of north-east Syria as a historic crime that will leave the US struggling for allies across the Middle East unless Congress can force the US president to change his thinking quickly. Continue reading…

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Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Publish date : 2019-11-10 15:21:42

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