Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces have captured the center of Afrin. The northern Syrian town has been the target of Ankara's two-month offensive against a Kurdish militia group it views as terrorists.
A German woman has been found guilty of being a member of a terrorist organization by the Turkish government. She is the third German citizen in as many months to be sentenced to prison in Turkey.
For the second time in a week Turkey has fired at US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces. The uptick in tensions has prompted the US-backed SDF to halt operations against the "Islamic State."
His family claimed Patrick K. was on a hiking holiday, but Turkey said he was fighting for the Kurdish YPG militia. Now a court in Sirnak has sentenced the German man to over six years in prison.
Amnesty International says Turkish forces in the northern Syrian city of Afrin are giving Syrian militias "free rein" to commit serious human rights abuses. The group alleges torture, forced disappearances and looting.
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