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Turkish parliament speaker slams YPG/PKK terrorism

At least 40 civilians, including 11 children, were killed by terror group in northern Syria on Tuesday

Ali Murat Alhas   | 29.04.2020
Turkish parliament speaker slams YPG/PKK terrorism

ANKARA 

Turkish parliament speaker Wednesday reacted to the YPG/PKK terror attacks in Afrin province of northern Syria, which killed dozens of civilians including children.

"The heinous YPG/PKK terror group indiscriminately massacred innocent people on a Ramadan day," Mustafa Sentop said, adding YPG/PKK was a "bloodthirsty terror group" defying the sacred month.

Earlier Tuesday, at least 40 civilians, including 11 children, were killed in an attack in Syria's Afrin near Turkey’s southern border, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry.

At least 47 others were wounded in Afrin's city center in the attack, which was carried out using a bomb-rigged fuel tanker.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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