Kurds Across the World Protest Turkey's Offensive in Northern Syria

Published October 10th, 2019 - 06:57 GMT

Turkey has recently started an air and land operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Wednesday, according to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Turkish Armed Forces kicked off military operation east of the Euphrates River beside the Syrian National Army, Turkey's Ministry of Defense stated.

"Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tweeted.

On the other hand, the UN Security Council stated it will hold a special meeting to address the Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.

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Kurds living in Athens hold flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold flags and banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold flags and banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

Kurdish demonstrators wave flags and hold portraits of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during a demonstration to protest against Turkey's military action in northern Syria on October 9, 2019. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP

Kurdish demonstrators wave flags and hold portraits of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during a demonstration to protest against Turkey's military action in northern Syria on October 9, 2019. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP

Syrian Kurds take part in a demonstration against Turkish threats in Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Syrian Kurds called on Damascus ally Moscow to facilitate "dialogue" with the regime, following threats of a Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Syrian Kurds take part in a demonstration against Turkish threats in Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Syrian Kurds called on Damascus ally Moscow to facilitate "dialogue" with the regime, following threats of a Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Ankara had reiterated on October 5 an oft-repeated threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia it deems a terrorist group. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Ankara had reiterated on October 5 an oft-repeated threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia it deems a terrorist group. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving the way for an invasion made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving the way for an invasion made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman walks as smoke billows following Turkish bombardment in Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring".  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman walks as smoke billows following Turkish bombardment in Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Kurds living in Athens hold flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold flags and banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurdish demonstrators wave flags and hold portraits of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during a demonstration to protest against Turkey's military action in northern Syria on October 9, 2019. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP
Syrian Kurds take part in a demonstration against Turkish threats in Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Syrian Kurds called on Damascus ally Moscow to facilitate "dialogue" with the regime, following threats of a Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Ankara had reiterated on October 5 an oft-repeated threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia it deems a terrorist group. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving the way for an invasion made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks as smoke billows following Turkish bombardment in Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring".  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold flags during a protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold flags and banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurds living in Athens hold flags and banners as they protest near the Turkish embassy in Athens, on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP
Kurdish demonstrators wave flags and hold portraits of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during a demonstration to protest against Turkey's military action in northern Syria on October 9, 2019. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP
Kurdish demonstrators wave flags and hold portraits of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, northeastern France, during a demonstration to protest against Turkey's military action in northern Syria on October 9, 2019. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP
Syrian Kurds take part in a demonstration against Turkish threats in Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Syrian Kurds called on Damascus ally Moscow to facilitate "dialogue" with the regime, following threats of a Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Syrian Kurds take part in a demonstration against Turkish threats in Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Syrian Kurds called on Damascus ally Moscow to facilitate "dialogue" with the regime, following threats of a Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Ankara had reiterated on October 5 an oft-repeated threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia it deems a terrorist group. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Ankara had reiterated on October 5 an oft-repeated threat to launch an "air and ground" operation in Syria against a Kurdish militia it deems a terrorist group. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving the way for an invasion made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Civilians flee with their belongings amid Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria today, with intensive bombardment paving the way for an invasion made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks as smoke billows following Turkish bombardment in Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring".  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A woman walks as smoke billows following Turkish bombardment in Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border on October 9, 2019. Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria with air strikes and explosions reported along the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it "Operation Peace Spring". Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP