Syria calls on Kurds, Arabs to unite against Turkey – report

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad said the Kurds and Arabs should unite against Turkey’s military operation in the region of Afrin.

“Afrin is an integral party of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Deputy Minister Fayssal Mikdad said on Wednesday, the pro-Kurdish Rudaw news website reported, citing a statement from Syria’s state-run SANA news agency.

Damascus is trying to combat Turkey’s offensive on Syrian territory, he said.

“We affirm that the Syrian Arab Army defends every inch of the Syrian territory and Syria will return as unified as it has been throughout history,” he said, referring to Afrin.