Turkey: Hundreds attend funeral of soldier killed during 'Operation Peace Spring'

12 октября 2019 г. 20:49

A large crowd attended the funeral of Corporal Yunus Mermer in Konya on Saturday. Mermer was killed in Turkey's military offensive 'Operation Peace Spring' in Azaz, in northern Syria, reportedly during clashes with the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and the People's Protection Units (YPG). Footage shows Mermer's mother crying over her son's coffin, which was draped in a Turkish flag. Attendees joined in for a group prayer led by an imam before the coffin was lifted and carried by soldiers among the crowd. Turkey's operation in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria continues, with clashes between advancing Turkish forces and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) taking place close to Syrian border towns.

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