EU Parliament VP: ‘Blackmailed’ EU has failed to justly condemn Turkey in Afrin

Many European nations have failed to justly condemn Turkey’s military operation in Afrin because they are being “blackmailed” by Europe’s refugee deal with Ankara, a vice president of the EU parliament told Rudaw in Brussels.

Turkey is “bombing the Kurdish soldiers that were the real authors of the defeat of Daesh [ISIS] on the ground. This is a paradox. We have seen a very silent approach from the EU, not condemning these kinds of attempts in the strongest way that is really deserved, just because we think, in a certain way, many European countries are blackmailed by this illegal agreement with Turkey,” said Fabio Massimo Castaldo.

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