Turkey and Kurds – level 2

31-01-2018 07:00

Afrin is a region and a city in the north of Syria. It is also a Kurdish enclave. Turkey launched airstrikes on the region last Saturday, as it wanted to drive out the Kurdish fighters from the region.

After four days of fighting, Turkish soldiers moved into the Kurdish enclave. Turkey wants to create a 30-kilometres ‘safe zone’ around Afrin. This turns the relations between Turkey and the USA worse.

Difficult words: enclave (a smaller area a bigger area surrounds; people in the small area are in some way different from the people in the big area), launch (start), airstrike (an attack from an airplane).

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