EU worried about Turkish offensive against Kurdish enclave but waits for Turkish minister

Flash Back: Pro-Ankara Syrian rebels who Turkey calls the Free Syrian Army were engaged in a ground operation on Afrin against the YPG. *(Photo: The Citizen online)

The Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Monday ended without any reference to the Turkish military offensive against the Kurdish enclave around Afrin along the Syrian-Turkish border region. The issue was not a point on the agenda which had been determined before the offensive started last weekend.

The council meeting focused on among others the situation in Libya and the Middle East peace process and included a working lunch with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Outside the building a demonstration against the Turkish incursion took place.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.