Resistance against Turkish occupation - LIVE BLOG

Resistance against Turkey occupation of Northern and Eastern Syria growing.


France called for an urgent meeting by the International Coalition to discuss the Turkish invasion operation against North and East Syria.


Turkish warplanes bomb the surroundings of Serekaniye city.


Turkish artillery attacks against Derik and border villages continue. SDF forces retaliate the attack with artilleries and missiles.


Serekaniye city center is shelled with howitzers and was struck by warplanes once. The activity of fighter jets and recoinnassance aircraft over the city continues. The village of Til Tishrin in Dirbesiye was also struck by Turkish jets.


Two civilians named Kanîwar Beşîr Elî and Delîl Ebdulmecîd Elî were wounded by the bombardment on Qidurbek neighborhood of Qamishlo.


More than 100 mercenaries have been killed during the clashes in Serekaniye so far. 9 other mercenaries were captured alive and fighting continues.


People took to the streets in Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood of Aleppo to protest Turkish invasion.


Fighting resumes between Manbij Military Council fighters and the occupation forces in Ceblê, Hemra, Til Torîn and Boxaz villages of Manbij that were attacked with heavy weapons. Manbij Military Council fighters are retaliating in kind.


Another Turkish tank has been destroyed as Turkish forces attempted to enter Yabise village of Gire Spi.


Reports of activity by Turkish warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft in Derik.


Fierce clashes are taking place between Bab Military Council fighters and the occupatio forces in Boxaze village of Manbij.


Reports of casualties and injuries following an explosion at the center of the Turkish-backed Jabhat al-Shamiya gangs in Afrin.


Turkish forces and mercenaries bomb Delavê Kera village of Gire Spi with heavy weapons, facing instant retaliation from SDF units.


SDF fighters retaliate against the Turkish army. An outpost of the Turkish army was struck from three sides from the vicinity of Kobanê’s Ziyaret village. Reports of many casualties and injuries and a violent explosion.


SDF fighters destroyed an armored vehicle that attempted to enter the Yabise village in Gire Spi. The resistance forced the mercenaries to retreat.


Turkish army and allied terrorists bomb Zehriye area of Derik. SDF fighters retaliate with heavy weapons.


Nusaybin Public Hospital closed to civilian patients.


SDF fighters inflicted heavy blows on Turkish forces that tried to cross the border in Qamishlo countryside.


Turkish army bombs the Qamishlo city with heavy weapons.


60 European MPs reacted to the invasion attacks against Northern and Eastern Syria with a joint declaration.


Turkish warplanes bombing hospitals and health centers in Sêrikaniyê.


4 civilians were killed and 4 were injured following Turkish air raids on the village of Baciliye, east of Girê Spi.


SDF killed 6 soldiers in Sêrikaniyê, their bodies are in the hand of the Kurdish fighters.


Norway has suspended arms sales to Turkey

After Finland, Norway too suspended arms sales to Turkey.


SDF fighters struck the Turkish military's military base across the village of Qesir Dib of Derik. Three invaders were killed and 17 injured. This was an attack centre for North East Syria.


Kurds took the streets every against occupation

The invasion attacks launched by the Turkish state against Rojava and East Northern Syria have been protested by Kurds living in different countries of the world.


In Girkê Legê, a tank and an armored military vehicle were destroyed.


SDF fighters targeted the headquarters of the Turkish army located opposite the village of Qesir Dıb from Derik and 5 soldiers were wounded.


Turkish military deployment to the border continue. In the evening new tanks and armored vehicles were deployed to Akçakale (Urfa).


Murdered Muhammad was buried

 The invading Turkish army and its mercenaries hit the village of Shewarxe in the Sera district of Afrin.

The occupying Turkish state and its mercenary allies are bombing the village of Dêrna Axê, where 2,000 families live in the northern part of Çil Axa district.


The mother who took her son to hospital after the bombing of Qidûrbek neighborhood in Qamishlo, has her life. Her son lost his foot. A civilian was seriously injured in Serêkaniyê.


Two civilians were wounded in the bombing of the occupied Turkish state in Qamishlo in the neighborhood of Qidûrbek.


In Sweden and Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Turkish ambassador over the invasion of North and Eastern Syria.


Defend Rojava Platform issued call for action

The Call reads: "Please take immediate action following the news of a possible Turkish invasion of Syria. Defend Rojava!"


The Turkish army is bombing the villages of Serxex, Delavê Kera, Heyakê and Dêrna Axê of Girkê Lege.


The occupying Turkish state bombed the villages of Cihan, Til Xatûn and Dêrna Qolinka (Tirbespiyê), where Yazidi and Assyrians lived. SDF fighters in the region have begun targeting invaders' attack centers to prevent a possible civilian massacre.


SDF fighters hit the Turkish army in Serêkaniyê. It was learned that the mercenaries suffered many dead and wounded, while SDF fighters launched a large operation around the Serêkaniyê against them and the invading Turkish army. It is also stated that the siege by Turkish soldiers was broken.


SDF fighters destroyed an armored vehicle of the BMB type belonging to the invading Turkish army in Yabisê village of Girê Spî.


Amûdê: 5 tanks destroyed, 6 reconnaissance aircraft shot down

SDF Commander Amed Amûdê made statements about the clashes at the border since yesterday evening. Amûdê said that the 5-track tank belonging to the Turkish army had been destroyed.


SDF referred its special troops to Sêrekaniyê.


People in Til Hemis marched against the attacks of the invading Turkish state saying: "We will follow the path of our martyrs".


SDF fighters shot a brigade in Nusaybin and a police station in Segira with heavy weapons. It is stated that around 30 soldiers were killed.


Violent clashes between SDF fighters and occupying forces are reported in Serêkaniyê.


SDF Central Command: 5 Turkish military tanks and a tracked military vehicle were destroyed. Bodies of mercenaries in SDF hands. More details to follow...


More than 30 parliamentarians from the Scottish Parliament wrote a letter to the US embassy denouncing the Turkish occupation attacks.


A playground in the Qidûrbek neighborhood of Qamishlo was targeted. According to preliminary information, some children were injured. In addition, dozens of artillery shells hit Hitan near the border.


A woman named Berisha Merdini was martyred in the attacks against Qamishlo carried out by the invading Turkish soldiers. Berisha Merdini was martyred following the howitzer attack on Qamishlo at around 14.40 in the Xerbî neighborhood.


SDF fighters repelled the Turkish army attack against civilians in Qamishlo with heavy weapons.


SDF fighters hit the position from which the Turkish army carried out artillery attacks on civilians in Derik’s Ziheriye village. Many were killed or wounded.


Turkish army and allies bombed Qudurbege district of Qamishlo, killing a child named Muhammed Yusuf Hüseyin and wounding another child named Sara Yusuf Hüseyin.


Turkish forces and mercenaries bombed the villages of Eqibe, Bine and Kalotiye in Afrin’s Sherawa district.


Footage from Serekaniye


Occupation forces bombed the water station in Serekaniye.


Turkish forces and mercenaries strike the people going to Serekaniye from Çilaxa and Tirbespiye. The bombardment started a fire and attacks continue.


People from across North and East Syria stream to Gire Spi. Occupation forces bomb civilian settlements.


Heyva Sor a Kurd announced that five civilians have been killed, six others wounded by the attacks of the occupation forces.



Turkish troops and mercenaries shell the village of Eqibe and Bene in Afrin’s Shera district.


SDF fighters are hitting the Turkish army and terrorist forces at Serekaniye border.


Turkish forces and allied jihadists launched a large scale aggression on Serekaniye from four sides. Violent clashes are taking place in the city.


Head of SDF Press Office Mustafa Bali: SDF fighters are on duty as a protection force. They are fighting against invasion on the front lines. Dozens of attempts for an operation by land have been made since yesterday, and all have been responded and repelled. They might have taken some steps in some areas but fighting and resistance continue in all areas.


Head of SDF Press Office Mustafa Bali said that the Turkish state is carrying bombardments without distinguising civilians.


Turkish attacks targeted a house in Serekaniye city center. The number of casualties and injured couldn’t be clarified.


Turkish army started to bomb Serekaniye city center with howitzers.


SDF forces had surrounded the ISIS sleeper cells on the road between Heseke and Serekaniye. The Turkish army is intensely shelling this area to save their allies.


Footage from Serekaniye where people are joining the resistance in masses.


SDF forces hit a Turkish military position across Zeheriye village of Derik.


Turkish forces are heavily shelling the villages of Ebu Hecer and Til Helef in Serekaniye, and the checkpoint localted between Serekaniye and Til Temir.


An explosive laden motorbike was detonated in Turkish occupied al-Bab city, leaving 8 wounded, according to initial reports.


SDF fighters downed a Turkish drone in Derik.


14 political parties in South Kurdistan held a meeting in Hewler against Turkish invasion of northern Syria. The parties announced an actio plan after the meeting.


China’a Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang called on Turkey to respect Syria’s sovereignty.


Iran urged Turkey to immediately halt its attack against Syria and withdraw its troops.


The Press Office of Internal Security Forces announced that a group of ISIS members launched an attack in the village of Tiwemiye in Serekaniye. Another ISIS group was captured while preparing to attack the security forces. While many terrorists were killed and some captured alive during the operation, four members of Internal Security Forces were wounded during clashes.


Footage from Serekaniye


Turkish artillery attack against the village of Ziheriye in Derik city.


Turkish forces and allied mercenaries have hit the human shield activists in Gire Spi.


People from parts of North and East Syria have come to Gire Spi. Turkish army and gangs are bombing Gire Spi city center.


Tahir: We're not getting out of here!

While the invading attacks of the Turkish state continued, Cuma Tahir who participated in the war in Sêrikaniyê spoke to ANF cameras.

Cuma Tahir, said: "I am in Sêrikaniyê, no matter what happened I won't go from here. Rojava has given thousands of martyrs. I tell everyone: Enough is enough, wake up! Turkey is doing everything in its power to remove our people from our country's territory."



The invading Turkish army and mercenaries have hit a convoy of civilians who were traveling to Girê Spî to join in the human shields action. It was learned that 3 civilians were killed and many others were injured.


Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor of Turkey opened an investigation against HDP, DTK and HDK co-chairs for statements they made against the Turkish invasion of North and Eastern Syria.


A group calling itself  “Ş. Çiyager - Ş. Zeryan Revenge Units" announced that they have carried out an armed action against police housing in Nusaybin.


Ehmed called on the European Union and the UN Security Council "to establish a no-fly zone and Turkey in violation of international law."


Ilham Ehmed, Chair of the Executive Board of the Democratic Syrian Assembly (MSD), spoke at a meeting in the European Parliament. Ehmed called on the international forces to stop the Turkish state's invasion attacks.


YPS issued a statement vowing to "convert into a battlefield cities and all areas" and called on everyone to resist the attacks against Rojava.



PKK: Every house, every street will be a war zone!

“History has once again given us the duty to represent honor, humanity and freedom,” the PKK Executive Committee said in a written statement. 


 The occupying Turkish army and mercenaries are firing missiles at Eyn Îsa.


Internet cut off in Serêkaniyê where violent clashes are taking place.


Warplanes belonging to the invading Turkish army are bombing around Girê Spî.


After the Turkish state launched an invasion of Kurds, the Arab League decided to call an emergency meeting on Saturday.

At the request of Egypt, the Arab League Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo on October 12 to discuss the Turkish attack on Syrian territory, said Husam Zaki, Deputy Secretary General of the Arab League.


The invading Turkish army continues military deployment to the border. Many armored vehicles and construction equipment and ammunition are transported to the Suruç district of Urfa.

The gendarmerie set up checkpoints at the entrance of the district of Suruç Aligör, while police checkpoints have been set up in Suruç.

Vehicles are stopped and searched while vehicles' license plates are recorded and released.


 Warplanes of the invading Turkish army are flying over Girkê Legê.


PKK Executive Committee: "All the North-East Syrian peoples and defense forces, especially the Kurds and Arabs, will once again assume the defense of free humanity based on the call of mobilization of the Democratic Autonomous Administration. We believe that they will develop a victorious resistance against the barbarian AKP-MHP fascists by turning every street into a war zone and will bury the colonialist genocide mentality and politics attacking Rojava."




The invading Turkish army and gangs hit the village of Eyn Dîwarê on the Dêrik border with howitzers.





Borris Vallaud, Speaker of the Parliamentary Group of the French Socialist Party said: "The dishonor of the President of the United States. The disgrace of the Turkish President. Brutal real time for the UN. Will the men and women on the front be handed over to be massacred by the Trump-Erdogan alliance against the Islamic State? France and Europe have a duty to go to help them."


Kongra Star: We call on everyone to stand up and join our resistance.


HPC members captured 5 mercenaries attempting to infiltrate.


The organisations in Europe who made a statement against the invasion of Rojava said: "Today is the day of standing up" and called everyone to take to the streets.


The invading Turkish army is currently attacking the village of Aşmê in Kobanê with heavy weapons and warplanes are flying over Serêkaniyê.



DTK Co-Chair Berdan Öztürk said: "Today is the day of unity. This is not just a matter of Rojava. This is an attack and invasion attempt against the people living in the whole Kurdistan geography. Today is Rojava but tomorrow will be South Kurdistan. The gain in one place is the gain in every piece and you have to claim it. When one part is attacked Kurds living in all four parts should react."


KON-MED: Tens of thousands to meet on October 12 in Germany

KON-MED called for great participation in the protests organised in Germany on October 12 against the invasion of Rojava.


The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a message of appreciation for the reaction of several countries to the Turkish state's invasion of the country.

The SDF message published on Twitter said: “We thank the governments of  Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Kuwait and Iraq, for their stance against the occupation. Likewise we thank Western governments such as Britain, France, the Netherlands, Canada and Germany, for their stance against the occupation of North and East Syria.



Turkish war and reconnaissance aircraft are flying over Sêrikaniyê.


4 tanks destroyed

4 more tanks belonging to the Turkish army were destroyed in Gire Spi.


7 invaders were killed and 3 were wounded in clashes between the occupying Turkish army and SDF forces in Miçê hamlet of Sêrikaniyê.

Five mercenary's bodies remained in the hands of the SDF fighters.


The invaders are lifting the border walls

The invading Turkish army lifted the wall between Til Erqam and Aziziye village to the west of Sêrikaniyê. So far, two/third of the wall has been removed.


SDF holds 4 mercenary bodies

The bodies of 4 invaders killed in the action against the mercenaries linked to the Turkish army attacking civilians in the south of Sêrekaniyê are in the hands of the SDF fighters.


The invaders intermittently shoot the villages of Siftek, Zormixar, Ziyaret and Aşmê, west of Kobanê. Local sources said heavy artillery sound is heard near Suleiman Shah tombs in the village of Aşmê.


Invaders enter Miçê, SDF fight back

The invading Turkish army and its mercenaries entered Miçê, east of Sêrikaniyê. Fierce clashes are taking place after the SDF fighters responded to attack.


Turkish warplanes bomb the village of Til Xelef of Serêkaniyê.


We will keep our promise to protect our people

Baz Kerkûkî, one of the commanders of the SDF Serêkaniyê Front said: "Let our people know that Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian and all our peoples and beliefs know very well that we are ready to sacrifice even the last drop of our blood to protect them and their gains. We have made a promise to our people, to protect them and we will keep that promise.


Baz Kerkûkî, one of the commanders of the SDF Serêkaniyê Front said: "They want to break our will. But we won't let that happen. If they trust their technical forces, we resist and fight with our will and righteousness.


We dealt heavy blows to the invaders

SDF Commander Baz Kerkouki said: "We have worked hard to prevent this war, but when they insist on the war, we are obliged to fulfill our duty to protect our people.


'We fulfill our promise to our people'

Baz Kerkûkî, one of the commanders of the SDF Serêkaniyê Front, said: "We have so far dealt heavy blows to the invaders with the resistance we have developed against them".


The invaders' sleeping cells near Hesekê road south of Sêrekaniyê were mobilizing and attacking the people. SDF fighters surrounded them and shoot them. Clashes continue in the region. There were dead among the invaders, the number could not be cleared.


The city of Sêrikaniyê is being bombed by the invaders.


The invading Turkish army is also lifting the wall in the village of Miçê, east of Sêrikaniyê.


International non-governmental organizations, politicians and academics wrote to the UN demanding to take action to stop Turkey attacks.


Civil society, media and people in Turkey are reacting against the occupation of North East Syria.

The invading Turkish army tried to attack by lifting the wall to the west of Sêrikaniyê. The attack attempt was foiled by the SDF fighters.