Questions have been raised about the reported use of German-manufactured Leopard tanks in Turkey’s offensive against Kurds in northern Syria. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell,file)
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Leading Turkish and Kurdish groups in Germany Wednesday accused each other of "importing" a foreign conflict in the wake of Ankara's cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia. Skirmishes have erupted between the two groups in Germany since Turkey launched its operation "Olive Branch" to oust Kurdish militia, whom Ankara views as a terror group, from their Afrin enclave in northern Syria.Germany's Turkish-dominated Coordination Council of Mosques said the conflict had been used as an excuse to launch a spate of "attacks on Turkish mosque groups" in Europe's biggest economy.Berlin and Ankara planned to discuss Turkey's cross-border offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, officials said, amid controversy over German-built tanks being deployed in the conflict.
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