Syrian-Kurdish people demonstrate against demographic changes forced by Turkey to repopulate Kurdish areas, in Qamishli on May 26, 2018. (AFP / Delil souleiman)
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Hundreds demonstrated in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli on Saturday, in response to a call by Kurdish authorities for global protests against Turkey's military presence in the flashpoint Afrin region.Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels seized the northwest Afrin region from Kurdish fighters in March, after a two-month military offensive that prompted tens of thousands of people to flee. On Saturday, men and women marched through the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli to protest Turkey's military presence.Syria's Kurds control swathes of the country's north, and many of those who fled to Afrin escaped into nearby Kurdish-held territory.
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