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On 21 January, the Turkish military bombed Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled city in northern Syria. Referring to the Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to “clean our region from this trouble completely“.

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Last Sunday, 14 January, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Israel “killed the Oslo Accords”. The following day, leaders of the Palestinian Central Council voted to call for the suspension of PLO’s recognition of and security cooperation with the Jewish state, until Israel “recognises the state of Palestine”, ceases its annexation of East Jerusalem, and stops the expansion of settlements.

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