Reader’s Links, March 19, 2018

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  1. Erdogan says Turkey to drive Kurds from Syria and Iraq (ansamed, Mar 19, 2018)

    “Turkey is ready to take military action to drive the remaining Kurds of the northern Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) out of northern Syria, following the Turkish military offensive in Afrin, as well as to drive Kurds of the Iraqi-based Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from northern Iraq, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The Turkish military is aiming in particular at Kobane, the city that symbolises the Kurdish revenge against ISIS.

    “By taking the centre of Afrin, we have accomplished the most important step,” Erdogan said in Ankara.

    “We will continue with Manbij, Ayn al Arab (Kobane), Tal Abyad, Rasulayd, and Qamishli, until the corridor of terror is totally eliminated,” he said, referring to northern Syria.

    He said since the start of Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch, 3,622 Kurdish YPG and ISIS militants have been “neutralised” (killed, injured or captured).

    “We have invited Baghdad to resolve the problem” of the Kurdish PKK in northern Iraq, Erdogan said.

    “If that doesn’t happen, we will also intervene in Sinjar,” he said.

    “One night, we could enter Sinjar without warning,” he said, using the same phrase he used prior to the military campaign in Afrin.

    A high-ranking Kurdish-Syrian official, Aldar Xelil, said that with the Turkish “occupation” in Afrin, “all of northern Syria is in danger”.

    Xelil said Erdogan is trying to reestablish the type of influence in Syria that existed during the Ottoman Empire.

    According to local Kurdish sources and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Afrin is now almost entirely under Turkish control, although some pockets of Kurdish YPG resistance still remain.”

  2. Asylum: Germany processes more applications than other EU states combined (DW, Mar 19, 2018)

    “Just as it did the previous year, Germany handled more asylum applications in 2017 than all fellow EU members combined. The way Germany interprets the Dublin agreement suggests the discrepancy is set to continue.

    German authorities decided on 524,185 asylum applications last year, more than the 435,070 cases being handled in all other EU states combined in 2017, according to report in German daily Welt, citing figures from the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat.

    The data was based on first instance decisions and gives a more accurate reflection of the number of migrants in a country than applications. Asylum seekers may travel illegally to their destination of choice after submitting an initial application…”

    • The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Zoe report of July 2017 reported there are increased cases of adenoviral conjunctivitis, botulism, chicken pox, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, denge fever, echinocoorrhagic, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, giardiasis, haemophilus influenza, hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever, leprosy, louse-borne relapsing fever, malaria, measles, meningococcal disease, syphilis, mumps, shigellosis, trichinellosis, typhus, whooping cough, tape worm, scabies, hepatitis B has jumped 300% in 3 years. The report suggests this may be the tip of the iceberg. Doctors believe RVI may be downplaying the threat in an effort to avoid fuelling anti-immigration. Surgeon Carsten Boos has warned German authorities there has been hundreds of migrants who have they have lost track of who may be infected with TB. He added that 40% of TB pathogens are multi drug-resistant. They are seeing diseases they have not seen in 40 years.

  3. Indonesian villagers dump waste on couple suspected of ‘promiscuity’ (france24, Mar 19, 2018)

    “A video has emerged of a group of people in a village in Indonesia dragging a young man and his girlfriend out of his home, forcing them in front of a sewer drain and then dumping waste water on their heads. This public humiliation took place on March 7 in the Indonesian province of Aceh…”

  4. CBC – What should Canada’s voting age be?

    Canada’s elections chief thinks Parliament should consider lowering the voting age to 16. Is getting more teens to the ballot box a good idea? How young is too young to vote? And how would it change politics? Our panel casts its own opinions.

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