Turkish President Erdoğan assigns governor to Syria’s Afrin


Despite Turkish government said that Turkish forces would not remain permanently in Afrin, Erdoğan told lawmakers a governor to be assigned to the city

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish President and the Chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), announced in his meeting with deputies that a governor was to be assigned to the city of Afrin, Syria, in a short time.

Erdoğan said that “several assignments of the local authority will be made in a few days, including the assignment of a governor”

Several deputies brought forward the activities of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), especially looting, Hürriyet daily reported. On this, Erdoğan stated that some people had given fatwas saying that spoils of war were permissible. Stating that this is unacceptable, Erdoğan maintained: “I appointed a commander, and what is necessary will be done.