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The European Parliament has passed a resolution denouncing the arrests of people who criticized Turkey's military intervention in Afrin. One MEP told DW that there's "no respect for human rights" in Turkey.

Turkey's detention of hundreds of journalists, doctors and regular citizens who have been critical of Ankara's operation in Syria's Kurdish-controlled region of Afrin, was condemned by the European Parliament on Thursday.

The European Parliament described the arrests as "an attempt to censor criticism" in their resolution

"We want to show our solidarity with Turkey's population that is going through a difficult period, and at the same time remind EU leaders that human rights must remain on the top of EU-Turkey relations," Kati Piri, a Dutch MEP and the European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey, told DW.

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