Comisiones Obreras Catalunya condemns Turkish invasion
"We ask the public opinion, Catalan political forces, institutions to energically condemn the continued attacks carried out by the Turkish government on the civilians in Syria and against the Turkish democratic forces and trade unions rejecting the war."
The Catalan branch of Comisiones Obreras trade union energically condemn the invasion of Northern and Eastern Syria carried out by Turkey.
This attack, said the Catalan trade union, "was carried out with the complicity of the US government of Donald Trump.
Turkish President Erdogan, had been announcing for a long time its intention to occupy a territory of Syria, called "security zone" with a depth of 30 km inside the Syrian territory."
According to the Turkish government, this area will serve to host some two million Syrian refugees who are in Turkey.
"The government of Turkey - said Comisiones Obreras - has been carrying out a policy of mass deportation of Syrian refugees in order to bring about demographic change in the region. They first began in January 2018, in the occupied region of Afrin, which caused thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of displaced people and now they are trying the same with others regions in the hands of the prevalently Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)."
Recalling "the Turkish policy of mass deportations carried out with the silence of the European Union, which signed an agreement with Turkey in 2016 (known as "the deal of shame") to contain the arrival of Syrian refugees to Fortress Europe", Comisiones Obreras stated:
"- The rejection of the permanent aggression of the Turkish army against the population of the region.
- The rejection of the violation of the integrity and sovereignty of Syria.
- The condemnation of the complicity and silence of the international community, especially the EU, US, Russia and other regional actors.
- The condemnation the violation of human rights, especially the international conventions on refugees through mass deportations and demographic changes in the occupied territories.
From CCOO Catalonia we want to express our solidarity to the people of this region, and we ask the public opinion, Catalan political forces, institutions to energically condemn the continued attacks carried out by the Turkish government on the civilians in Syria and against the Turkish democratic forces and trade unions that are rejecting the war."