Autonomous Administration: The legacy of Afrin resistance will bring victory
"The legacy of Afrin and the insistence on resistance in all our regions is the path that will lead us to victory. We will continue on our way with all our might and possibilities."
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria made a written statement on the occasion of the third anniversary of the Afrin resistance against Turkish occupation.
The statement pointed out that "the occupying Turkish state seeks to implement its plans on the future of the people of the region" adding that the occupation policies prevent the solution and stability in Syria. The administration criticised the silence and appealed to the international public.
“OBSTACLE TO SOLUTION AND STABILITY”
The statement includes the following:
“The occupation of Afrin, Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî and the expansion of the occupation clearly reveal the hostile intention of the Turkish state against the democratic project of the peoples of North and East Syria, which is the solution project of the Syrian crisis.
The ongoing inhuman and immoral practices in these occupied regions and the change of historical, cultural and social identity and the same policies that continue in all regions under the control of the occupying Turkish state are a major obstacle to the solution and stability of the Syrian crisis.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria commemorates the Afrin resistance and the martyrs who resisted the Turkish state for 58 days and sacrificed their lives in the new age of our people. We state that the continuation of the Turkish occupation in Afrin is a threat to all regions in Syria. We call on all parties in Syria to clarify their positions on this issue. It is important that all national forces that defend Syria and want it to be democratized should work jointly against the Turkish state, its gangs, and their practices against our lands, our people.
CALL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
We call on the international community to show a strong attitude against the practices of the occupying Turkish state in the occupied areas and we condemn the silence of the international public. We call on human rights organizations and international organizations, especially the UN, to take a serious attitude against the practices executed in Afrin and the occupied regions.
The silence on the occupation of Afrin caused the Turkish state to intervene in Syria, the region and the whole world, while everywhere that the Turkish state has intervened became a center of war and chaos.
“AGREEMENTS AGAINST THE PEOPLES”
Furthermore, we condemn the agreement between some parties and Turkey over the Syrian peoples and we warn them. The practices of the Turkish state against the Syrian people after the occupation of Afrin are evident. The continuation of the happenings in Afrin is a threat to everyone. It is not in the interest of even those who support the Turkish state and turn their backs on it. And these parties are doomed to be defeated.
We greet our people from Afrin. We respectfully commemorate their historic resistance against the invaders. Once again, we would like to state that unless Afrin is liberated, no solution and stability will be achieved in Syria, and our democratic project will not be successful.
“WE WILL ACHIEVE FREEDOM”
Liberation of Afrin and the occupied regions will be our main work. We will achieve our goals with the support and insistence of our people.
The legacy of Afrin and the insistence on resistance in all our regions is the path that will lead us to victory. We will continue on our way with all our might and possibilities."