Call for international community to act against Turkey’s crimes in Afrin

The Afrin Coordination of Political Parties has called on the international community to put pressure on Turkey against the crimes committed in the region.

Afrin has been under Turkish occupation since 2018. War crimes are being committed systematically and arbitrarily in the region. Local people are kidnapped, tortured and sources of the city are plundered almost daily in the occupied city where ethnic cleansing is carried out. While historical buildings are ruined, property belonging to the public is confiscated.

The Afrin Coordination of Political Parties called on the international community to take action against the crimes committed by Turkey in a press release in Shehba.

“Whenever there is a dialogue between the Syrian people and search for a solution, the invading Turkish state, together with its supporters, Qatar and Kuwait, tries to change the demographic structure in the region and seizes the properties of the people of Afrin. Turkey deliberately builds mosques and bases in Yazidi villages, kidnapping and torturing them. It violates international human rights,” the statement said.

The Coordination said that the Damascus government is complicit in the crimes of the Turkish state.

The Coordination called on the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to “put pressure on the Turkish state”.

“We, as political parties, will stand against the Turkish state's occupation. We will defend the unity of the Syrian people, their land and peace. We will liberate all occupied territories, especially Afrin,” the statement concluded.