Ilham Ehmed: Turkey must be pressured to comply with ceasefire
The ceasefire call is positive but not sufficient. After the ceasefire, efforts should be made to resolve the problems through political ways, said Ilham Ehmed of the MSD.
The Turkish state has not ended attacks against North and East Syria despite the call from the UN to declare ceasefire in war zones to allow a better fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been the first to respond positively to the UN call.
Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Executive Council co-chair Ilham Ehmed said that the Turkish state must be pressured to comply with the ceasefire.
Ilham said that the UN ceasefire call is a positive step but added: "The ceasefire call is positive but not sufficient. After the ceasefire, efforts should be made to resolve the problems through political ways."
Confirming that they will comply with the calls of the international institutions as MSD, Ilham continued: "The wars on earth cause great damage to nature. Every ceasefire will serve nature and humanity. The SDF announced that they ceased all military operations following the United Nations call for ceasefire. The Turkish state, however, continues its invasion attacks on North and East Syria. The war forced people to flee their homes at a time in which they should stay at home to prevent the coronavirus from spreading and to help the struggle to contain the outbreak."
Stressing that the Turkish state and its mercenaries should be stopped, Ilham said: "The mercenaries are running away from taking responsibility. How long for will the world public opinion remain silent? The international public should put pressure on the Turkish state. A serious attitude should be taken against the Turkish state and its mercenaries. The Turkish state and its mercenaries are deepening the Syrian crisis."