Swedish Left Party: Turkish attack targets those who defended us against ISIS
“If ISIS does come back one day, we’ll see what the consequences of the Swedish government's so-called renunciation from those that defended the world against ISIS will be,” said the Left Party.
Sweden’s Left Party released a statement regarding the latest wave of Turkish attacks against Rojava and North-East Syria.
“Turkey is now attacking Kobane and other Kurdish-dominated cities in northeastern Syria and Sinjar in northern Iraq. A clear violation of international law and the sovereignty of neighboring countries, a violation that puts millions of peoples' homes at risk,” said the statement by the party’s foreign policy spokesperson, Håkan Svenneling.
“But above all, it is an attack on those who defended us against ISIS. Kobane was the city that resisted and did not back down. It was in Kobane that the victory over ISIS' so-called caliphate started. The Kurdish forces managed to win over ISIS despite Turkey's apparent resistance to their advances,” the statement said.
The Left Party further stated, “Sweden has now clearly ended up on the wrong side of history. Instead of praising and supporting those who fight for democracy and people's freedom, we now militarily support the aggressor Turkey with weapons. When the Swedish government lets them down, they end up groveling for Erdoğan. They betray those who protected us and adapt Swedish foreign policy to try and satisfy an authoritarian despot.”
The statement continued, “Through the Swedish government's actions and renunciation they are legitimizing Erdoğan's attacks. He now knows he can push the Swedish government around in ways he otherwise couldn’t have. It's not a question of symbolism - it's about human lives.”
“And if ISIS does come back one day, we’ll see what the consequences of the Swedish government's so-called renunciation of those that defended the world against ISIS will be,” concluded the Left Party.