Autonomous Administration spoke out against Erdoğan’s threats
“The Turkish state clearly views the social solidarity in Syria and the common life among Syrian peoples in Northern and Eastern Syria as a threat to its own interests and that’s why it wants to strike.”
In a written statement, the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria said it has declared the mobilisation of the region following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threat to attacks Northern and Eastern of Syria.
Noting that Erdoğan is in fact threatening not only Northern and Eastern Syria but the all territorial integrity of Syria, the statement added: “We are condemning Erdoğan's hostile statement and threats to our regions. Erdoğan, since the beginning of the crisis has tried to return to the National Pact borders by integrate a portion of Syrian territory to the territory of Turkey.”
The statement also added: “At a time when DAESH is releasing its last breath at Deir ez-Zor, Erdoğan is threatening to invade Syria thus trying to extend the life of DAESH.
The Turkish state - said the statement - clearly views the social solidarity in Syria and the common life among Syrian peopleS in Northern and Eastern Syria as a threat to its own interests and that’s why it wants to strike.”
In addition, the statement also said that “the threats are aimed at damaging the International Coalition Forces fighting against terrorism. They also target the safety of the Syrian people in the east of the Euphrates. Because Turkey is uncomfortable with such a safe situation in those regions.”
The Northern and Eastern Syria Autonomous Administration called “on the international organizations and institutions, to take a stance against Erdoğan's hostile plans. In fact, international law is violated. Moreover, the occupation itself is a violation of international conventions. We call on NATO member states to oppose Erdoğan's policies against NATO own principles. Because what Erdoğan is doing is targeting a region that does not pose any threat to Turkey’s security.”
At the same time, the statement “call on the Syrian government to take an official position against these threats. Because Erdoğan wants to occupy a part of the Syrian territory and this means violating the sovereignty of Syria.”
Finally the statement “call on democratic forces in the region and the world to stand by the will of the region and to stand against the DAESH-Erdoğan partnership with us, and to stand against Erdoğan's genocide war against our people.”
The statement therefore “declare the mobilization status. We call upon all Syrian people to oppose the Turkish state's occupation politics together. Today is the day to defend our lands and our people with all our strength. We must protect ourselves by using all the means to defend the integrity of our lands and the brotherhood of peoples.”