Manbij responds to Erdogan: We won’t let anybody enter our city
Syrian Future Party Manbij Chapter Chairperson Salih Haj Mihemed said, “We won’t let anybody enter our city,” and stressed that they are not afraid of Erdogan’s threats.
Syrian Future Party Manbij Chapter Chairperson Salih Haj Mihemed spoke to ANHA about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threats against Manbij and stated that Manbij is governed by the people of the city, with all groups participating in the administration.
Mihemed said Erdogan has been trying to make himself out to be the protector of Syria since the first days of the crisis but then turned and invaded Syrian lands: “We are used to his threats at this point. Erdogan constantly goes on television to say they will enter Manbij and ‘rescue the people’. We are the people from Manbij, and we govern our own city. We won’t let anybody enter our city.”
Mihemed stressed that the Manbij Military Council protects the city from outside intervention and continued: “Erdogan makes statement after statement, threatening to enter Manbij. His goal is to break throug hthe security in the region. Manbij has been safe since the day it was liberated from gangs, and the citizens live in peace.”
Syrian Future Party Manbij Chapter Chairperson Salih Haj Mihemed mentioned Erdogan providing logistical and military support for gangs and allowing them to cross borders: “As the people of Manbij, we have strong solidarity. We will not let terrorist groups or invaders enter our lands, and we will defend Manbij until our last drop of blood.”