AANES urges the International Coalition to uphold responsibilities against Turkey’s atrocities
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria released a statement after the killing of YPJ/SDF commanders in a Turkish attack, calling on the International Coalition to uphold their responsibilities in the face of Turkey’s atrocities.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) released a statement and called for the international community to break their silence and to confront the atrocities of the Turkish state.
“While the international community is praising the struggle of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in cooperation with the International Coalition in Syria in their fight to defeat global terrorism which is represented by ISIS and affiliated terrorist groups, we see that the Turkish occupation state is waging a war against the people of North and East Syria and military forces established under the umbrella of the SDF.”
Turkey benefits from the silence of the international community, said AANES, remarking that soft statements are not in accordance with the goals of the international community’s effort in defeating terrorism.
According to AANES, Turkey openly says that ‘either I support terror or wage a war on those fighting against terror’, especially after its goals and aims were not achieved.
“This especially applies to the components of North and East Syria who have come up with a wide range of solutions and achieved unity in response to the crises we find ourselves in,” it added.
Referring to the martyrdom of YAT (Anti-Terrorist Unit) Commander Jiyan Tolhildan and her two comrades by a Turkish attack on Friday, July 22, after the most recent Tehran summit (July 19), AANES made the following appeal:
“Martyr Jiyan and her comrades, Barîn and Roj, fought alongside the International Coalition in the fight against ISIS and terrorism. Accordingly, we call on the International Coalition before anyone else, to uphold their responsibilities in the fight against ISIS and all those who stand in their way of combatting global terrorism. Furthermore, we call on the international, official and civil society to break their silence. We call on them to confront the Turkish state’s atrocities and stop them on both their political and geographical borders.”