Autonomous Administration condemns desecration of martyrs’ graves by Turkey
Cozêf Lehdo, deputy-chair of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syri condemned the desecration of martyrs’ graves by Turkey.
Destruction of martyrs' graves by the invading Turkish state and its mercenaries in the occupied Afrin city has sparked reactions.
Cozêf Lehdo, Vice-Chair of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria said that those who reacted harshly when ISIS destroyed the graves remain silent in the face of Turkey’s atrocities.
Speaking to ANHA, Lehdo noted that it is immoral to open graves and the Turkish state tramples the sacred values of all beliefs.
Lehdo emphasized that the Turkish state and its mercenaries are the continuation of ISIS. “When ISIS gangs invaded these areas, they destroyed the graves. ISIS also destroyed the tombs of the companions of the prophet Muhammad. Currently, the Turkish state is opening the graves of the martyrs who gave their lives to defend their people in Afrin. No terrorist organization in the world has committed this crime except ISIS and the Turkish state. The Turkish state and its mercenaries in Afrin are committing crimes against humanity.”
Emphasizing that the martyrs in Afrin will always remain in the hearts of North-East Syria’s people, Lehdo reminded that the Turkish state disseminated the false allegation of a “mass grave” through its media.
“When ISIS gangs destroyed cemeteries in Syria and Iraq, the international community and human rights organizations reacted harshly. However, the same international community and human rights organizations remain silent against the crimes committed in Afrin nowadays.”
Lehdo stressed that the international community must take responsibility. “The international community should stop these crimes of the Turkish state and bring it to account.”