Tabqa people condemn Turkish threats

The different peoples of Tabqa condemned the threats issued by Turkey.

Tabqa peoples, Kurds, Arabs, Syriacs, Armenians, Assyrians responded to Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's threats of occupation of Northern and Eastern Syria and said Turkey’s target is the democratic nation project.

Ibrahim Al-Azawi is originally from Baghouz region of Deir ez-Zor. Amid ongoing fighting in the region, he secured his life in SDF-held areas and is living in Tabqa at the moment. Ibrahim Al-Ezawi said; “Whenever DAESH gets stuck, Erdoğan comes up with his threats.”

Al-Azawi continued: “We have not forgotten the 400-year occupation of the Ottoman Empire. The descendants of the Ottomans are now the advocates of DAESH.”

Al-Azawi added that the peoples of the region must unite and organize more strongly to defend their own territories.

Al-Hac Mehmud Al-Hesen, who is from Tabqa, said the following: “Are the SDF, who freed the region and gave thousands of martyrs, a threat to the national security of the Ottomans? Why did they not consider DAESH a threat? Turkey's threats to invade Rojava only demonstrate to the world that they are in fact supporting DAESH.”

Al-Hesen said they would not even leave any inch part of their land and that they would defend their territory at all costs.

A young man by the name of Qusay El Xerib called on the youth of the region to stand up and take on the task of defending their lands against the Turkish state’s threats of attack.