The General Assembly of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), released a statement regarding the attacks by the Turkish state against North and East Syria and stated that the plans of the Turkish occupation state went over in a new phase more than 2 months ago.
The statement read:
“On August 6, 2022, a drone from the Turkish occupation state targeted a car in the Sinaa neighborhood, resulting in 4 citizens being martyred, whereas 2 of them were children. Some others were also injured. Other than that, material damages were caused to the houses and properties of the citizens. 2 days before this attack, a suicide drone from the Turkish occupation state targeted the center of Tel Rifaat. In that attack, 9 citizens were injured, including 6 children.
For more than 2 months, the plans of the Turkish occupation state to carry out demographic change along the whole Syrian border has gone over into a new phase. Sınce the beginning of the Syrian crisisand through direct and indirect occupation of Syrian territory, the Turkish authorities has occupied larg areas of Syria and has imposed all forms of Turkification and Ottomanism on it.
The acts of the Turkish state during this phase has been to carry out attacks with UAV`s, targeting the citizens, the Internal Security Forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). These acts are part of their continuation of plans to wage a total war against the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and its components. This is to weaken the potential of the people and the forces who played important roles in defeating ISIS.
The flying of planes of the Turkish occupation army in the airspace of Syria violates international agreements and once again displays that the Islamic nationalist regime can not carry out their hostile acts represented by AKP against the free people and democratic forces in the region. This takes place in the context of satisfying their bloody desires against the citizens of the region, especially the Kurdish people.
We condemn the crimes carried out by the Turkish occupation state and their mercenary and terrorist groups against the citizens of North and East Syria. We also call on the international community and the international guarantor forces to make agreements with the Turkish occupation state in order to prevent further attacks by the Turkish occupation and stop them from carrying out more criminal acts against the people of North and East Syria.
We call on the UN Security Council to prohibit Turkish planes from entering the airspace over the region.
As a conclusion, we call on international organizations to set up investigative committees into the crimes carried out by the Turkish occupation state and their affiliated mercenaries and to demand account for the crimes they have carried out and to end the Turkish occupation of Syrian territory.”