Syria: Hundreds of parliamentarians denounce "Erdogan’s war policy" against the Kurds

Syria: Hundreds of parliamentarians denounce "Erdogan’s war policy" against the Kurds

These French parliamentarians call on the member states of the European Union to “ensure the protection of Kurdish activists and associations present on European soil” and call on “France to seize the United Nations Security Council to impose an air exclusion zone in northern Syria and the Kurds Put Syria under international protection”.

Hundreds of French parliamentarians, mostly from the left, denounced Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s war policy towards the Kurds of northern Syria in a tribune on the JDD website and called on them not to “give in to his intimidation”. Saturday.

“While Vladimir Putin’s Russia multiplies war crimes in Ukraine, in the shadow of global emotions, Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans another bloodthirsty offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria,” say signatories to this platform initiated by communist Senator Val-de-Marne Laurence Cohen.

The Turkish president “is exploiting his status as a lynchpin of NATO in the context of the conflict in Ukraine to obtain the Atlantic Alliance’s blank check to step up his attacks in northern Syria,” believe these MPs and communist senators, LFI, Socialists, environmentalists, but also some LR or the majority.

“Parliamentarians of all political persuasions, we condemn President Erdogan’s war policy and call on European leaders and officials not to give in to his intimidation!” they claim.

No-fly zone in northern Syria

“Back in 2019, Erdogan launched an offensive aimed at destabilizing the Kurdish social and political fabric at the cost of countless civilian casualties, destruction and acts of barbarism. Western countries should no longer turn a blind eye to the abuses committed by the Turkish army,” these elected officials denounce.

These French parliamentarians call on the member states of the European Union to “guarantee the protection of Kurdish activists and associations present on European soil. We call on France to seize the UN Security Council to impose an exclusion zone on northern Syria and subject the Syrian Kurds to international protection.”

“Finally, we demand that the Aanes (the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) can benefit from international recognition in order to reach a political solution that is likely to bring about lasting peace in the region. ”, close them in this forum .

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened to launch a military offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Syria to create a “security zone” following an operation carried out in 2019.