NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Several political parties, including the Syriac Union Party (SUP), issued a statement condemning the crimes committed by Turkey and its Syrian National Army (SNA) proxies. The statement called for U.N. fact-finding committees to be allowed access to the Turkish-occupied areas of Syria and for the U.N. and international powers to pressure Turkey and the SNA to exit Syrian territory.
The statement also praised the memorandum of understanding signed between the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and the People’s Will Party (PWP) in Moscow, since the memorandum expresses a strategic vision to solve the Syrian crisis.
Furthermore, the parties condemned the statements of the Syrian regime regarding the educational process. The Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria has protected and restored schools even when the Syrian regime was withdrawing from the region and leaving it to its fate against the Islamic State and other extremist forces, said the statement.
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By time, facts on the ground show that the Turkish state and its terrorist proxies committed crimes that are considered as war crimes, including murder based on the identity, kidnapping, seizure of private property, cutting and burning trees, cutting water on hundreds of thousands of civilians, undertaking systematic demographic change against the Kurdish people and housing (settling) the terrorists instead of them, as well as killing and displacing the Syriacs-Assyrians, Armenians and Yazidis. The major crime is the Turkish occupation of the Syrian territory, which is the main reason behind those crimes.
We thank the Independent International Investigation Committee on Syria for what it has done about exposing these crimes. However, what is happening on the ground is more than what was written in the committee report.
The parties that signed this statement condemn the crimes committed by Turkey and its terrorist proxies and demand the entry of the UN fact-finding committees to the Turkish-occupied Syrian areas to pressure Turkey and its Syrian National Army, as well as the groups under its leadership, including Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda, Al-Amshat, Al-Turkistan Islamic Party and other terrorists, to exit from the Syrian territory.
We also commend the memorandum of understanding signed between the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) and the People’s Will Party (PWP) in Moscow, as it expresses a strategic vision to solve the Syrian crisis.
We would like to declare our support for the ongoing Kurdish dialogue between the Kurdish National Unity Parties on the one hand and the Kurdish National Council on the other hand, hoping to reach effective results as soon as possible, in a way that supports the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) process and supports a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis.
We also condemn the statements of the Syrian regime regarding the educational process. By the time, the Democratic Autonomous Administration was protecting and restoring schools in North and East Syria, the Syrian regime was handing over the region to confront its inevitable fate, in the face of the terrorist forces, especially the Islamic State (ISIS).
The Democratic Autonomous Administration has prepared good educational curricula, in Arabic Kurdish and Syriac languages, according to the principle of each component’s right to learn in its own mother tongue. The curricula are based on equality in rights and duties among the various components of the Syrian people. Besides, the curricula are taught in thousands of schools in areas of the Democratic Autonomous Administration.
The violations of the Turkish state in the Middle East and its occupation for territory of sovereign states, or its support for terrorist forces, require all political forces, movements and every supporter of freedom and justice to stand against the Turkish state and establish a principled stance against it. We also support the campaign, “Stop isolation, Fascism and occupation, it is time for freedom,” and we are joining it everywhere.
The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change
Democratic Union Party
Syriac Union Party
Kurdistan Democratic Peace Party
Kurdistan Liberal Union
Kurdistan Communist Party
Kurdistan Democratic Party – Syria
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party
Kurdish Left Party in Syria
Kurdish Democratic Left Party in Syria
Kurdistan National Assembly
Kurdistan Democratic Change Party
Kurdistan Renewal Movement
Kurdistan Workers’ Union
Arab National Authority
Party of Modernity and Democracy for Syria
Kurdistan Green Party
Democratic Accord Party
Reform Movement – Syria
Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria (Parti)
Assyrian Democratic Party
Kurdistan Brotherhood Party
Kurdish Democratic Roj Party in Syria
Free Patriotic Union – Rojava
Kurdistan Future Movement
Democratic Society Movement
Democratic Conservative Party
Democratic Struggle Party