AMUDE, Syria — The first International Conference on Religions and Beliefs in Mesopotamia was held in Amuda began this week and brought together representatives from the various religions and denominations in North and East Syria and included a number of regional and international figures
During the Conference, some participants demanded an end to the repeated Turkish bombings targeting civilians in North and East Syria.
Member of the Democratic Islamic Conference Abdul Karim Sarukhan stated that,”We condemn the recent Turkish bombing of the city of Kobanê, which caused civilian casualties and injured children, in addition to the bombing that targeted the Syriac–Assyrian Khabur Region in Tel Tamr.”
He added that the recent Turkish actions are considered as an escalation against civilians in North and East Syria.
“From this International Conference, we work and seek to spread peace in the whole world,” he declared.
Nadine Maezna, Chair of the U.S. The Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was also in attendance.