NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — The negative reactions to the Turkish threat of invasion against North and East Syria were not only limited to the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) institutions, parties, organizations and active clans but have extended to international actors following the announcement of the Turkish–NATO deal clearing the way for the accession of Sweden and Finland.
Nearly 250 European and Syrian public figures warned of the dangerous consequences of the potential Turkish attack on northern Syria, indicating that such a move would endanger regional and international security and contribute to the re-emergence of terrorism.
The signatories added that the area under threat contains more than 27 centers that hold operatives of the Islamic State (ISIS) and their families. Any Turkish attack would lead to security chaos in these centers and a new wave of displacement.
In a petition, the signatories called on the European Commission, the European Parliament, the United Nations, and the wider international community to put an end to Turkish threats against safe civilians and prevent any possible Turkish invasion that would exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in the region.
In related news, the New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) in France called on the French government to protect the people of North and East Syria from any Turkish threats and denounced the silence of Paris and world powers over the repeated Turkish violations.