TAL TAMR, Syria — With the participation of administration officials, political representatives, members of youth movements, and members of the Syriac Progressive Youth Union from across North and East Syria, the Syriac Progressive Youth Union organized a march in support of the military forces defending the Khabur River Valley from the Ilsmic State (ISIS), Turkey, and the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA).
The march began at the Syriac–Assyrian Church in Tel Tamr and headed towards the town’s roundabout, raising pictures of martyrs and youth flags.
The participants chanted slogans affirming their support for the resistance shown by the (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS), Tel Tamr Military Council, and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in confronting the aggressive Turkish attacks and their defense of the Khabur villages.
The march included a statement read by Co-Chair of the Union Mariana Issa in which she indicated the organization’s support for the military and security forces — including the MFS, Beth Nahrain Women’s Protection Forces (HSNB), Internal Security Forces (ISF), Sutoro (Syriac Security Forces), and Sutoro Women — who defended the region land with faith and strength. Issa thanked the groups for their devotion and the many martyrs they have given in the protection of the rights of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) and other peoples.
The Union denounced the Turkish policies towards North and East Syria. It called on all human rights institutions to take effective stances to stop the Turkish aggression, prevent it from ethnically cleansing the region, secure the safe return of the displaced indigenous people to their homes, and work towards a political solution through U.N. Security Council Resolution No. 2254.
The statement also called on all parties supporting Turkey to reconsider their positions, reiterating their firm position in defending the regions of North and East Syria against terrorism and aggression.