Protestors in Hasakah, North and East Syria, denounce Turkish attacks, urge international action

HASAKAH, Syria — The Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) organized a protest condemning the Turkish attacks on North and East Syria. The demonstration took place at the Martyr Aziz Arab Roundabout in the Gweran neighborhood in the south of Hasakah city.

Starting at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, participants from various ethnic backgrounds, representatives of local councils and institutions of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) political parties, women’s organizations, and media outlets gathered to denounce the Turkish bombings of infrastructure in North and East Syria. The protesters, including representatives of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), raised banners and slogans condemning the attacks on unarmed civilians, including the elderly, women, and children.

They specifically called on the international community to implement a no-fly zone over the region. Fadi Dawi, a member of the SUP Hasakah Branch, emphasized the message to the US-led International Coalition, urging them to intervene and stop the Turkish aggression, stating, “We want peace, we want to live in peace.”

The protest concluded with a statement delivered in front of the US military base in the region. The statement appealed to the international community and the Coalition to protect civilians and infrastructure and to halt the Turkish attacks.