European Syriac Union in the Netherlands issues a statement about Turkish attacks on North and East Syria

AMSTERDAM —  Under the title, “Report on Turkey’s Attacks against Civilians in North and East Syria,” the European Syriac Union (ESU),  Netherlands Branch, (ESU-Nl) highlighted the Turkish violations against the peoples of North and East Syria, from 24th to 26th of December, 2023.

The report included detailed information about the attacks dates and the losses that resulted from the Turkish attacks.

It also detailed how the peoples of the region established the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) and the military forces that has been working to repel terrorist attacks to secure stability and promote coexistence, brotherhood, equality and religious freedom.

The report stated that peoples of the region were able to work with the U.S. and countries from the European Union, with regard to fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), in partnership with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the U.S.-led International Coalition.

The report pointed out that the military forces bear the responsibility of guarding thousands of arrested ISIS members and their families detained in the camps, adding that the ISIS members who managed to escape with the help of Turkey, fled to Europe, and this poses a great threat to all countries. Besides, the region hosts one million refugees who fled due to the violence.

The ESU-Nl stressed the need for the Netherlands, which hosts a large number of Syrian refugees, to exert pressure on Turkey to stop its attacks on North and East Syria to help the people to cling to their homelands.

The report declared that Turkey’s attacks are committed under the pretext that the military forces in North and East Syria are linked to the Kurdistan Workers ‘ Party (PKK), but the Arab forces and forces of the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulhoyo Suryoyo, MFS), which are affiliated with the SDF, cannot be part of the Guerrilla, which denies Turkish propaganda and claims.

At the end of the report, the ESU called on the Netherlands to take a decision that prevents supporting the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his policy against North and East Syria.