Multi-ethnic coalition denounces Turkish attacks on North and East Syria, calls for international intervention

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Amidst a gathering of representatives from unions, associations, forums, and various cultural, literary, social, and religious bodies representing Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans), Arabs, Kurds, Yezidis, and Armenians, a joint statement was issued in Zalin (Qamishli) and Hasakah, vehemently denouncing the relentless Turkish attacks on North and East Syria.

The joint statement emphasized that Turkey’s deployment of warplanes and drones is a clear indication of its persistent aggression against the diverse peoples of the region. It condemned the attacks, urging humanitarian and international organizations to intervene and halt the Turkish attacks.

In a show of solidarity, 15 organizations, associations, and foundations, including the Syriac Cultural Association, appended their signatures to the statement.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Gozarto (Jazira) Canton held a press conference in Zalin to address the Turkish attacks on North and East Syria. Co-Chairs of the Executive Council, Talaat Yunus and Vivian Bahho Oussi, read a comprehensive statement during the conference.

The statement characterized the Turkish attacks as a continuation of the hostile policies pursued by the Turkish fascist regime against the diverse peoples of the region. It emphasized that Turkey’s actions jeopardize the security and stability of the area, aiming to dismantle the democratic project and break the will of the people, forcing displacement.

Expressing disappointment at the international silence and the failure of global powers to shoulder their responsibilities, the statement called on the people of the region to persevere in their struggle against terrorism and work towards its elimination.