Syriac Union Party urges global response to Turkish targeting of civilian infrastructure

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Afram Ishaq, a member of the Executive Committee of the Syriac Union Party (SUP), emphasized the urgency for the international community to intervene against Turkey’s continued human rights violations, highlighting that all Turkish attacks are directed at civilian and crucial installations.

Speaking during a joint protest by parties in North and East Syria denouncing the Turkish attacks, Ishaq stressed the imperative for the international community to confront Turkish aggression and its violations.

Ishaq lamented that the Turkish bombings have rendered service facilities, catering to citizens across North and East Syria, inoperable, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and water during wintertime.

He criticized the international and regional silence in the face of the Turkish occupation’s drone and missile attacks, expressing concern about the lack of response from the US-led International Coalition.

Ishaq urged countries with a stake in the matter to take a decisive stand against Turkish aggression. Furthermore, he called upon the resilient peoples of North and East Syrian to stand firm, emphasizing that the occupation’s objective, through these violations, is to displace the region’s population from their ancestral land.

Co-Chair of the SUP Sanharib Barsom declared that the persistent Turkish bombardment of North and East Syria is playing into the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Barsom, speaking to North Press Agency, asserted that involving the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Region of North and East Syria (DAARNES) and its forces in another conflict serves to revive the extremist organization. He pointed out that the targeting of Al-Sina’a Prison is part of the Turkish plan to undermine DAARNES and rekindle the terrorist organization, which Turkey showed no problem sharing a border with.

These statements were made in conjunction with a joint statement by 33 political parties during the protest in front of the UN headquarters in Zalin (Qamishli), condemning the Turkish occupation’s attacks on North and East Syria.

The parties expressed concern over Turkey’s escalating aggression in the region, seizing the opportunity while global attention is focused on the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza.

Barsom emphasized that the Turkish aggression is aimed at targeting the local population, disrupting their lives, displacing them, and ultimately altering the demographics of the region.