Co-Chair of Syrian Democratic Council Mission in Washington Bassam Ishaq: US and Russia reluctant to act over Turkish attacks on North and East Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The recent Turkish escalation on North and East Syria caused massive damage to public service facilities, depriving resident of the region of energy and water resources. This dire situation persists amidst a noticeable international silence.

In comments to North Press Agency, Member of the Presidential Council of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Mission in Washington, D.C., Bassam Ishaq stated that the interests of the US and Russia have in maintaining their respective relationships with Turkey forces them to keep silent about the Turkish aggression.

“These interests make it difficult to internationalize a response to the issue of Turkish bombing on infrastructure,” Ishaq added.

Ishaq noted that Turkey has put itself in a position between the two countries where both seek to acquiesce to Turkish demands.

“The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan condemns the Israeli bombing of infrastructure in Gaza, but he is doing what he wants in northern Syria,” Ishaq stated, pointing out to Erdoğan’s duplicity.

Expressing the need for action, Ishaq emphasized that the Democratic Autonomous Administration of the Region of North and East Syria (DAARNES) should actively bring attention to Turkish violations to politicians in Washington, D.C., with the hope of mobilizing efforts to put an end to these destructive practices.