a large crowd in Aleppo condemns the massacres of the Turkish occupation – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

In response to the attacks and threats of the Turkish occupation on the northern and eastern regions of Syria, Kongra Star and the Council of Martyrs’ Families, in coordination with the Society’s Training and Education Committee Democratic Party, organized a mass demonstration condemning these violations under the slogan “The Turkish government is an occupier, not an occupation.”

Hundreds of families, internal security forces, key protection and civilian institutions participated in the protest in the western part of the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo.

The demonstrators carried pictures of leader Abdullah Ocalan and the flags of the Martyrs’ Families Council. The children also carried signs that read: “We demand to live freely in our homeland without war or death”, “We are the future, do not kill the future”, Erdogan is the dream killer of children, “Erdogan is the killer of nature”, “Erdogan is the killer of women” and “Erdogan is a war criminal”.

The participants condemned the attacks of the Turkish occupation and the massacre committed against the inhabitants of Tel Rifaat, up to the square of the Seven Martyrs located in the eastern part of the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo.

After observing a minute’s silence for the souls of the martyrs, the Martyrs’ Families Council and Kongra Star made a statement of public opinion, which was read in Arabic by Fatima Ibo, a member of the Martyrs’ Families Council, and in Kurdish by Kongra Star member Zilan Sheikho.

The text of the declaration stated:

“The Turkish occupation state, in particular, has recently exceeded all humanitarian standards, values ​​and principles of the rights of groups and individuals, in defiance of the articles, objectives and content of the pillars of the United Nations.”

The statement added: “The Turkish occupation is repeating the scenario of the Ottoman Sultanate by carrying out massacres and exterminations against the indigenous peoples of the region, the Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, Syriacs and Assyrians”.

The statement also referred to Turkey’s targeting of children. “Today, Turkey practices various types of genocide against our people at all cultural, social, economic and political levels, and has made schoolchildren the target of its brutality.”

The statement condemns and denounces all the practices of the Turkish state against women fighters, women fighters and political activists in recent times, “they are the ones who proved and represented the will of women and society and affirmed the right to self-determination since the July 19 revolution.

The statement also called on Russia and America, which have signed ceasefire agreements with Turkey since 2019, to force it through those agreements to stop its aggression. He called on the United Nations and the international community to assume their responsibilities and end the Turkish occupation.

In conclusion, the statement emphasized that in following the path of martyrs and martyrs, “they are our moral leaders.”

The demonstration ended by chanting slogans that salute the resistance of the People’s, Women’s and Guerrilla Protection Units, and glorify the sacrifices of the martyrs.



Michael A. Bynum