Turkish occupation commits unfair practices against Serê Kaniyê people
Xeber24.net _ ANHA
Serê Kaniyê district people of al-Hasakah canton are prevented to approach their land adjacent to the borders of Bakur Kurdistan about 600 m because of violations of the Turkish occupation and targeting all those approach it for the purpose of farming or sheep grazing, the people of the border villages described these injustice violations which aim to displace them from their villages.
Serê Kaniyê district is located on the border between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan, opposite the “Kanyia Ghazalan “district of Bakour. Serê Kaniyê district spans along the border about 70 km. After the liberation of Serê Kaniyê district in 2013 from Jabhat al-Nusra mercenaries backed by the Turkish occupation, Turkey has isolated the district by a three-meter-long, two-meter-wide concrete wall on the border between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan.
For 5 years, the Turkish occupation army has continued to target the people of Serê Kaniyê and to commit violations against them, including preventing them from approaching their lands close to the border. In some villages, the villagers are prevented from approaching about 1000 m, in other areas 600 meters, It is forbidden to approach about 50 m, and therefore they cannot reach their land adjacent to the border and cannot plant or graze livestock. It is worth mentioning that the people of Serê Kaniyê rely on agriculture and livestock to secure their daily income, while dozens of people, including children, women and elderly people have been killed and others injured by the Turkish border guards during the past few years.
Violations of the Turkish occupation affect the crops’ efficiency
Farmer Jassem Khader Abdullah of Tal Khenzir village, says that he owns 20 dunums of agricultural land along the border, but he cannot approach his land because of the violations of the Turkish occupation army, he affirms that the goal of the Turkish occupation is to displace the people from their border villages , noting that Serê Kaniyê district is considered a food basket for the production of vegetables and grains in al-Jazeera region, but violations of the occupation army have led to a decline in production in recent years.
“The occupation army targeted me and targeted my cattle”
In the same context, the citizen Amina Mousa, 46 years old, from Tal Khenzir village, owner of a livestock herd and has more than 100 sheep, said that months ago her sheep were grazing in the agricultural land near the border and the Turkish occupation army fired at her, but she did not get hurt and asked her to get out of that land, asserting that one of her sons also was grazing his sheep in those lands was targeted by the occupation army and 4 of his sheep were killed, and therefore they do not dare to approach the border lands.
They shot a 13-year-old boy!
The child Sulaiman Abdul Razzaq al-Ali, 13 years old from Tal Hammoud village, was shot by the Turkish occupation army on the border, Suleiman pointed out that he and two of his companions were grazing livestock in the agricultural land near the border, and suddenly subjected to bullets fired by guards of the Turkish border, Suleiman was shot in the left leg.
Sulaiman Abdul Razzaq al-Ali’s father said ,”During the mercenaries’ attacks on Serê Kaniyê district, we were displaced from our homes and after YPG and YPJ liberated the areas and the return of security and stability, we returned to our villages and lands. We also have lands close to the border, but five years ago, we cannot benefit and get closer. Some farmers who managed to cultivate their land cannot harvest their crops later. In addition, my son was shot while he was with some children more than 400 m from the border, but the Turkish army did not hesitate to target the children.”
Sulaiman Abdul Razzaq al-Ali concluded “what the occupation army does is a great injustice, no one can get close to the border territory, and there is an area of about 800 dunums of land adjacent to the border from the village of Tal Khenzir to our village has become wasteland and we cannot benefit of it .”