Speaker of the House of Representatives denounces the European parliament’s classification of Turkey as an occupying power in Syria
Khoshbin sheikho – Xeber24.net
President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly “Mustafa Shintoub” on Saturday condemned the European Parliament’s statements on Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian conflict.
“Shentop” tweeted that, Turkey rejects the “baseless and malicious allegations” made by the European Parliament “in its recent decision on the Syrian conflict, stressing that Turkey has reached out to millions of Syrian refugees as part of its commitment to human rights. Values.
In its March 11th resolution, the European Parliament said That Turkey illegally occupies the northern parts of the country, outside any UN mandate in violation of international law, while calling on the country to withdraw its troops from the region.
Turkey and allied Syrian fighters have controlled large parts of northern Syria since Turkey launched its first military operation in the country targeting Kurdish forces linked to a rebellion on its territory in August 2016.
The United Nations has documented serious violations in the area, including in Afrin, Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad, including killings, abductions, illegal displacement of local population, seizure of land and property and forced evictions.
“Untop” said it was disappointing that the European Parliament was silent on “the actions carried out by PKK/YPG against Syrian civilians in reference to Kurdish forces in the region, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Syrian Kurds, and the YPG.
“We call on the European Parliament to support Turkey, which has opened its doors to 3.7 million Syrians, which protects NATO and Europe’s borders and respects international law, as well as the political process in Syria,” Antoub said.