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#YPG #Afrin Command: Those coming to Afrin with Turkey will be our target

Statement about ethnic clansing by the Turkish state and it’s allies by the YPG Afrin Command.

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YPG Afrin Command: Those coming to Afrin with Turkey will be our target

At a time when our people are subjected to fascist practices by the invading Turkish state and affiliated gangs in Afrin, international states lapse into a doubtful silence. These fascist practices have targeted the history and future, and the free and honorable life of the region as a war has been started through a military intervention in violation of the international law.

Relying on military technics in its attacks, the Turkish state has engaged in fascistic practices of massacring and displacing our people in the areas they have invaded recently. Still, our people have manifested their devotion to their land and history. Our people remain standing with the same determination against those who plunder the people’s properties and those who vow in videos circulated on social media that those refusing the Turkish state’s sovereignty will be beheaded.

One of the most attention-grabbing practices is the settlement of families of the gangs that act with the invading Turkish state and the Turkmens brought in from Atme, Azaz, Turkey and Iraq in the regions of Shiye and Jindires. This is a clear manifestation of the practice of demography change in the region that fascist Erdoğan had spoken of before, during the initial invasion attacks.

All these practices show that the Turkish state’s goal has always been to subject our people to genocide and eradicate them in existence. In addition, with these practices, the Turkish state aims to create denominational and national issues by setting the peoples of Syria against one other in order to create a new Turkey in line with its interests. These practices will also cause the war in Syria to extend over a longer time and result in the migration of Syrian people.

We in the YPG state clearly that the regions where the invading Turkish state is changing the demographic structure have been a battle field since the first day and military activities have been taking in these regions up until now. We warn those who are an instrument to or have a part in the Turkish state’s scheme not to approach these regions. In contrary case, they will be a target to the legitimate aims of our fighters. We also call on those that become an instrument to this dirty scheme to not be deceived by the Turkish state’s schemes. We also warn them not to put support behind the Turkish state’s hostile practices against the local people because the settlement in the regions that have been invaded without a consideration of any law or legitimacy will be realized by use of force, which will constitute a violation of international laws and it is a most incontestable right for our fighters to target these regions.

YPG Afrin Command, March 13, 2018

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