NEWS DESK- The Joint Presidency of the Executive Body of the Northern Syria Democratic Federation of Syria said that Erdogan has committed massacres in Afrin on the same day that Saddam had committed the massacre Halabçe reflecting the degree of hostility to the Kurdish people.
The Joint Presidency of the Executive of the Northern Syrian Federation issued a written statement regarding the massacre perpetrated by the Turkish occupation army against civilians in Afrin in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Halabçe massacre.
“Erdogan committed the Afrin massacre on the same day that Saddam committed the Halabçe massacre in 1988,” he said. Erdogan’s dictatorship did not withstand the resistance of the people of Afrin for 56 days against all types of NATO weapons. “
The statement pointed out that the people of Afrin stood steadfast against all kinds of practices by Erdogan. “Erdogan promised to seize Afrin within three days, but the iron will of our people and our heroes led to the defeat of the second army in NATO and Erdogan’s withdrawal of NATO countries to help him is the best proof of that.”
“Erdogan’s act of cowardice on the anniversary of Halabçe massacre reflects the degree of hostility to the Kurdish people to the level of brutality reached by the outbreak of the Turkish government. However, just as Saddam was unable to eliminate the Kurdish people, Erdogan also will not be able to eliminate the existence of the Kurdish people and just as Saddam was tried in the conscience of all mankind, the day also will come on which he is tried.”
The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries committed today a massacre in the Mahmodiya neighborhood of Afrin city, due to the brutal shelling of heavy weapons. Twenty-one civilians martyred in addition to dozens of the wounded, and this number is likely to rise as a number of civilians remain under rubble.
The Joint Presidency of the Executive Committee of the Northern Syria Democratic Federation blamed the international community for what Erdogan has committed in Afrin, in the silence to the massacres committed by Erdogan’s army in Afrin. It called on the world to support the resistance of Afrin people whose home and land were stolen by the Turkish fascism and to stand in the face of the Daesh-supporting Erdogan’s policies.