The ninth of October this year marks the second anniversary of the Turkish aggression on the cities of Serekaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Gire Spi (Tal Abyad), which were civilianly administered by their components as two areas of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. After the occupation of these two cities by Turkey and its mercenaries, this aggression left hundreds of civilian and military martyrs and wounded, and a great damage of the infrastructure. As a result, tens of thousands of residents of the region have been displaced, against whom war crimes and a policy of extermination have been committed through the systemic demographic change and the bringing in huge numbers of families of mercenaries and extremist jihadists from all over the world in order to create a new administrative reality and change the features of the region in all cultural, national, ethnic and religious aspects.
We are as members of the Syrian Democratic Council, while we remember the resistance for dignity in Ras al-Ain and bow to our martyrs, we condemn and denounce the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries for their occupation of areas of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad, and we call on the United Nations and the Security Council to assume their full responsibilities until the end of the Turkish occupation of these two cities and all of northern Syria, primarily Afrin. We also call for accountability for the perpetrators and criminals who committed crimes that are shameful to humanity and to carry out field executions against families and civilians, as happened against the martyr fighter, Hevrin Khalaf, Secretary General of the Future Syria Party, and we call without further delay for an integrated approach that ends the occupation of Turkey and achieves the safe return of all displaced people of Ras al-Ain, Tal Abyad, Afrin, and every Syrian city and village against which crimes and calamities have been committed.
Finally, we call on our Syrian people and all Syrian national parties to adopt a policy of dialogue aimed at real Syrian leadership for the political process that leads to the resolution for the Syrian crisis in accordance with UN Resolution 2254 and establishes Syria with civil, decentralized and democratic rule that embraces all its ethnic, cultural and religious components. A country that enjoys normal relations with all neighboring countries according to its historical position.
October 8, 2021
Syrian Democratic Council