Under the auspices of the Syrian Democratic Council and in coordination with the Culture and Art Movement, a plastic art exhibition was organized today under the slogan “Syria’s Cry, Afrin is calling us” in Al-Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in Aleppo city.
Political parties, civil society institutions, women’s activities and independent figures from inside Syria participated in the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
The exhibition’s event was begun with a speech by the Co-chairwoman of the Syrian Democratic Council, Amina Omar, who started it by thanking everyone who participated in preparing the art exhibition, which expresses the tragedy of displacement, hope and insistence on return and resistance.
She pointed out that Afrin was occupied four years ago by an international conspiracy, and human rights in all their forms are violated until nowadays, including killing, destruction, sabotage and demographic change, and this grand scheme is still ongoing.
“Afrin is still suffering from these violations and international conspiracies, and the international community is silent and doesn’t do anything, so it does not have any position condemning these practices, violations and the demographic change that occurs in these areas, in addition to the policy of Turkification in those areas” she added.
She noted that the Syrian Democratic Council supports such events that express the true tragedy of the displaced people, whether in Afrin or another part of Syria, so we urge them to continue expressing their rejection of this international silence.
She concluded her speech by saying that “We are as members of the Syrian Democratic Council always emphasize the Syrian political resolution for this crisis in accordance with international resolutions, which end all forms of the occupation and guarantee the safe return of all displaced people to their areas of origin.”
In her turn, an administrator of the commune of the drawing “Sabah Ali”, pointed out that the aim of holding this exhibition in the city of Aleppo is to shed light on the issue of occupied Afrin and the violations committed by the Turkish occupation.
The exhibition was opened by the children of the martyrs, where 40 male and female painters of different age groups participated in the exhibition, and the exhibition included 102 paintings that embody the massacres and attacks of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries against the people of Afrin and the crimes they committed including injustice, killing and forced displacement, in addition to the suffering of the people of Afrin in camps displacement.
The exhibition is also the second one of its kind, as the paintings of this exhibition were shown in Al-Shahbaa, and today they were shown in the city of Aleppo, and the exhibition will continue for two consecutive days.