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EFA condemns the Turkish aggression on Kurdistan

The European Free Alliance in the European Parliament stands in solidarity with the Kurds and strongly condemns the attack on Kurdistan by Turkish Forces. 

This Sunday, Turkey started an attack on Kurdistan, launching airstrikes that killed over 30 people in the Kurdish regions in Iraq and Syria. Turkey has been launching waves of attacks since 2011, and in May this year, Erdogan threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria. 

From the European Free Alliance, we view this attack as an intimidation tactic from the Erdogan Regime, and we demand international aid to the people of Kurdistan.

Jordi Solé, EFA Group President, said:

“We denounce the well-known intentions of the Erdogan government to control this strip of territory. And the continuous military operations being carried out throughout the region, with worrying evidence of the use of chemical weapons, in what is a clear violation of international law.”

“No one has claimed the regrettable and tragic attack in Istanbul on 13 November. There is not enough evidence to attribute it to pro-Kurdish militants, as the Turkish government has been quick to do. And in any case, it cannot be an excuse for bombing civilians breaking International law while the international community remains essentially and regretfully silent.”

François Alfonsi, Co-Chair of the Kurdish Friendship Group in the EP, has said:

“Turkey's aggression in northern Syria and northern Iraq is a violation of international law. Erdogan is a danger to the stability of the Middle East.”

“The Kurdish people must be supported."


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Responsible MEPs

François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
Jordi Solé
Jordi Solé
EFA President and first Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group

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