Statement by the Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs Committee of the PYD in Europe:
Appeal to the International Community to protect multi-ethnic communities in Syria.
We the Kurdish political Parties, organisations and Community members in exile earnestly call International Community to protect the civilians – Kurds, Arabs and other Syrian multi-ethnicities, Assyrians, Armenians, Christians – against the brutal ethnic cleansing attacks taking place against the peacefully co- existing ethnicities in the Kurdish region in Syria.
Since 17 July 2013, Al-Qaida affiliated armed groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have launched brutal attacks on Kurdish areas and it neighbourhoods in Tel-Abeyd, Serekaniye, Tel- Aran, Tel- Hasel, killing, kidnapping and shelling with heavy weaponry the Kurdish neighbourhoods and calling publically to kill, kidnap and loot Kurds and force them to leave their homes and properties. As a result hundreds of Kurdish civilians have been kidnapped, tortured and their houses have been looted and burned down. These on-going brutal massacres are scattering targeting all Kurdish civilians in Qamishli, Kobani and Afrin areas.
Since 29 July 2013 two Kurdish towns Tel-Aran and Tel- Hasel and its villages of Aleppo, have been under brutal attacks and massacred, hundreds of innocent Kurdish children, women and elderly people have been murdered and beheaded, Kurdish homes have been cruelly looted and destroyed and hundreds of civilians have being kept hostage and their fate still unknown and thousands vulnerable civilians forcibly fled in horror, since then the both towns are under siege and isolated and there are confirmed reports that both towns civilians have been subjected of ethnic cleansing and massacres by those terrorist armed groups.
These terrorist attacks on civilians, just for their ethnic identity is an act of ethnic cleansing of ethnic communities who have been co-existing peacefully together and to destabilises the Kurdish regions that have been relatively peaceful in an attempt to evict the people and forcibly impose the rules of the Extremist Islamic state of Iraq and Syria.
These armed terrorist groups which are a major threat to the regional and global stability and peace, have been militarily facilitated by Turkey and supplied by the Gulf States. The recent intervention of six military tanks and hundreds of jihadists from Turkey into Tel-Abeyd, Syria, shows the Turkish involvement in the on-going Syrian sectarian war which neither serves the interests of Syrians nor Turkey and its allies.
The EU and the US should recognise the Kurdish democratic, secular struggle against the Jihadists Al-Qaida which is a major threat to both the US and the EU.
The Kurds and the democratic movement in Syria have successfully managed to administer themselves democratically and peacefully and they have actively sought and contributed to democratic, peaceful change inside Syria.
This successful model shows that Kurds are the major potential player for establishing stability and developing democracy in the region.
We consider a comprehensive political settlement to be an effective resolution to end the Syrian crisis and its brutal civil war. Therefore we call on the international community, the UN, EU and the USA to protect multi- ethnic communities in Syria and condemn these inhuman massacres and ethnic cleansing of Kurdish people in Syria.
Diplomatic and Foreign Affairs Office of Democratic Union Party PYD- Europe.