Demo against Turkification policy in Afrin

Hundreds of residents of Kobani canton staged a demonstration against the Turkish state's policies to change the demography of the region and settle the families of mercenaries in Afrin under the slogan "Turkish occupation means ending the existence and culture of the Kurds".

Today, Kobani canton’s Council organized a demonstration to denounce the Turkish occupation in Afrin, the displacement of indigenous people and the settlement of mercenary families.

Residents, along with members of civic institutions, flocked to the women's arena, holding the flags of Kongra Star, the flags of the Martyrs' Families Council, as well as banners reading "Get up for Rojava" and "No to the Turkish occupation."

The demonstration started from the Women's Square in the midst of chanting slogans condemning the policies of the Turkish state.

As the demonstrators arrived at the Martyr Agid Square, they observed a minute of silence. Mohamed Shahin, the deputy of the co-chair of the Executive Council of the Euphrates canton, he said:

In his speech, Shahin added that the Turkish state aims to change the demographics of the region to end the presence of the people of northern and eastern Syria, pointing out that it also aims to end the presence and culture of the Kurds.

 "The families who have settled in Afrin by the occupation have nothing to do with the city but are the families of the Turkish occupation’s mercenaries, and they are working to achieve the goals of the Turkish state," he concluded.

At the end of the demonstration, the demonstrators chanted slogans "No to the Turkish occupation", "We are with you Afrin."



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