AA:  Investigate committee must be formed in Turkey's use of internationally prohibited weapons

The Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria demanded the formation of a committee to investigate the facts of the use of internationally prohibited weapons, the necessity of impartiality and follow-up investigation of violations of Turkey

All relevant institutions and organizations, particularly the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons (OPCW), had to express their positions and to investigate the facts in the light of the availability of in-kind evidence by the Department. 

 The Department of Foreign Relations and the Health Body for North and East Syria held a press conference today on the use of internationally prohibited weapons by the Turkish occupation state during its attacks on northern and eastern Syria.

The press conference was held at the Department's headquarters in Qamishlo, it was attended by the co-chair of the Department of Relations Abdul Karim Omar, and the co-chair of the Health Body Joan Mustafa.

During the conference, Abdul Karim Omar read out a statement to the public opinion. For his part, Joan Mustafa reviewed some photos that show the use of the Turkish occupation army internationally prohibited weapons.

The statement read:

The Turkish state's abuses against the components of northeastern Syria and the violations of terrorist gangs and mercenaries legally necessitate prosecution. These abuses are a flagrant violation of international laws and covenants, where what happened and still exists in Afrin is hard evidence of the necessity of forming investigation and accountability committees, in addition to what is happening in Serêkaniyê/ Ras al-Ain and GIRÊ SPî/ Tel Abyad since 9 October, until the moment where Turkey and its mercenaries continue to strike the same standards of law and morality with the utmost disregard, where the peak reached in the use of internationally prohibited weapons against our people and targeting more than / 30 / unarmed civilians including children with these internationally banned weapons.

All competent institutions and organizations, including the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical and Biological Weapons (OPCW), have to express their positions and investigate the facts in the light of the availability of in-kind evidence.

In the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria, we reiterate our request for the need for neutrality and follow-up to investigate the violations of Turkey using internationally prohibited weapons. We also condemn Turkey's attempts to conceal the crime. The attempt to prevent the formation of international commissions of inquiry by donating € 30,000 to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on October 17 on the same date coinciding with Turkey's use of white phosphorus is not a coincidence.

We have evidence and documents that condemnation of Turkey and we are ready to receive the competent committees and cooperate with them to work impartially in the areas of Turkish attack, and from this position we demand the need for urgent action and not to pass the matter by the Turkish occupation state and cheap and unacceptable methods, which will make the world free of standards of justice, right and responsibility This would be a support for Turkey to pass its illegal policies with ease. Cases confirming the use of prohibited weapons and samples need to be subjected to medical and legal procedures and thus condemnation and punishment of the Turkish state and its mercenaries.

After reading the statement, Joan Mustafa reviewed photographs of civilians showing the effects of burns proving the Turkish occupation army's use of white phosphorus during aerial bombardment of populated areas.

(T/S)

ANHA 


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