The General Council of the Democratic Union Party issued a statement of public opinion, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the start of attacks by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries on Afrin.
The text of the statement read:
ꞌ On 01/20/2018, the Turkish fascism began its conquest of Afrin by consensus between the forces of global hegemony, and only the safe residents of Afrin have only legitimate defense and the resistance of the era to a brutal invasion was carried out with the deadliest killing and destruction tools available in the NATO arsenal, and neither international law nor any rules are recognized or moral controls, not even the rules of warfare, which avoid civilian targets. The result was the death of thousands and their wounded people, and the displacement of more than three hundred thousand residents of Afrin, except for the displaced who found in Afrin a safe haven.
Turkish fascism has brought its mercenaries to those who have not left their village or home to practice kidnapping, defaming and threatening with the aim of displacing them, just as its mercenaries have settled in homes and villages after the displacement of their owners, not to mention the looting of wealth and antiquities, logging and burning houses, and these practices continue to this day with the knowledge of all forces interested in the Syrian issue without moving a finger, just as Turkish fascism prohibits entry to any media or humanitarian organization not affiliated with it so that its practices and crimes are not exposed. Turkish fascism and its mercenaries also attack the displaced people to al-Shahba areas and the massacre of Tal Rifaat is the hard evidence to the crimes of the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries against civilians, especially children. But despite that, the people of Afrin, steadfast, are waiting to return to their homes every day.
We in the General Council of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) believe that the invasion and occupation of Afrin was the first episode of the occupation of all the Syrian north with the aim of annexing and making the required demographic change for Turkey, and this is how the invasion and occupation of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain came, and Turkish fascism is still proceeding with its policies aimed at implementing the Mullah Charter, That is why it is a scheme that includes all of Kurdistan and all Kurdish and Kurdistan forces must be one hand in confronting this policy. Our party will be at the forefront of the resistance against the occupation until the liberation of the occupied lands by Turkey and its mercenaries. "
"Afrin will return to its people and its liberation will be the beginning of the collapse of the new Ottoman," said the end of the statement.