Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazloum Abdi said that he considered the European Parliament’s decision on Syria and North and East Syria to be positive, and said, “We share the European Parliament’s concern about Turkey’s attempt at the ethnic cleansing of Kurds in Syria”.
In its resolution issued on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the European Parliament referred to the Syrian Democratic Forces as an ally and stated that Turkey occupied the region unlawfully.
SDF commander Abdi shared a social media post on the topic and said, “We welcome the EP’s decision on Turkey’s withdrawal from unlawfully occupied regions”. He added, “We share the European Parliament’s concerns about Turkey’s attempt to carry out the ethnic cleansing of Kurds”.
The European Parliament’s resolution, titled “The Syrian Conflict 10 years after the uprising”, stated that the United Nations’ efforts to ensure a political resolution could not progress due to the Assad regime’s stubborn stance on the issue.
The fact that a military solution was not possible for the humanitarian crisis was deemed to be concerning, and the resolution suggested a ceasefire watch.
The resolution also condemned the Syrian administration for its violations of human rights and international law, while demanding Turkey’s withdrawal from the occupied regions in northeast Syria.
The resolution stated that Turkey endangered peace in Syria, the Middle East and the Eastern Meditteranean.
European Parliament deputies said ISIS was still active in region and gave their support to the SDF.