Recently elected officials of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) convened in Turkish capital Ankara for the first time Sunday after HDS’s fifth congress on 3 July.
In his opening address, co-chair Mithat Sancar warned all opposition parties about the political administration’s intention to launch a military campaign in north Syria, and possible ‘chaos scenarios’ that could be staged before the coming 2023 elections in an attempt to ‘intimidate the people and hijack the people’s will.’
“We are entering a stage in which the political administration may resort to dangerous scenarios in panic of losing in the elections. They are working on scenarios of war, actually even beyond that, on war plans. Preparations for a war are being carried out. They are involved in plans to launch an attack to further occupy Syria, particularly Rojava.”
“So we have to organize the Democracy Alliance also into an alliance for peace in the face of war scenarios and plans. The chaos plans appear to be aimed at intimidating the people and hijacking the people’s will. We can thwart these plans only through a joint and determined struggle organised with the broadest possible cooperation of parties. We want to address all democratic circles, all political opposition with a warning: Let us be vigilant in the face of looming war plans and chaos scenarios. Let us put forth the will to thwart these plans and scenarios.”