The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) condemned the lack of international response to what it referred to as aggressive actions by Turkey in North and East Syria (NES). In a statement on Tuesday, the KNK accused Turkey of targeting civilian infrastructure and violating international laws.
The KNK’s statement addressed the ongoing attacks in NES, indicating that Turkish forces have been targeting hospitals, schools, mosques and various civilian infrastructures, including grain warehouses, oil stations and power plants. The attacks, according to the KNK, are not only widespread but also indiscriminate, affecting the entire civilian population.
The KNK emphasised the timing of these attacks, noting that they intensified during the Christmas period, a time when global attention might be elsewhere. They described Turkey’s actions as an “all-out war” involving warplanes, drones and cannons.
A significant aspect of the KNK’s statement was its criticism of the international community’s response. The KNK expressed disappointment over the silence of the international coalition against terror, various states and human rights organisations. Comparing the global reaction to the situation in Gaza with that of NES, the KNK lamented the lack of international condemnation or position against Turkey’s actions.