After the occupation of Serekaniye (Ras al-Ayn) and Gire Sipi (Tal Abyad) in northern Syria, several people in the region called for the Turkish state’s attacks to end. Arab women from Ain Issa, interviewed by JinNews Agency, said: “All we want is to live in a common system using our native language in a democratic nations based system. Turkey is attacking us. We insist on living together”.
Ain Issa is a small town in Raqqa Governorate in Syria, but its location is strategically important. The Turkish state has increased its attacks on Ain Issa for more than a month. Arab women in Ain Issa told Jin News about the attacks: “It is no different whether hegemonic forces are in our land or not, because in any case the states are united and they shoot us in front of them”. Saying that they had to migrate constantly due to attacks, Fatma Qesîr described her experiences: “Although Turkey and its affiliated armed groups wanted to scare us, we insist we are not afraid. We know that we will win with the resistance of our children. We want to live in a democratic system where everyone can live together”, she said.
Ewaş İsmail added: “These lands are our lands. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) protect us and our borders”. Ewaş stated their only wish was to live in a democratic nations based system where everyone could speak their native language freely.