The YPJ's Ruksen Mihemed said that Turkey was implementing a genocidal policy against the Kurds and others living in North and East Syria, regarding its latest attacks on the autonomous region.https://t.co/Kkkeybf1Gq pic.twitter.com/xZvhQsPZdA
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The Turkish government is targeting the democratic nation model of North and East Syria, Ruksen Mihemed, spokeswoman for the Women’s Defence Units (YPJ) in North and East Syria, said in an interview with ANF, commenting on Turkey’s recent attacks on Kurdish-led regions in northern Syria.
Mihemed described the Turkish government’s attacks as barbarism and stated that it was pursuing a policy of genocide against the Kurds and other peoples in the region. She also emphasised that the Turkish government’s use of all its technical and technological means against the people of the region is a reflection of its intolerance towards the Rojava Revolution, known worldwide as the Women’s Revolution.
Mihemed asserted that the bombardments were directly targeting civilian settlements and vital infrastructure, including power plants, water and oil stations, and hospitals and highlighted that the attacks not only impacted civilian infrastructure and energy resources but also targeted the social structure, the Democratic Nation model implemented in the region, the coexistence of the various peoples there, their shared will and brotherhood, and their Autonomous Administration. Mihemed also pointed out that the Turkish government, rather than pursuing principles of democracy, is choosing a path marked by war, massacre and genocide.
Ruksen Mihemed said that the Turkish government was conducting its attacks with the intention of intimidating the local population and dehumanising the region, and emphasised that the YPJ will protect the people of the region and the achievements of the women against the attacks.
Stating that Turkey was committing this crime against humanity before they eyes of the entire international public, Ruksen Mihemed criticised the silence of the United Nations, human rights institutions, and international legal institutions in the face of the attacks.
Mihemed stressed that anyone who remains silent in the face of Turkey’s attacks is a partner in the crime.