Turkey’s shelling in Syria: conspicuous offense

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Latest Turkish attacks in Northern Syria are clearly direct support for the terrorists.

Turkey’s shelling in Syria: conspicuous offense

A Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) flag is raised in a village near Mount Abdulaziz on Thursday, after retaking the territory from Isis. Reuters

On Sunday, Syria’s Foreign Ministry denounced, by means of a letter sent to the UN Security Council, the latest bombardments carried out by the Turkish forces in the north of the country.

As said in the cited missive, Syria strongly condemns Turkey’s attacks over Syrian people and the integrity of their territory since they are clearly supporting terrorist groups instead of combating them, also, the Foreign Ministry of Syria called on the UNSC to “put an end to the crimes of the Turkish regime”.

The positions of Kurdish militants of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been continuously shelled by the Armed Forces of Turkey in the northern province of Aleppo, since Saturday 13th.

The Turkish army attacked PYD targets around Azaz, Syria with its howitzers stationed on the country’s border with the Islamic nation both on Saturday and Sunday according to reports of Anadolou news agency run by the government.

Turkey alleges that the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG, military wing of PYD) have connections with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), which is considered as a criminal organization in Turkey for trying to achieve self-determinations for the Kurds in the country, besides their fight for an autonomous Kurdish territory inside Turkey since the 1980s.

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s Prime Minister stated that Ankara will retaliate against any YPG action, adding that the Kurdish movement will immediately withdraw from Azaz and its outskirts to never return again.

But there’s definitely a disturbing fact immerse in the latest Turkish attack over Syria’s territorial integrity, and it is the regime’s goal to get rid of PKK no matter how when claiming that “they can, if necessary take the same measures in Syria as they did in Iraq and Qandil” mountain a year ago, when they shelled PKK positions.

Syrian officials of the government of Bashar al Assad have qualified Davutoglu’s declarations as “blatant interference” in Syrian affairs.

The Syrian observatory for Human Rights has released information about two YPG militants killed in the latest bombardments to targets of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in Aleppo. YPG controls almost all Syria’s northern border with Turkey, territories regained from the dominion of Daesh jihadist militants.

Written by Lisbeth Mechter

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