Raqqa Civil Council issued a statement denouncing the Turkish occupation of Afrin, and called on the international community to stand in front of its responsibilities and duties to demand the Turkish regime to withdraw immediately from Afrin and return to the people as it was.
The statement was delivered by Khalid Barkal, the joint chairman of the Legislative Council:
Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, the fascist Turkish regime has been working against the interests of the Syrian revolution and reversing what the Syrian people want. They are working hard to achieve their expansionist interests within the Syrian territories. The Syrian social fabric is also being torn through the use of its terrorist tools. Kubani and failed in front of the insistence and determination of the people and used again in the occupation of Afrin, which suffered heavy losses until he and his mercenaries were able to enter, killing children, women and the elderly and the abandonment of their people and the looting of their property he and his mercenaries and Those who have remained are the reality of the current Turkish regime, which is based on establishing sectarian strife and spreading false rumors to get rid of all those who oppose it and stand in front of its expansionist project. This fascist regime pursued a policy of demographic change and allied itself with the projects that intersect with it, as happened to our people in Ghouta and Afrin. They have been plotted by the fascist dictatorial regimes that only recognize their interests at the expense of their people, their rights and their freedoms. We must not forget what this Turkish regime did against the Armenian component a hundred years ago of murder, torture and displacement. Now this regime is practicing the same scenario against our people in Afrin.
A tribute to the legendary resistance demonstrated by the heroes of the resistance of the era in Afrin, who resisted and paid blood cheaply in front of the rule of Afrin and they are still in the trench of the resistance until Afrin returns to its Syrian people free and proud, and we in Raqqa civil Council condemn the Turkish occupation of Afrin, as we have Syrians today in all regions of the north and north As well as in the world. We call on the international community to stand before its responsibilities and duties and demand that the Turkish regime withdraw immediately from Afrin and return it to its people as it was
Glory and eternity to our martyrs
shame and disgrace to our enemies
Raqqa Civil Council , Presidential Body