ArmInfo. The ARF "Dashnaktsutyun" party issued a statement condemning the military operations of Turkey in Syria.
According to the party's statement, Turkey carries out a clear military aggression in Syria, once again violating the rights of states and peoples prescribed by international law. This, for its part, not only threatens the territorial integrity of Syria, but also the security of representatives of other nations living in this country, including Armenians and Kurds. At the same time, as emphasized, Turkey, hiding behind the fight against terrorism, leads to a new aggravation of hostilities, the result of which is the activation of terrorist organizations and the threat of humanitarian catastrophe.
"It is of concern that this all takes place in the context of international efforts to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony in Syria," the authors of the statement note, pointing out the inadequate response of the forces and organizations involved in the mediation process to the actions of the country that carried out the Armenian Genocide.
ARF condemns Turkish hostilities in Syria and genocidal intentions against Kurds and national minorities; notes its readiness to assist its compatriots in the war zone; supports the condemnation by the international community of the actions of the Turkish authorities against the stability in the region.
The Turkish army conducted a major operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria. Previously, Turkish bombers attacked the positions of the Kurds. By evening, Turkish artillery was engaged. A few hours after the air raids and shelling, Turkey launched a ground attack. The purpose of the operation is to oust Kurdish militia units from the northern regions of Syria and create a "security zone" there. Two million Syrian refugees are planned to be accommodated in this zone.
Donald Trump, after the start of the air raids, called Turkey's operation against the Syrian Kurds "a bad idea." At the request of France, the UN Security Council discussed this operation.