Autonomous Administration announces public action and demands Syrian government address Turkish threats
Al-Hasakah - SMART
On Wednesday, the Kurdish Autonomous Administration announced general alert in its controlled areas in Northern and Eastern Syria, after Turkey threatened to launch a military operation east of Euphrates. The Autonomous Administration demanded the Syrian government to take action against Turkey.
The Autonomous Administration was established in 2013 after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) gained control of most of the province of al-Hasakah, Kobani (Ayn al- Arab), and Afrin. The Autonomous Administration seeks to obtain federal autonomy in Syria.
In a statement, the Autonomous Administration called on the Syrian government to take action against Turkish threats. It also stated that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to occupy part of Syria and that this is an attack on Syrian sovereignty.
The statement added, “We call on all Syrians to unify against the colonial policies of the Turkish state. We will do all we can to keep our territorial unity.”
The Autonomous Administration also appealed to the United Nations, the International Coalition and NATO to take action against Turkish threats, because it violates international law and contradicts the NATO principles as it targets an area that does not pose a threat to it, according to the statement.
On Wednesday, the Democratic Unionist Party appealed to the Syrian government to take action against Turkey if it launches a military operation east of the Euphrates River, Northeastern Syria.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey would begin military operations against the YPG east of the Euphrates River within days.