Zelûx Bekir: Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkey should be prosecuted
Speaking about the plan of Tayyip Erdoğan to settle one million Syrian refugees in Turkish-occupied areas in northern Syria, Zelûx Bekir said, “Turkey should be prosecuted for its crimes.
Shahba-In the past few days, Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdoğan announced that they will settle one million Syrian refugees in Turkish-occupied areas in northern Syria. While the votes for the AKP decrease every day, Erdoğan aims to increase the votes and hide the crimes committed by Turkey in the occupied areas by putting this plan into effect. Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkish-backed factions violate international law by settling one million Syrian refugees in the occupied areas. Zelûx Bekir, Co-chair of the Afrin Canton Council, spoke to NuJINHA about the plan of Tayyip Erdoğan.
“Human rights are violated”
Stating that Turkey carries out its plans in cooperation with the international states, Zelûx Bekir said, “The people of Afrin have been subjected to many rights violations since the city was occupied by the Turkish state and Turkish-backed factions. The important things for the international states and the occupying Turkish state are their own interests. The presence of the occupying Turkish state in north and east Syria and across the Middle East means a violation of international law. The Turkish state continues to act according to its interests without paying attention to international conventions.
“Turkey continues to threaten and attack”
Noting that the Turkish state has threatened Europe with the refugees in Turkey, Zelûx Bekir said, “Erdoğan increases his daily threats and attacks by taking advantage of the Russia-Ukraine war. Erdoğan first used the Syrian refugees as a threat against Europe and now he wants to use the Syrian refugees to increase the votes of the AKP and preserve Turkey’s international image and hide the crimes committed by Turkey in the occupied areas by settling one million Syrian refugees in Turkish-occupied areas in northern Syria.”
“Erdoğan's aim is to change the demographic structure”
Emphasizing that Turkey wants to settle its mercenaries in northeastern Syria and to divide the region by building a wall, Zelûx Bekir said, “Erdoğan wants to settle his mercenaries in Afrin, Girê Spî, Serêkaniyê, Ezaz, Mare, and Bab. The people living in these areas should oppose this plan because Erdoğan aims to change the demographic structure of these areas. The international states should stop supporting Turkey. Erdoğan and his allies should be prosecuted for their inhumane practices.”