Mass demonstration in Shahba condemning Turkey’s practices

Thousands of IDPs from Afrin and people from Shahba region demonstrated to denounce the forced demographic changes being implemented by the Turkish State in Afrin region.

The people raised a banner: “We condemn the silence of the international community and the violations of the Turkish occupation in Afrin. The people of Shahba will continue supporting the resistance in Afrin to expel the Turkish occupation”.

The demonstrators headed towards Berxwedan camp, where they gathered and delivered speeches expressing their dissatisfaction.

Media Office
May 3, 2018

Erdogan has declared war on Syrian Kurdish population.

NATO’s member, Turkey, is invading Afrin, a democratically self-governed region in North Syria.

The canton of Afrin has been the most secure and safe region in Syria for its inhabitants despite the embargo. It is democratically governed by locally-elected councils and it hosts more than 300,000 IDPs from the other Syrian cities.

We implore the international community to act in the name of peace and justice, and work to halt this Turkish offensive with such efforts as instituting a no-fly zone over Afrin, sending a team of UN observers, or providing peace-keeping troops to secure the Turkish-Syrian border.