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HDP call: Turkish airstrikes hit Kobani and other towns in Syria and northern Iraq

“Turkish airstrikes hit several Kurdish towns across northern Syria and Iraq, including the city of Kobani, late on November 19th and in the morning of the next day” reads the statement (read here) by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy on 21.11.2022.

So far Turkish airstrikes have reportedly killed thirteen civilians, including one journalist, and fifteen Syrian soldiers, and injured many others. According to local sources, a hospital, a grains silo, and a power plant were among the destroyed civilian infrastructure.

The statement explains the background of Erdogan’s anti-Kurdish warpolicy, with which he is trying to consolidate his power and calls the international community should not remain silent in the face of such deadly attacks that are in clear violation of the international
and humanitarian law. We hereby call on the international community, our friends and international institutions, to take immediate action against Turkey’s cross-border attacks and prevent another humanitarian catastrophe.”

Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy, 21.11.2022