التقرير الاسبوعي : عفرين تحت الاحتلال ـ 117
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Afrin Under Occupation 117
Continual Demographic Change, Provocative Visits, Baadina again, Mine Explosion Killing Forcibly Displaced Children
With the aim of eliminating the presence of the Kurds and obliterating their cultural and historical identity, the occupying Turkish state, with the participation of the terrorist militias loyal to it, are trying by hook or by crook to implement a demographic change in the Syrian- Kurdish region of Afrin. Trees, people and stones were not spared from its inhuman practices, under the pretext of ” protecting Turkish national security, and fighting separatist parties “. It has been encroaching on the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria in many forms, one of which is the affiliation of Afrin to the Turkish state of Hatay and placing it under the command of its governor. The other form is that since the first day of the occupation it has been destroying or nullifying Syrian infrastructure and institutions, such as communication and electricity networks, in addition to networks of private generaters and household photovoltaics, which have been subjected to systematic theft and vandalism. After that, the ” Syrian-Turkish Energy and Electricity Company. “- : STE Enerji ” started to implement some works according to a previous contract signed with ” Local Councils ” and recently announced the providing the cities of Afrin and Janders with electrical network. On the other hand, the provocative visits of Nasr Hariri, head of the Syrian-Brotherhood Coalition, accompanied by a representative of the Kurdish National Council” KNC “, is continuing in Afrin. With a great regret, one of those visits was to olive fields seized by terrorist militias belonging to the Kurdish population, forcibly displaced, in a clear and explicit confirmation of the Council’s participation in the policies and practices of the Coalition.
Violations continue, and have never stopped, despite the calls of most international human rights organizations to the Turkish government to stop them and hold those who commit them accountable. During the last week, we have monitored some of those violations.
As a confirmation of what we have mentioned in previous reports about the Turkish government’s direct participation in the theft of olive harvest in Afrin region; and its almost complete seizure of oil trade, under the supervision of its intelligence, starting with the purchase at low prices and collecting it in a special Turkish center in the city of Jenderes, transporting it to Turkey, and then packing it in different bottles, under the name ” Authentic Turkish Product ” , to be exported to Europe and America; Turkish Zaman newspaper said in a report dated 20/11/2020 that representatives of the Turkish “Commission of Agricultural Credit Cooperatives” , traveled to the United States to market 90 thousand tons of olive oil as a Turkish product. It later became clear that they were stolen goods from olive trees planted in Syrian lands – the Syrian region of Afrin. The newspaper said: “In recognition of the occurrence of theft, Hikmat Shintin, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Hatay, said that olives enter Turkey on the condition that they are sold to foreign markets only.” In a report dated 20/11/2020, the Ahval website, quoted from Onal fkour – Vice President of the opposition Republican People’s Party: “The Free Syrian Army, supported by Turkey, stole olive trees from the local population, and that the oil that is being exported to the West via Turkey contributes to preserving the ” territorial integrity of Syria” which the Turkish authorities considered one of the reasons of the Turkish military incursions into the war-torn country”
As part of a arrest campaign suffered by the town Baadina Rajo, and under the pretext of their participation in guard shifts during the previous Self-Administration the ” military police” arrested on 16/11/2020 the citizens (Mohammed Khalil Seydo, Hanan Mostafa Shaaban, Ahmed Ali Horo, Luqman Mohammed Omar), and took them to Rajo District Center.
– On Tuesday 17/11/2020, the citizen Muhammad Nebo and his wife from the village of Hammam-Jenderes, suffered a traffic accident with a Turkish military vehicle upon their return from the village of Jalameh by motorbike, on the Tal Sallur-Jenderes road, near the village junction of Failak. As a result, ” Nebo ” right away lost his life and his wife was seriously injured with fractures. Afterwards, she was taken to a Turkish hospital.
– On Friday 20/11/2020, a landmine remnant from war exploded in an olive grove near the town of ” Telrifaat ” into four children from one forcibly displaced family from Shahba area, north of Aleppo in the Marwaniya village – Shiyeh- Afrin. They were severely injured and one of them lost his leg. Their names are ( Nabi Qazqali Bakr, Nazmi Mustafa Bakr, Diyar Mustafa Bakr, Prophet Mustafa Bakr ).
In the context of chaos and insecurity, an explosive device planted in a truck exploded on 16/11/2020 at the entrance to Afrin – Jenderes Road, without any injuries.
In the context of violations committed by the terrorist militias against trees in Afrin region, Ahrar al-Sharqiya militia, which controls the village of Khaltan-Jenderes, established a center to collect firewood from the pine and cypress trees that are cut from the mountains surrounding the village, to be sold for the benefit of the mentioned militia. Most of the militias also distribute firewood to the recruited families without distributing it to the remaining Kurdish families in the villages. Not only that, the Kurdish families are forced to bring a license for SYP25000 to bring branches from the surrounding mountains.
Attempts to beautify militia practices under the cover of ” jihad and revolution ” and cover up their misdeeds and corruption on the ground in Afrin region, do not deceive anyone, and we will continue our work alongside the honorable people of Syria in general in exposing and exposing Turkey’s hostile policies towards our country and the Kurds in particular, on the path of struggle and work to end the occupation And the existence of these terrorist militias of various names.
Media Office – Afrin
The Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria ( Yekt )
– Visit the head of the coalition and a representative ” ENKS “To one of the olive fields in Afrin, accompanied by militia members.
A package of Afrin olive oil, packed in Turkey.
– Turkish Center in Jenders to buy olive oil, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A child injured by a mine explosion in the Al – Shahba area – north of Aleppo, by the Kurdish Red Crescent.
The center for collecting firewood in the village of ” Khaltan ” – Jenderes.