Syriac Union Party Condemns Turkish Drone Strikes in Syria’s Derik

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – The Syriac Union Party condemned on Thursday the Turkish drone strikes that resulted in the killing of three Syriac members of the Sutoro Police, affiliated with the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish), in the city of Derik (al-Malikiyah) in the far northeast of Syria. 

The Syriac Union Party urged in statement the U.S.-led Global coalition, the U.S., and Russia to pressure Turkey to cease its attacks on areas held by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

The statement added that Turkey’s ongoing threat to Northeast Syria destabilizes the region, which in turn affects the activities of the Islamic State (ISIS) and militias affiliated with Turkey, Iran, and the Syrian government. 

Furthermore, the statement added that the AANES has never posed a threat to Turkish national security and that it always seeks to establish good neighborly relations with all bordering countries.

On Feb.28, Turkish drone strikes targeted four vehicles in Derik, resulting in casualties and material damage to areas surrounding the scene of the attacks.

By Abdulsalam Khoja