Recent Turkish threats on northeast Syria violate 2019 agreements: Future Syria Party

RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – The recent Turkish military threats on northeast Syria violate Turkey’s promises to commit to the trilateral 2019 agreements it had signed with the US and Russia, an official of the Raqqa-based Future Syria Party, said on Saturday.

Recently, news outlets run by the Turkish government quote officials, including the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking about a possible further military action in northeast Syria.

In 2019, Turkey signed two agreements with Russia and the US that stipulated a ceasefire in Sere Kaniye area (Ras al-Ain) and Tel Abyad, and the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from Turkish borders.

“The agreements signed between Turkey and Russia are not always in favor of the Turkish expansionist dream in Syria. Therefore, Ankara always breaches the agreements,” Ibrahim al-Qaftan, head of the Future Syria Party said.

“Turkey shows clear hatred to any hints of stability in northeast Syria and always seeks to occupy more and more Syrian lands and commits human rights violations against Syrian people,” al-Qaftan told North Press.    

“Turkey managed to make Syrian combatants fight for its side, invest the Syrian revolutionary movement for its own favor and to implement its agendas inside many regions in the Middle East,” he added.

Nowadays, the indigenous people in Turkish-controlled areas following its military operation against northeast Syria in 2019, live in dire economic and security conditions. Moreover, they are exposed to violations to push them to immigrate and change the area demographically, according to al-Qaftan.

“Politicians in northeast Syria speak up for a dialogue among all Syrian parties to find a solution for the Syrians’ suffering and a political transition in accordance with the UN Resolution 2254.”

Reporting by Ammar Abdullatif

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