A renewed invasion of Syria by the Turkish army is imminent. The goal is the Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria, where pluralism, democracy, gender equality and ecology characterize multi-ethnic and multi-religious social coexistence.
The military invasion violates international law and, as in Afrin, will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe with massacres and mass displacement.
The danger of re-strengthening of IS is also enormous. The invasion can lead to the release of tousands of IS fighters currently detained in Northern Syria. Against the background of previous terrorist attacks, this also poses a danger for the West, especially Europe.
The international community is called upon to stop Turkey's occupation policy. The Middle East needs no further destabilisation. The Kurds and their allies are a central factor of stability that has to be supported.
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