The People’s Defence Forces (YPG) General Command has released a statement reporting ongoing violations and attacks by the Turkish state on the border of Rojava, West Kurdistan (North Syria).
Recalling the previous attacks by the Turkish military against Rojava and YPG positions at the border, the statement said these attacks and violations continued at a time when there is the search for a resolution to the crisis in Syria.
The YPG also highlighted the latest border violation by Turkish troops in the village of Sermisax, on 28-29 January, saying; “Turkish soldiers also fired at the local people who gathered near the border to protest the attack on 30 January. The attack, fortunately, didn’t result in casualties.”
The YPG statement stressed that they would not remain silent against provocative attacks by the Turkish military any longer. “In the event of a violation of the Rojava border by the Turkish state and its military forces, we will defend our land and people. In such a case, the administration of the Turkish state will be fully responsible,” read the statement.
Turkey and its AKP government are seen as being responsible for preventing the Democratic Union Party (PYD) being invited to the Geneva III Talks.