Afrîn/Rojava – Call to action for all international environmental and ecological organizations

Someone needs to shove an olive branch up erdogan’s arse

Kurdistan Solidarity Network

This is a call from the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement, 08.02.2018, Diyarbakir (Amed)

The military attack of the Turkish state in Afrîn, the western part of Rojava respectively the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, has entered its 20th day. This war of aggression has raised serious concerns by peace campaigners and smpathizers in Turkey and the world. The war against Afrîn gravely affects all parts of society and threatens to displace people in big numbers and further destablisise the surrounding region. Every day the civilian losses increase and tens of thousands of people are faced with forced displacement.

Wars cause untold destruction on the environment and human health. The continuation of this attack on Afrîn will result in the irreversible devastation of the natural environment. News has reached us that tens of thousands of olive trees have already been damaged or destroyed. Last week air-dropped bombs damaged the Meydanki Dam to…

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