Kurdistan leader urges UNSC to stop Turkish operation in Syria

IRBIL, President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) Nechirvan Barzani has called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to pressure Turkey to halt its operation in Syria.

“War and clashes only exacerbate issues, dangers, and unrest in the region, and they destroy the achievements in the defeat of Daesh and are in the interest of no one,” Barzani said in a statement on Thursday, using the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State group.

“That is why we call on the international community and the Security Council to find a just solution for the future of Syria in a manner that guarantees the rights of all components and to play its role for stopping war, return of stability, protecting peace, dialogue, and a political solution seriously and to prevent civilians from being displaced.” He underlined that the war opens the door for death and the displacement of civilians, the creation of instability in all of the region, and makes the danger and threat of the resurgence of terror more serious and bigger.

Barzani recalled that the Kurdistan Region and Iraq have given “many sacrifices to destroy terror and have seen the plight of war”.

He cautioned that the Turkish operation could lead to “unexpected and dangerous outcomes” for the Middle East and the world.

“That is why, in a bid to stop war and establish peace, we continue our efforts and we are ready for any assistance and inter-mediation,” Barzani added.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced the start of a broad Turkish military operation, named Operation Peace Spring, inside Syria to clear the border areas from Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian offshoot People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Source: Kuwait News Agency