Sixty-eight members of the European Parliament called for the formation of a delegation to travel to northern Syria and gather information on the situation in the areas of the Autonomous Administration, now and in the past, as groups supported by Turkey have been accused to commit human rights. rapes and war crimes, according to Turkey’s European Commission civilian website.
In an open letter to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, members of the European Parliament called on the Turkish government to stop its political, economic and military support to all groups involved in the systematic human rights violations documented in the United Nations report. United on Syria.
It should be noted that the United Nations Commission of Inquiry has found that mercenary groups affiliated with Turkey have committed systematic looting, sexual violence, confiscation of property, and widespread arbitrary deprivation of liberty.
The members of the European Parliament pointed out that “the victims, most of them Kurds, who fled these atrocities are currently in the regions of the Autonomous Administration of northeast Syria”, and asked Sassoli to initiate “a dialogue with the body politician from the Administration and eastern Syria, and to engage in talks with displaced people from areas under Turkish occupation. “
Members of the European Parliament said that after further investigations, the prosecution of perpetrators of rights violations and war crimes could begin within the framework of the International Criminal Court.