United Nations: Turkey is responsible for war crimes
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) stated that the violations committed in the areas under the Turkish occupation state amount to “war crimes”, and indicated that Turkey bears responsibility.
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After the publication of the report of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michel Bachelet, issued a statement from the United Nations Office in Geneva, focusing on the crimes committed by the Turkish occupation state and its mercenaries in the occupied areas in northern Syria.
Ongoing crimes in the areas under Turkish occupation
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said: “The human rights situation is extremely dangerous in the north, northwest and northeast of Syria, where Turkish forces and their affiliated armed groups control them, and violence and crime are rampant in these areas.”
Bachelet added, “At a time when Syria in general is witnessing human rights violations against civilians and violations of global human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Office has documented serious human rights violations and a sharp rise in crime and killings in Afrin and Ras al-Ain (Sere Kaniye) during recent months in a calling manner. Of concern, as the kidnapping and illegal transfer of people have been documented, in addition to the forcible seizure of land, property, money and the forced displacement of people from the area.
The mercenary factions of the Turkish state seize the lands and properties of the people.
Bachelet stated that armed groups affiliated with the Turkish state looted and looted in those areas and seized the homes, lands and properties of the people of the region. She added, “The United Nations Human Rights Office has documented serious human rights violations and has also testified that children and women civilians were kidnapped and disappeared, and the fate of many remains. Of those arrested and kidnapped are unknown.”
Violations fall under “war crimes” and Turkey bears responsibility
Bachelet stressed that the violations committed in these areas fall within the context of “war crimes” and are subject to international law, and that Turkey bears responsibility for what is going on there. “People who live in these areas have the right to demand and obtain protection, so we call on Turkey To conduct an immediate, impartial and independent investigation into these crimes documented with us, to reveal the fate of the kidnapped and detained, and to clarify those responsible for these crimes.
The High Commissioner, Bachelet, stated, “Some of the kidnapped persons were transferred to Turkey!” She said: “It is an inconvenient and dangerous issue that falls within the context of war crimes.”