Once again hundreds of people in Central London took to the streets, in order to demand UK to stop supporting Turkey’s military campaign against the Kurds in Afrin, Syria, which has been caused so many deaths till now.
UK government has been supporting the Turkey’s military campaign from the beginning of the war between them and the Kurds in Afrin. Although there have been so many documents which showed that human rights in Afrin has been ignored, UK didn’t stop its financial and military supports.
The furious people marched in the streets and asked the Prime Minister Theresa May for reconsidering the sale of millions of pounds worth of arms to Ankara, as it seeks to clear the northwest Syrian region of its Kurdish community.
“The West and particularly EU countries certainly have a debt and definitely a moral debt to the Kurds, who have fought and defeated ISIS in Syria and the Middle East so any support, declaration of support is necessary and needed,” said one of the demonstrators.
“They [the UK] are still selling arms to the Turkish government and Turkish state and despite having an incredible human rights abuse and violation record, only a few months ago, Theresa May signed an £100 million ($140.4 million) fighter-jet deal with [Turkish President] Erdogan,” she continued.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, over 140 civilians are said to have been killed by Turkey’s ‘Olive Branch’ operation since January 20. People asked for human rights for people, especially the civilians in Afrin.