The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Under pressure by Turkish authorities | Leader in Kurdish National Council calls for stopping protests in Jendires

Turkish intelligence arrests civilian participating in Jendires demonstrations

Aleppo province: SOHR sources have reported that a leader in the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) in Jendires district called for stopping protests, where the district has experienced renewed protests for the fifth consecutive day. This comes after Turkish authorities exerted pressure on leaders of the Kurdish National Council, while Turkish intelligence service threatened to arrest everyone participating in protests.

 

During the speech he gave before the crowds participating in toady’s protests, the leader who is known by his initials as S. A. said that everyone participating in the protests had to endure consequences and that the council would not be responsible for the arrest of any of them. He also stressed that the council had no intention to continue marches or protests.

 

These statements triggered a state of considerable discontent among the residents who considered that these statements reflected the leader’s own opinion, amid reports by the residents to continue protests until their demands are fulfilled.

 

On the other hand, a civilian was arrested at a checkpoint of Turkish intelligence, when he was on way home after participating in demonstrations in Jendires in Afrin countryside, amid concerns by the residents about launching a broad arrest campaign targeting everyone participated in the protests, under fabricated accusations of “dealing with the former Autonomous Administration.”

 

Also, loyalists of the “National Army” called for staging a demonstration under the slogan of “our flag and our revolution are our honour” on March 26, as a response to raising flags and posters related to Kurdistan Region of Iraq during Jendires protests.