Over the past several weeks, PeaceQuest has received news releases from The Board of Democratic Kurdish Federation of Canada with statements with regard to the increase in hostilities by Turkish troops in the Kurdish region around the city of Afrin in northern Syria.
Claims of indiscriminate attacks on civilians have been documented by Amnesty International.
PeaceQuest has consistently supported diplomatic efforts to bring this tragic conflict to an end. This recent escalation in the violence would seem to suggest that efforts to end the war in the region continue to fall short.
PeaceQuest urges Canada, through the United Nations, to double its efforts to resolve this human tragedy.
You can help encourage Canada to take a stand on this issue in three ways:
- sign this petition to the Government of Canada
- write to your local MP
- write directly to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Let your voice be joined with ours in our ongoing quest for peace.
NEW – Read their latest news update received on March 30th.
NEW – Wikipedia has an thorough record of the conflict including reactions from the international community.