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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat May 09, 2020 4:25 am

Turkey's occupation of northern Syria includes population transfers
Turkey’s transfer of Syrian families to Tell Abyad from Afrin has reignited worries of demographic engineering in northern Syria.

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... z6LuL8hsQv
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu May 14, 2020 3:30 am

https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/05/13/c ... ith-syria/

He (Christodoulidis) also noted that Syria appealed to the United Nations not to ratify the Muslim Brotherhood Libyan-Turkey agreement to carve up Greek maritime space between them.

He stressed that Turkey is involved in the internal affairs of other countries, while violating the embargo after sending weapons to Libya, as well as instrumentalising immigration for their own benefit.

Most important however is that he said the Cyprus diplomatic mission in Syria was reopening.
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon May 18, 2020 10:59 pm

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... Newsletter

...following the money.

Aside from foreign aid, the revenue wheel spins on three main pillars: “taxes” taken from shopkeepers, “customs fees” taken from vehicles crossing at checkpoints between regions and criminal activities such as looting, other taking of property and ransom.

Ankara doesn’t impose customs fees on basic needs and foods at crossings linking Turkey and Syria’s rebel-held territories, but Turkish-backed rebels do. Armed rebels have also turned domestic crossings into de facto “customs” points. Such “customs fees” taken from vehicles crossing at checkpoints between regions are often described as “extortion money.”
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Re: The war against Syria

Postby Maximus » Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am

An interesting article,

There is strong evidence that Turkey and its proxy militias have committed numerous human rights abuses and war crimes in Syria.

New avenues have opened for victims to seek justice. The ECtHR is open to Syrian victims

Turkey has occupied parts of northern Syria, establishing administrative offices and maintaining a contingent of troops and proxies. The administration of these regions answers to and survives only thanks to the backing of the Turkish government and military. By any reasonable measure, Turkey’s presence in northern Syria has all of the trappings of an occupation as it retains effective control over these areas.

As a result, Turkey must respect the mandates of the ECHR, and Syrians have a right to bring claims for violations of their human rights by Turkey before the ECtHR.

https://www.justsecurity.org/70268/turk ... n-victims/
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Re: The war against Syria

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Re: The war against Syria

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:50 pm

...the victims of torture in Syria begin their testimony, in a German "Völkerstrafgesetzbuch".

https://www.dw.com/en/syrian-victims-of ... m_ln=31530
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