Ecology Council at Kongra Star denounced the crimes of the Turkish occupation against nature and the environment through its use of chemical and biological weapons, considering them as “human and environmental war crimes”, and appealing to environmental organizations to protect them from “environmental terrorists”.
On Tuesday, Ecology Council at Kongra Star in Rojava issued a statement to the public opinion, a copy of which we have received, regarding the targeting of capitalist countries, and in particular the Turkish occupation state, the environment through its use of chemical weapons in its attacks on the region.
He explained, “We note that the more technology advances and develops, causing massive destruction to the nature, similar to the fire that devours everything, as we saw a few years ago how the Amazon forests and others were set on fire, which is the best area in which the earth can breathe better, those fires were attributed to natural factors by the capitalists and industrialists, aiming to conceal and mislead their crimes and their war against nature, so that the scene would be repeated over and over again, but in different ways and goals.”
The statement continued, saying, “The abuses carried out by the AKP government in the Kurdistan lands for years, which increase in brutality with the increase of occupation and terrorism, have occupied and launched the most violent attacks on the northern Syria, until today they have cut down many trees, foremost of which are olive trees that are thousands of years old, This is in pursuit of the geographical and climatic change in the region, in addition to destroying tourist and archaeological centers and burning agricultural lands to record the highest standards in its hostility to the environment with all its contents, trees, rivers, living creatures and killing humanity.”
The statement noted that” in the legitimate defense zones, it (in reference to the Turkish state) every day burns the mountains and cuts down their trees, causing a geographic change and destroying an environment that includes dozens of species of animals, birds and herbs that affect the ecological balance. Huge fires were ignited in the tourist forests of Antalya and Marmaris and many other Turkish cities to reach more than 300 fires that entered the Greek lands as well to extend to Kurdistan and others, to devour the fires that they do not want to control dozens of populated cities and make them completely stricken, to equal their devastating impact the pandemic COVID 19″ which claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people in exchange for achieving some economic and commercial interests.
At the conclusion of its statement, the Council called on all environmental institutions, organizations, activists and parties, as well as all parties and bodies concerned with protecting the rights of the environment and the climate, “to assume responsibility for maintaining the ecological balance and thus protecting the environment from climate changes fabricated by environmental terrorists who seek to achieve some dirty interests that will lead the planet to doom.” If they continue with their environmental terrorism.”