The National Initiative for Afrin:
Is a civil, voluntary, independent, and non-profit initiative. The initiative aims firstly at organizing the efforts of Afrin region people abroad, and secondly organizing the power of national Kurds and Syrians to be a wide and transparent arena for all those who want to work for the Afrin issue. To work for returning its original inhabitants back who were forcibly displaced, return of course under the international guarantees and legal safeguards.
To expose the violations of the Turkish government and its affiliated forces in all the possible ways diplomatically, informationally in media, legally and publicly.
The initiative is not a substitution for any other political, institutional, platformer or organizational activities that are working and struggling for the Afrin issue. Rather the Initiative aims to gather and coordinate those Afrin issue efforts to create louder voice and a stronger presence in the international, political, and humanitarian fields.
The initiative agenda and objects:
1• The initiative will continue until the end of the occupation and the abolishment of all its consequences.
2• Exposing the crimes and the violations of Turkish occupation and its loyal factions in the Afrin region and stopping the demographic changing and making it a public issue.
3• Documenting and archiving all the violations and crimes which have been committed by the Turkish occupation and its military groups against the indigenous people especially women, children, and elderly people, against the religious minorities “Yazidis, Alwites, and Christians” and covey all this to the International and Human Rights organizations and working to bring to justice the perpetrators of war-crimes, genocide and ethnic crimes which committed in Afrin.
4• Offering help and support to those who are forcibly displaced from the Afrin region wherever they are “as much as possible” and assuring them a dignified and safe return based on international safeguard.
5• Working to send the international and humanitarian organization and the neutral media to the Afrin region and the Shahba region to reveal the truth and recognize the situation closely.
6• Working to coordinate all the efforts which are done for the Afrin issue and its people, and coordinate with different civic activities in other Syrian regions which have similar situations to Afrin.
7• Confronting the Turkish media and other global, regional, and local platforms that support the Turkish occupation, legitimize all the crimes committed in the Afrin region by the military groups which Turkey supports, or beautify their image.
The National Initiative for Afrin