ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A delegation from the Kurdistan Region Parliament on Saturday arrived in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to visit and eventually deliver medical assistance to civilians in the Kurdish-enclave of Afrin.
In an official statement earlier in the day, the Kurdistan Parliament announced that a delegation would visit Rojava to monitor the situation in Afrin closely.
The Parliament delegation includes representatives from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Gorran Movement, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kurdistan Communist Party, and Kurdistan Islamic Union.
The statement added that the Parliament delegation would take medicine and medical equipment with them to Afrin but did not give details about the duration of the delegation’s visit to Rojava.
Ali Halo, a KDP MP, spoke to reporters during a press conference at the Parliament before the delegation left for Afrin.
He emphasized that in the past years, Kurdish forces have been the symbol of sacrifice and struggle for democracy and human rights.
“It is unfortunate to see Kurdish forces being attacked and killed in Afrin today and previously in Kirkuk amid silence from the international community,” Halo told reporters.
On Jan. 30, the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament condemned the Turkish military operation in Afrin, calling on the United Nations and the international community to stop the attacks.
The Parliament urged Turkey to adhere to international laws and respect neighborly relations, calling for an immediate halt of its military aggression.
“We praise the resistance of the men and women in Afrin and Rojava and wish them success,” the Parliament statement added.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany