Turkey accused of sending “slaves

Kurdish women have reportedly been transferred to Libya to serve as sex slaves to pro-Turkish fighters. These women have been kidnapped since the occupation of the northwestern city of Afrin began in 2018. Their fate is unknown until today.

It was a Turkish opposition parliamentarian who sounded the alarm earlier this week. Tulay Hatimogullari, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), called on parliament to conduct an investigation into the disappearance of these Kurdish women before asking the Turkish authorities about their responsibility to transfer these women to Libya to serve as “slaves”. sexual ”with pro-Turkish warriors.

She demanded that her country’s foreign minister, Mevlut Çavusoglu, shed light on the situation of these women. “Is your ministry aware of his abuse?” she asked assurance that she had collected testimony.

Call for a European or American response

For his part, Sinam Mohamad, the representative of the Syrian Democratic Council in Washington, on January 6, condemned the forced transfer to Libya of these women arbitrarily kidnapped in Afrin. These actions “do not differ”, she says “from the Islamic State organization”.

Sinam Mohamad appealed to the United States and the European Union to join an international commission of inquiry into this affair, so that “justice is done” and that “war criminals are punished”.

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