The Afrin operation of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has nothing to do with our country’s national interests. This operation is a new link of Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) interventions against the sovereignty of Syria.

Attacks of imperialist-sponsored reactionary forces have turned the country into a bloodbath and displaced millions of Syrian people since 2011. Although the jihadist gangs were largely repelled, the recent developments prove that all powers are the enemies of stability and peace in Syria.

Rising tensions in the global relations and hot beds of old and new crisis call for unity and efforts of all peace forces for closing foreign military bases, particularly U.S. and NATO foreign military bases, around the globe. The peace forces are obligated to send clear message that U.S. and NATO foreign military bases represent the tools of hegemonism, aggression, occupation, and that as such must be closed.

The Peace Committee of Turkey, the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace, and the Cyprus Peace Council successfully held their 8th trilateral meeting on 15-17th December 2017, in İzmir, Turkey under the auspices of the World Peace Council.

Israel’s intervention in the ongoing tensions in the Middle East has intensified again recently. Frequent bombings of Syria, the attempts to escalate the tension with Iran and similar interferences have come to the fore more often.

The U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is in parallel with such developments.

Recently, the President of the USA, Donald Trump announced that the embassy of the USA in Tel Aviv, Israel will be moved to Jerusalem recognizing it as the capital of Israel. As predictable, this has created outrage in the whole world especially in Middle East. We condemn the US President’s move as it drags the Middle East region’s peace to a more vulnerable state.

The Palestinian Committee for Peace and Solidarity (PCPS) salutes all peace loving people all over the world for their position of solidarity with the Palestinian people and their condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as “capital of Israel” which constitutes a violation of International law and all relevant UN resolutions about Jerusalem which consider Jerusalem as part of occupied the Palestinian land and its eastern part and as a capital of future Palestinian state.

El Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos manifiesta su firme condena a la decisión unilateral del Presidente de los EEUU Donald Trump de reconocer a Jerusalén como la capital del Estado de Israel, destrozando con su firma la diplomacia política sostenida durante decenios por los sucesivos gobernantes de esa nación, y desoyendo las opiniones de los mandatarios de las grandes potencias europeas y musulmanas.

The developments in the Middle East over recent months have taken a sharp turn towards militarisation and outright conflict - and even the start of a new war in the region due to the meddling of the US, Saudi and Israeli governments in fanning the flames in the region.


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