Mardin Metropolitan Municipal co-mayor Ahmet Türk has told US Adana Consul, John L. Espinoza, that the world’s silence at ISIS attacks on Kurdish regions has upset Kurds. He told the US Consul, during a visit to Mardin, that: “the Turkish state’s conniving with ISIS crossing borders makes Kurds wonder about the government’s sincerity regarding the peace process.”
The Adana American Consul, John L. Espiroza, paid a visit to Mardin Metropolitan Municipal co-mayors Ahmet Türk and Februniye Akyol.
‘The world’s silence at attacks on Kurds is shocking’
At the meeting in the Mardin Metropolitan Municipality Mayoral office, Türk said that developments in the Middle East concerned everyone, adding: “Recent attacks by ISIS on Kurdish regions are being followed anxiously by Kurds. The silence of the whole world at these attacks is seriously troubling the Kurds, as we are aware that such anti-democratic forces pose a threat to everyone, not just the Kurds. I hope that democracy will prevail in the Middle East.”
Türk continued: “There is peace at the moment here, and important steps are being taken. Meanwhile there are attacks by ISIS in Kobane and the Turkish state’s conniving with ISIS crossing borders makes Kurds wonder about the government’s sincerity regarding the peace process.”
‘The US supports the peace process’
John L. Espinoza said it was his first visit to Mardin, adding: “I am delighted to be here. Everyone told me what a historical city Mardin was. And there are important developments taking place in the region. I arrived in Turkey 2 years ago. I am trying to visit the regions. We hope the process will be successful. We are trying to assist as regards the Syrian guests here. Turkey is a very important country for us. We want to strengthen are relationship with the people of Turkey.”
ANF – MARDIN 16.07.2014