Turkey has threatened to evacuate the border area with northeast Syria from the YPG if Russia does not implement the Sochi agreement, and Ankara has accused Washington of "disbelief", while a former UN investigator called for the trial of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on charges of "committing crimes." War in Syria.
In detail, Erdogan threatened that his country would evacuate the border area with northeast Syria from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) if Russia did not fulfill its obligations under a bilateral agreement signed last week by Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi that police would ensure Russian military and Syrian border guards drive the YPG fighters 30 kilometers from the border.
Erdogan reiterated a previously threatened threat to open gates for refugees to go to Europe if European countries did not support Ankara's plans to establish a safe area in northeastern Syria that he wants to relocate refugees currently living in Turkey.
For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said that the United Nations data indicate the beginning of the return of 30 thousand people to their homes, in the area where the military operation is taking place, adding during a joint press conference held yesterday, with his German counterpart Haiku Mas, in the capital Turkish Ankara: «We saw that the United States is not sincere, we launched the military operation».
He continued: «It is unacceptable for the United States to establish a dialogue with a terrorist (referring to one of the leaders of the Organization of the People's Protection Units / PKK, which Ankara considers terrorist organizations)».
Ihsanoglu said Turkey does not see Germany's proposal for a "safe" international zone in northeastern Syria as realistic.
The meeting came after the latter described the Turkish attack as "an invasion that does not comply with international law." Germany said it would not issue any new declarations regarding the export of military equipment to Turkey that could be used in Syria. Mas also criticized Turkey's plans to return some 3.6 million refugees. Syrian to the «safe zone», identified after the attack.
Former prosecutor and former UN investigator Carla Del Ponte said Erdogan should be investigated and face war crimes charges in connection with the military operation in Syria, she said in an interview with the Schweiz am Fuchennde newspaper in Zurich. .
Del Ponte, who was a member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria, added that Turkey's intervention violates international law and reignited the conflict in Syria. “Erdogan was able to invade Syria to destroy the Kurds. "He should be charged with war crimes. He should not be allowed to escape accountability."
At the Eighteenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed that Syria's aggression and occupation of its north violated international law and the principles on which the Non-Aligned Movement was founded. Immediately for the Turkish aggression and the withdrawal of the aggressor forces, stressing the need to start immediately the political process, to implement Security Council resolution 2254.
A former UN investigator calls for Erdogan to be tried for "war crimes."