AYF-YOARF Eastern Region Condemns Turkish Invasion of Northern Syria

The Armenian Youth Federation-Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF), Eastern Region Central Executive and its Central Hai Tahd Council express their deep concern about the Turkish military invasion into northern Syria this week.

Following the removal of American forces from the border, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an attack in northern Syria. The victims of the bombing include Armenians, Kurds, Assyrians and Arabs. Many of these ethnic and religious communities were founded by refugees fleeing Ottoman persecution, such as the Armenian Genocide. Once again, they are facing ethnic cleansing at the hands of Turkey. This violent invasion will bring disaster to all those living in the region.

Through these actions, Erdogan and the Turkish government once again prove to the world that they are the legitimate heirs to the Ottoman Empire’s legacy of hegemony, tyranny and oppression.

The AYF-YOARF ER strongly condemns the unlawful attacks by Turkish forces, which undermine the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic and endanger the lives of those living within its borders. We look to our world leaders to prevent further bloodshed and denounce the actions of Erdogan and his government.

Founded in 1933, The Armenian Youth Federation is an international, non-profit, youth organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF). The AYF-YOARF Eastern United States stands on five pillars that guide its central activities and initiatives: Educational, Hai Tahd, Social, Athletic and Cultural. The AYF also promotes a fraternal attitude of respect for ideas and individuals amongst its membership. Unity and cooperation are essential traits that allow members of the organization to work together to realize the AYF’s objectives.


  1. The Turk is twice as bad for not only being proud of their bloody history, but wishing to repeat it, Armenians, Greeks, Kurds and the international community must stand tall and tell Turkey it won’t let it do to the Kurds what it’s already done to the Armenians, Turkey is going to destroy itself internally and maybe fall into civil war sometime down the track, if that happens, it’s even worse for Greece, Armenia and the Kurds. We must bring Turkish atrocities to light to the international public and expose the lies of the Turkish diaspora organizations, the so called Turkish coalition of America and we must expose their corruption to the US public, the fact that they are the biggest doners to campaigns for US senators who are pro-Turkey should not surprise anyone here


  2. Mr. Erdogan and the Turkish army chose a very good time to step over its borders and attack innocent people. Over the years Europe, America, Russia including Israel and the whole world is resposible for this current attacks on innocent people. Look back how in noumerous ways and means you have supported this despot and now like a senseless drunken lunatic once again wiping out innocent residents across his border.

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