No: 191, 1 July 2019, Press Release Regarding Un Special Representative For Children And Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba's Signing Of An 'action Plan' With The So-called 'syrian Democratic Forces' Dominated By The Pkk/pyd/ypg Terrorist Organization

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 02.07.2019

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba’s meeting with PKK terrorist "Ferhat Abdi Şahin", who commands the so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces" dominated by the PKK/PYD/YPG terrorist organization, to sign an "Action Plan" at the UN Office in Geneva without the knowledge of the members is a grave incident which we strongly condemn.

Following the said incident, necessary demarches have been immediately made to the UN authorities. There can be no explanation for the UN, which should be at the forefront in the fight against terrorism, to strike a deal with a terrorist organization. This act also constitutes a clear breach by the UN of its own resolutions on terrorism.

The UN’s confirmation that the terrorist organization PKK/PYD/YPG has committed against children the gravest violations of international law and international humanitarian law, including the forceful recruitment and use, is important in terms of revealing once again the track record of the terrorist organization in this regard. It is, however, utterly unacceptable that the UN has taken a terrorist organization with blood on its hands as an interlocutor to address this problem.

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