BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – A Kurdish representative of the self-administration of northern and eastern Syria in Germany told Kurdistan 24 this week that Germany should establish a no-fly zone in Syria’s northern region in order to prevent a Turkish military invasion.
The representative, Ibrahim Murad, told Kurdistan 24 that creating a no-fly zone over northern Syria would not only show a serious commitment eliminating the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) but also, helping find a peaceful political settlement in the country.
“The German government should act to establish this no-fly zone. Why Germany? Because it is big and has its influence in the EU and world,” he told the online publication.
“The German government should take [the proposal] seriously and we hope that it will use its relationship with the US and others to achieve this,” he said.
He would add that that if Turkey did launch their attack on their positions, it would destabilize the region and put the battle against the Islamic State at risk.
“There are thousands of [IS] terrorists imprisoned in the self-administration’s jails and any attack will destabilize the situation and give them chance to run away,” he added.