Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to commit crimes against the Syrian people, including the Kurds, in Afrin by occupying Syrian territory and supporting ISIS and other violent terrorist groups. The gunmen affiliated to these terrorist groups once again committed crimes following an international committee of inquiry of the United Nations recently announced that Turkish-affiliated armed groups were committing crimes against civilians in Syrian Kurdistan.
Gunmen affiliated to Erdogan-backed groups opened fire on a one-year-old boy with his father on a motorcycle in Afrin, killing one-year-old Yusuf Osman. These people have never been arrested nor tried. Human rights organizations and children’s rights defenders must try to prosecute the criminal Recep Tayyip Erdogan so that more civilians will not fall victim to his neo-Ottoman ambitions.