41 senators have signed the petition launched by Senate Member Olivier Leonhardt calling the government to support Afrin.
The petition launched in the French Senate calling for a stop to the Turkish state and their mercenaries’ invasion attempt against Afrin.
Democratic and Social Europe Group member Oliver Leonhardt launched the petition in the Senate and it has been signed by 41 senators since.
The call to the French government points out the Kurds’ fight against ISIS gangs and stresses that thousands of Kurdish fighters have lost their lives. The call points out that the Kurds are subjected to attacks by the Erdoğan regime in Afrin and other places and stresses that the 800.000 Kurds, Arabs and other peoples living in the canton, as well as the refugees from other regions, are at risk.
The call points out that the attacks of Erdoğan and his regime are violations of international law and states that peace and stability in the region are under threat.
The senators issued the following call to the French government:
“Defending those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, showing solidarity with our allies and comrades at arms is a moral necessity for France, the US and all members of the International Coalition. It is time to break the silence of the international public in this attack and war. We implore France to raise her voice and to use all the influence she has in the United Nations Security Council and the European Union to demand the Turkish army retreat from Afrin and immediately stop their intervention.”
Various other senators are expected to join the call in the coming days.
The current signatories and their provinces are as follows:
Stéphane Artano, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Viviane Artigalas, Hautes-Pyrénées
Esther Benbassa, Paris
Maryvonne Blondin, Finistère
Jean-Pierre Corbisez, Pas-de-Calais
Nathalie Delattre, Gironde
Nassimah Dindar, Réunion
Rémi Féraud, Paris
Jean-Luc Fichet, Finistère
Bernard Fournier, Loire
Jean-Marc Gabouty, Haute-Vienne
André Gattolin, Hauts-de-Seine
Fabien Gay, Seine-Saint-Denis
Eric Gold, Puy-de-Dôme
Guillaume Gontard, l’Isère
Jean-Pierre Grand, l’Hérault
Véronique Guillotin, Meurthe-et-Moselle
Benoît Huré, Ardennes
Patrice Joly, Nièvre
Mireille Jouve, Bouches-du-Rhône
Roger Karoutchi, Hauts-de-Seine
Eric Kerrouche, Landes
Joël Labbé, Morbihan
Françoise Laborde, Haute-Garonne
Olivier Léonhardt, l’Essonne
Claudine Lepage, Yurtdışı Fransızları senatörü
Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Paris
Jean-Jacques Lozach, Creuse
Monique Lubin, Landes
Didier Marie, Seine-Maritime
Rachel Mazuir, l’Ain
André Reichardt, Bas-Rhin
Sylvie Robert, Ille-et-Vilaine
Laurence Rossignol, l’Oise
Jean-Pierre Sueur, Loiret
Sophie Taillé-Polian, Val-de-Marne
Rachid Temal, Val-d’Oise
Jean-Louis Tourenne, Ille-et-Vilaine
Jean-Pierre Vial, Savoie
Jean-Pierre Vogel , Sarthe