President of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Rahman Mustafa sent a letter to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighting the desperate catastrophic situation in Eastern Ghouta. Mustafa expressed hope that Ankara will take action save civilians and put an end to the genocide against them.
“Your Excellency, the people of Eastern Ghouta are facing an extermination. Your action will prevent the death of many more. We count on the Republic of Turkey to spare no effort to ensure an end to the suffering of the Syrian people, and that their just demands of freedom, dignity and justice are fulfilled,” the letter said.
Mustafa added: “Almost every hospital in Eastern Ghouta has gone out of service leaving hundreds of injured by the indiscriminate bombardment at the risk of losing their lives because of the lack of medical care. We fear that without urgent action, a major loss of civilian life – on an unprecedented scale – may be imminent.”
“We believe that the Assad regime can only persist in this criminal behavior as long as it enjoys the impunity it has enjoyed so far by the international inaction let alone the active support of its allies, particularly Russia.”
Mustafa called upon the Turkish president to press for the stopping of the barbaric attack on civilians in eastern Ghouta by compelling the Assad regime to abide by the terms of a cessation of hostilities. He also called for helping in allowing unfettered and immediate humanitarian access and medical aid to the area.
Mustafa also called for holding into account those responsible for these crimes and ensuring the preventing of repetition such gross violations. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)