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War crimes in Syria

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Two Turkish groups have released a report on the war crimes perpetrated against the Syrian people. According to them, the events started in Deraa on the “Day of Wrath” against the neoliberal policies of the Assad administration. However, the revolt lost its meaning after the constitutional referendum of February 2012, which granted to citizens more rights than they had originally claimed.

The report then scrutinizes the involvement of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and especially Turkey – surprisingly, it leaves out the United Kingdom and France. It accuses these countries of having taken advantage of the favourable circumstances, if not to have stoked the flames to bring them about. It ends with a rundown of the current lawsuits.

War Crimes Committed Against the People of Syria, by the Peace Association of Turkey and Lawyers for Justice, January 2014, 38 pp.

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