MONICA FRASSONI declares firm support for IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE in SUR, TURKEY
Monica Frassoni, co-chair of the EGP, declared the firm support of the European green party to the appeal of members of the European Parliament for an immediate cease-fire in Sur after a mission with Green/EFA Meps and Turkish Greens in the South-East of Turkey: Stop the violence from all sides.
"We witnessed a surreal and dramatic sitation, with the Turkish special forces shelling the homes of their own people, destroying not only buildings, but also cultural sites and stopping the normal course of life in the heart of the historic center of the city since December the 11th.
There are still 200 people trapped there and we ask for an immediate stop to the violence from all sides.We really don't want to see a repeat of the tragic events in Cizre occur in Sur, which led to the death of 158 people trapped in a basement.
Members of parliament also call to Madame Federica Mogherini, European high representative of Foreign Affairs, to address urgently the situation in Sur."