Qa-60, 11 October 2019, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of The Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Statement Made By Panos Moumtzis, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator For The Syria Crisis

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 11.10.2019

We strongly condemn and totally reject the statement made by Panos Moumtzis, United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis in which he relates the safe zone to be established in north-east Syria with the Srebrenica genocide.

Our reaction to this irresponsible statement, in which the Regional Coordinator oversteps his limits, has already been conveyed to UN officials.

The Regional Coordinator should be the best placed to know that Turkey hosts nearly four million Syrians and provides humanitarian aid to millions of people in this country.

The fact that the said person has not shown any sensitivity while the terror organization PYD/YPG has applied oppression and violence foremost against Kurds, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Arameans and all the people of the region, can also be seen as a manifestation of an unhealthy point of view.

In addition, Turkey made the utmost effort in order to prevent the Srebrenica genocide and this fact in no doubt is well known by an UN official coming from this region. Turkish public opinion is highly sensitive on the Srebrenica genocide and thereby its abuse by a distorted mindset is utterly unacceptable.

Ahmet Peyami Kalyoncu Consul General
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:30

Submission of Documents: 09.30-12.30
1/1/2020 1/1/2020 New Year's Day
1/25/2020 1/25/2020 Lunar New Year's Day
1/27/2020 1/28/2020 The third and fourth day of Lunar New Year
4/4/2020 4/4/2020 Ching Ming Festival
4/10/2020 4/11/2020 Goof Friday and the day following Good Friday
4/13/2020 4/13/2020 Easter Monday
4/30/2020 4/30/2020 Birthday of the Buddha
5/1/2020 5/1/2020 Labour Day
5/24/2020 5/24/2020 Feast of Ramadan
6/25/2020 6/25/2020 Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival)
7/1/2020 7/1/2020 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
7/31/2020 7/31/2020 Feast of Sacrifice
10/1/2020 10/2/2020 National Day of PRC
10/2/2020 10/2/2020 The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
10/26/2020 10/26/2020 The day following Chung Yeung Festival
10/29/2020 10/29/2020 National Day of the Republic of Turkey
12/25/2020 12/26/2020 Christmas