Kahramanmaraş İstiklal Üniversitesi

“The ultimate aim of Operation Peace Spring is to ensure the border security of Turkey and to establish peace in the region.”

The Republic of Turkey has been the target of PKK/PYD and DEASH for years. Due to the bloody assaults committed by these terrorist organizations, thousands of civilians, women and children in particular, have lost their lives or they were forced to displacing.

Benefiting from the civil war in Syria and dominating in some particular regions, oppressing and intimidating local population and forcing them to displace, DEASH, PKK/PYD-YPG attempt to found a terrorist state so as to threaten Turkish civilians. These terrorist organizations have been attacking the Republic of Turkey for 40 years and killed over fifty thousand civilians without discriminating women and children.

The Republic of Turkey only aims to neutralize terror and preserve the territorial integrity of Syria.

Carried out on the basis of international law, in accordance with Turkey’s right of self-defense, the main objective of Operation Peace Spring is to ensure border security and to establish peace in the region. Even on the first day of the Operation, 18 civilians including a six-month-old baby, have lost their lives, which proved the legitimacy of the Operation.

With this Operation, the Republic of Turkey, which has been hosting millions of Syrian refugees and taking all the precautions for them to maintain a comfortable life, will facilitate the return of them from Turkey to their homes in peace and safety.

As stated by the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey has no plans to change the demographic structure of its neighbors, on the contrary, Operation Peace Spring will contribute to the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria.

We, as Kahramanmaraş Istiklal University, support Operation Peace Spring and wish success to Turkish Armed Forces.

Respectfully announced to the public.

Kahramanmaraş İstiklal Üniversitesi