The statement said: “The Armenian people will defend our lands by fighting against all attacks. We will not take a single step back. We know the Turkish state closely because of the massacres and genocides it has committed in history. The Turkish state has a bloody history and continues to attack. For this reason, as the children of a people subjected to genocide, we will protect the regions and lands we live in, and we will never leave the battlefield.”
The latest attack by the Turkish state on 20 June, which resulted in the death of Qamishlo Canton Council co-chair Yusra Darwish, her deputy Leyman Shiwesh and council member Firat Tûma, and the injury of co-chair Şemûn Gabî, was condemned.