Yesterday, with the Hashtags #TürkmenlereZulümDursun #StopViolenceToTurkmens he started on Twitter, Mr. Adnan Oktar drew attention to the attacks carried out by the armed forces of the Iraq- Damascus Islamic State organization against Turkmen living in the Çobanbey region of Aleppo.
Turkmen have been in a struggle against the Al-Assad regime along with the Free Syrian Army for the last two and a half years. In this struggle they gave hand in hand with the Syrian people, Turkmen gave 28,000 martyrs. However, over the last few days Turkmen have been left alone facing the Iraq- Damascus Islamic State group. Today, 214 Turkmen villages near the Turkish border are under attack from this group because of the lack of means the Turkmen are suffering from. Yesterday, Çobanbey town was besieged by the Iraq- Damascus Islamic State. Seven Turkmen villages have been evacuated.
Çobanbey is located just across from Kilis and is about one and a half kilometers from the Turkish border. The residents of Çobanbey are fleeing towards the Turkish border which is the only way out for them. The Turkmen women are being killed by snipers and the Syrian Turkmen families who are subjected to the attacks of the Iraq- Damascus Islamic State say that the life in their country is getting even worse each day.
In order to attract attention to this horror that Turkmen living in the region are suffering through and to stop this persecution, Mr. Adnan Oktar made a call to the whole world. Mr. Adnan Oktar’s call has been supported by thousands of people over social media and the hashtags #TürkmenlereZulümDursun #StopViolenceToTurkmens have taken their places in the trending topics lists of Twitter, both in Turkey and worldwide.