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Varoufakis asks the Parliament to adopt resolution for Syria

Leader of opposition party MeRA25, Yanis Varoufakis, has officially asked the Greek Parliament to adopt a resolution for an immediate ceasefire on the Turkish-Syrian border, a no-fly zone over north Syria and the immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid.

In a letter submitted to the Parliament Speaker on Wednesday, Varoufakis wrote that the Greek Parliament should call on the European Union, the European Commission and the international community to take position on the Syria issue.

“On behalf of MeRA25 parliamentary group, I send you a proposal for a resolution by the Greek parliament, with which the national representation will call on the other EU member-states, the European Commission and the international community to join in demanding:

immediate ceasefire

withdrawal of Turkish troops from Syria

a no-fly zone over north Syria

immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the stricken areas of north Syria” he wrote.

Varoufakis noted that such a resolution has next to a humanitarian dimension for the Kurdish people also a historical one for the people of Cyprus.

“When the President of Turkey, Mr. Erdogan, triumphs in paralleling (a) the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas of Syria with (b) the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the Hellenic Parliament has a double obligation to adopt such a resolution:  a humanitarian one for the Kurdish people as well as a historical one for the people in Cyprus,” Varoufakis concluded his letter.

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