After being forced by the PYD terror group to flee their homes in northern Syria, displaced civilians have rejected calls to return to their homes.
PYD, the Syria affiliate of the terrorist PKK organization, declared federalism in areas under its control in northern Syria earlier this month, in a move that has invited a storm of outrage inside Syria.
"PYD neither respects law or ethics," Ghassan Derbas, a city council member of the northern Tal Rifaat city, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
Derbas, who was forced to flee the city following an assault by PKK terrorists and now resides at a refugee camp, said PYD terrorists have destroyed towns in northern Syria and have stolen public and private property.
"We will not return to our town until this terrorist group gets out of it," said Derbas. "[Arabs] and Kurds have lived together for many years, but the PYD terrorists tarnished this brotherhood and came to divide the society."
According to a tally compiled by Anadolu Agency, more than 361,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted in 2011.