In 7/6/2017 The Authority of Tourism and Protection Antiquities Submission of a statement denounces violations which carried out by the Turkish state in historic areas of Sur Amad that registered on the List World Heritage .
The statement said:
In amidst silence world and silence media Turkish authorities begin demolishing civilian homes
In the neighborhoods of Ali Pasha and Lalbeh in the historic area in Sur Amad in north Kurdistan, Where people prevented the progress of the demolition mechanisms raising a logo (We will not deliver our homes to you ) While Turkish police are attacking the people and says If they do not abandon your homes, we will destroy them over your heads and your bodies will be under their rubble.
These mechanisms were submitted by ministerial order of the Government of Justice and Development Houses were demolished in the courtyard of the monastery in Sur area amid a siege imposed by the Turkish police on the mentioned neighborhoods an and The aim of such a decision is to change the demographics of the region ,And the demolition of the historical monuments of Amad , and the archaeological significance of Sur Amad that registered on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
We are as the Authority of Tourism and Antiquities in Al Jazira Canton we condemn this brutal and inhumane act , We appeal to UNESCO and all international institutions concerned with the protection of human heritage and heritage to stand up to the policies of the government of justice and development and the cultural genocide , Which is practiced against the people of Amad and the removal of monuments scattered in the Kurdish areas in order to fragment and erase heritage and history , And even the presence of a people like the Kurdish people.