The European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) celebrated Easter and stated: “We should form a common life fighting together for a free and equal life that will be established by different religions and identities”.
KCDK-E issued a statement on the occasion of Easter, noting that Mesopotamia has been a place where humanity and religions have been formed and where diversities have been recognised. It emphasized that Easter has also been a celebration of an egalitarian and libertarian common life system.
However, it noted that the Turkish state represents the mindset of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), implements genocidal policies on peoples of the Middle East and Mesopotamia, and assaults historical, cultural and religious values of ‘Others’ because of its monolithic mindset.
Implementing ‘genocide’ on all beliefs and cultures to maintain its ‘occupation’, the Turkish state – the KCKD-E stated – has destroyed languages and religions by assimilating them, and ignoring the values of peoples. The KCDK-E pointed out that the only solution was for all peoples, including Christians, to engage in a joint struggle against that mentality.
The KCDK-E concluded by stating that recognition of the common life of religions, cultures and differences was the only way forward for the salvation of humanity: “We celebrate Easter of the Christian world with the hope that it will improve solidarity among peoples and religions/beliefs and that peace, fraternity and freedom will be a way of life across the world”.