The coalition formed by exiled Kurdish politicians in Europe announced that they plan to organise a national congress.
Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) co-chair Ehmed Karamus announced that the KNK is preparing for a national conference as a response to the Turkish state’s military campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan, which was launched on 23 April.
Based in Brussels, the KNK is a coalition of organisations from across Europe, formed by exiled Kurdish politicians, lawyers, and activists.
Defining the Turkish state’s ongoing military operation as part of the “continuum of the massacre strategy against the Kurds”, the KNK co-chair said, “European states and NATO member states are aware of the war crimes committed by Turkey. They know the Turkish state uses chemical weapons against the Kurdish people, which has been proven many times. Yet the states in question and the international institutions have remained silent about this. They do not even bother to send committees to investigate.”
Karamus shared the information that the KNK is preparing for a national conference. “Our goal is to bring together political parties, representatives of political organisations, activists and intellectuals to make a stand against the occupation attacks and support the resistance in Metina, Zap and Avashin.”