Kurds and their friends call on everyone to show solidarity with the Kurdish people and to demonstrate on 11 June, wherever they are, in accordance with their own time zones, and in their own manner, to say “no” to Turkish imperialism and repression.
When the day of action was first called, Turkish aggression was focussed on Iraqi Kurdistan, though Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continued to bomb cities in North and East Syria, including Kobanê, symbol of the resistance against ISIS. Now Erdoğan is threatening another major offensive in Syria, too. Those who called the day of action explain, “Erdoğan’s government has made it clear that its expansionist policy will not stop, even if this implies the violation of international laws and the territorial sovereignty of other countries.”
“Using the Ukraine conflict as cover, Turkey has escaped condemnation for its own invasion of a sovereign country, including setting up a network of permanent military bases,” they added.
The world’s media has largely been silent in the face of Turkey’s invasion of Iraq, and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has refused to investigate credible evidence on Turkey’s use of these weapons, they said.
They call on people to protest the enforced demographic changes, ethnic cleansing, and systematic bombings being carried out by Turkey, and invite everyone across the globe to raise their voice against Turkey’s Kurdistan war on 11 June.