The only hope for a no-fly zone to protect Rojava lies in an international solidarity movement, says Benedetta Argenti-eri, an Italian journalist. Pleas for the international community to step in and block Turkish air assaults in northern Syria go on, as Turkey continues to launch strikes in predominantly Kurdish areas of the country.
German MP, Gökay Akbulut, claimed that democracy can not be achieved in Turkey without the involvement of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Akbulut points out that socialist parties in the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have long voiced the need for dialogue with Öcalan. In its latest statement the Asrin Law Office reiterated that Öcalan has been deprived of his rights as defined in domestic and international laws for the past three years.
In Turkey, the Peoples’ Democratic Party co-chair Pervin Buldan said the Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP, holds the key to peace in the region, urging citizens to seek an inclusive alternative to the ruling Justice and development Party, or AKP, in Turkey.
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