KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has released a statement calling for total resistance against the increasingly ongoing terror by Turkish state forces in Northern Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in Turkey.
Stressing that the people of Cizre should be supported in the same way the the resistance in Kobanê was supported, KCK called on the people to to act in line with the the Kurdistan People’s Initiative’s call for a long freedom march to Cizre, highlighting support to this call issued in solidarity with the people of the town under attack by Turkish state forces.
Describing the situation in Bakurê (Northern) Kurdîstan and Turkey as an attack to make the Kurdish people surrender, KCK recalled that 5 to 6 civilians were being killed every day for the last one and a half month during which a number of towns in the region have been demolished and destroyed by heavy weapon attacks.
Pointing to the huge siege and attack on the town of Cizre Botan, one of the major centers of resistance in Kurdistan history, KCK stated that snipers positioned on high buildings are shooting civilians that go out, while Turkish forces bombed neighborhoods and streets with heavy weapons, which didn’t allow the locals to go our for a five minute even to meet their basic needs.
“Attacks aim to make the people surrender by both killing them and depriving them of food and water. The majority of those killed and wounded is made up by women and children. The Turkish state is not committed to any moral or social values. It even disobeys its own laws and therefore blatantly perpetrates any kind of persecution and attack. The silence of the world also encourages and plays a role in the execution of these attacks.”
Remarking that all Kurdistan people faced a major duty in the face of the current situation, KCK said the Kurdish people in four parts of Kurdistan, those in Europe, Armenia and Russia as well, must immediately rise up everywhere they live and display solidarity with their kins subjected to massacre, persecution and repression.
KCK underlined that all democratic and revolutionary forces in Turkey, Middle East and the world should also rise up to avoid being being a party to this persecution in Kurdistan, adding; “The people of Cizre should be supported in the same way the the resistance in Kobanê was supported. It is time to rise up and stand by the people of Bakurê (Northern) Kurdîstan, the people of Cizre in the first place.