Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
By Zaher Baher
Haringey Solidarity Group and Kurdistan Anarchists Forum
June 3, 2015
First of all, I should mention a couple of issues in Kurdistan of Turkey (Bakur) that are strongly connected to the subject. Between 08/05 and 22/05/15 I visited a number of big towns in Bakur, including: Amed (Diyarbakir), Van, Colemerge (Hakari) and Gavar. Later I returned to Suruc and was hoping to cross the border to Kobane.
My main purpose for visiting there were three important points: First: understanding the similarity and differences between the Democratic Self Administration (DSA) in Bakur and Rojava. Second: Reconstruction of Kobane, and Third: the type of economy that Rojava can have in the future. Although the friends in Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), other organisations and the Working Committees of Rojava in Amed and Suruc tried hard to arrange my trip to Kobane but it did not happen. (more…)
Tags: Amed (Diyarbakir), Bakur, Colemerge (Hakari), Democratic Self Administration (DSA) - Kurdistan, Gavar, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) - Kurdistan, Rojava, Suruç, Syria, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Autonomy
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
NEWS CENTER – Girê Spi Civil Society Forum stated that around 600 Kurdish civilians who fled Girê Spî due to an ISIS massacre threat and arrived at the border to northern Kurdistan have suffered a tear-gas attack by Turkish soldiers. According to a report by ANHA (Hawar News Agency), Girê Spî Civil Society Forum said in a statement on the subject that Rojava Kurds remained stuck at the border to Bakurê (North) Kurdistan amid attacks by ISIS gangs and Turkish soldiers.
The Civil Society Forum remarked that Turkish soldiers attacked the Kurdish civilians and did not allow them to move further in an attempt to keep them away from the border. The statement underlined that hundreds of people, including women and children, who were given 5-days of time by ISIS to leave their villages, remain stuck on the border with North Kurdistan where they were hindered by Turkish soldiers. (more…)
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
The invaders have surrounded and attacked us, conquered here and there, and built their bases in our lands. So we attack the invaders where we can, determined to retake our lands and drive them out. We would prefer not to be warriors. We would rather raise our children in the ways of kindness. But for our children to have a future, we must now be warriors. So be it.
In Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan this war is most intense, but it is a international war, and people of every religion and race are under attack. The capitalist class is assaulting us worldwide, throttling our hopes of decent lives. We’re now all in the same boat, a global Mavi Marmara, so our resistance must be global. Our foe is not only the Zionists but the forces of Western imperialism of which they are a part. To survive, we must set aside our religious and political differences and form a united front. Shias, Sunnis, secularists and socialists need to work together to defeat our common enemy. If we join in solidarity, we can win. Otherwise the imperialists will continue to divide and rule.
Non-violent opposition is important but not sufficient. To be effective in this war, it must be coupled with armed struggle. (more…)
Tags: Afghanistan, Globalizing the Intifada, Intifada, Iraq, Israel, Mahatma Gandhi, Mavi Marmara, Non-violence/pacifism, Palestine, Revolutionary Violence, Turkey, War, William T. Hathaway
Posted in Library
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
New page for Lions of Rojava (the last one was shut down):
Note: The YPG recruits volunteers through attraction to the cause and does not in any shape of form attempt to indoctrinate or “groom” people to travel to Rojava to join our cause. We are not like Daesh [ISIS]. The Lions of Rojava clearly explains to each individual the reality of the conflict in Rojava, the risks of travelling to the region and the expectations of the YPG. The safety of all volunteers is paramount. We always encourage the thousands of young westerners who have approached us to consider other ways to help the Kurdish and Ezidi people in the struggle against Daesh such as donating to charity or volunteering with humanitarian groups.
The YPG is not a militant militia, we are a Peoples Protection Unit that is organized under democratic, secular, gender equal and ecological principles that has formed in the absence of a functional government in Syria and the presence of a barbaric extremist Islamist threat. Our goal is to liberate all people from the tyranny and evil of Daesh and to construct a free and stable and democratic country.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
ROJAVA, Cizîrê – A military campaign – Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo – that was initiated by members of the People’s/Women’s Defense Units on 6th May with the objective of entirely liberating the rural district of Canton Cizîrê, Rojava from terrorist threats, endures successfully on the 21st continuous day.
Completing Phase One of this campaign on May 21, our forces so far have been able to liberate terrorist-occupied Kezwan Heights, Alya triangular and Assyrian villages near Khabur River in Cizîrê region – and they are now continuing to conduct their operations as part of Phase Two of the mentioned campaign to the southwest of Serêkaniyê town.
Defense Units yesterday, May 26, could impose a full-scale siege on Mabroukah after rescuing Shara and Til Qilea villages earlier on May 25; initiating a finishing assault operation on the small town in southwest Serêkaniyê. (more…)
Tags: Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdistan, Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Autonomy
About the slander by the Syrian Coalition – Statement of the General Command of the People’s Defense Units (Kurdistan)
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
To the Media and Public Opinion – 30 May 2015
National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces are pursuing a speech disgraced the honor of the Syrian Revolution and derails it from its real track
Every victory for the People’s Defense Units (YPG) at the expense of the terrorist organization of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria, with the air support by the International Coalition Forces, Syrian Coalition emerges statements (most recently on 30 May 2015) of trumped-up charges and baseless slanders. Also to discredit the achievements of the YPG, and mislead public opinion from horrific massacres committed by ISIS against the Syrian people in all their diversity – all serve the terrorist organization of ISIS.
The irresponsible actions of the Syrian Coalition intentionally distort the facts to cover up defeats and ISIS terrorism, and try to blow into the fire to stimulate hatred among the Syrian people. Syrian Coalition is pursuing a speech disgraced the honor of the Syrian Revolution and derails it from its real track and their aim to spread the spirit of sectarianism, ethnic and sectarian strife in Syria which is multi-ethnic and doctrines, to serve foreign agendas who do not want good and peace for Syrian people. (more…)
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Solidarity to the fighters – Long live Rojava – Death to ISIS/Daesh
Tags: Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdistan, Lions of Rojava, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Rojava, Syria, Til Hemis, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Interviews
War against ISIS/Daesh: Kurdish YPG attack ISIS around al-Raqqa, capital city of the 'Islamic State', and seize the Qereqozaq Bridge (Kurdistan)
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Anti-Daesh and anti-Assad protestors made an angry demo within the capital of the Daesh capital city, al-Raqqa, in this 26 September 2013 covert footage published March 21 2015. After the demo the terrorist gang enacted reprisals against the demonstrators and their families. At least two people were killed and another two disappeared.
Freedom for the people of al-Raqqa
Battle for Raqqa: Kurdish female and male fighters of YPG, YPJ and Peshmerga forces pushed ISIS back to the gate of their capital in al-Raqqa, as the villages around Kobani were liberated from ISIS including Lafarge Cement Factory. These clips are from a YPG operation between February 17-22, the aim is to cut off the ISIS route from Raqqa to Aleppo. This is the beginning of the end for Daesh/IS.
March 14: Kurdish YPG and YPJ forces attacked ISIS positions around the bridge of Qereqozaq to the south of Kobani, the aim of the Kurdish fighters is to cut ISIS’ route from Raqqa to the Turkish border.
Kurdish YPG/YPJ Fighters liberate Bridge on Euphrates from ISIS
March 16, the Kurdish Female and Male Figures of YPG and YPJ took control of the strategic Qereqozaq Bridge over the Euphrates from ISIS (Islamic State) in Rojava of Kurdistan (Syrian Kurdistan). The Qereqozaq Bridge is around 1.5 km long and 15 m wide and occupies a strategic crossing along the Euphrates connecting the cities of Kobanê and Minbic and it’s a route ISIS uses to get from Raqqa to the Turkish border.
Send the terrorists to hell – confront the Islamist-fascists and the enemies of freedom – Victory will be ours
Tags: al-Raqqa, Aleppo, Demo, Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Minbic, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Qereqozaq Bridge, Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Autonomy
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Inter Arma received:
Today in Kadıkoy, we marched in solidarity with prisoners in Greek prisons, who are in hunger strike since 2nd of March and who turn to death fast. During march, we chanted slogans: “Destroy Prisons, Free the Prisoners”, “Wage Slavery System will end with anarchy”, “Greetings to the comrades who are fighting and fallen”, “Insurrection, Revolution, Anarchy”. This action was finished in a peaceful way, but if something come over our comrades, we’ll turn the streets to hell.
Long Live Anarchy!
Source: Sosyal Savas
War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ commander Çiçek Xemgin confirms 'ISIS attacked with Turkish state assistance; we have the footage' (Kurdistan)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
‘ISIS attacked with Turkish state assistance; we have the footage’
Serêkanîyê YPJ commander Çiçek Xemgin said ISIS had attacked Til Temir and Serêkaniyê (Ras ‘al Ayn) in order to distract attention from its defeats in Kobanê, Til Hemis and Til Berak, but that this would not prevent the obliteration of the organisation.
Xemgin said the Turkish state was still actively supporting the ISIS gangs, adding that they had footage of gunfire from Turkish military posts and positions, and of wounded gang members being carried in Turkish military vehicles and taking refuge in Turkish military posts. (more…)
Tags: Insurrection, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Lions of Rojava, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Syria, Til Berak, Til Temir, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
Posted in Autonomy
War against ISIS/Daesh: Clashes continue in Kobane and Til Temir, Lions of Rojava fired upon from Turkey, Demo for Ivana Hoffmann (Kurdistan)
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
74 gang members killed in Kobanê and Til Temir
13 March – ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.
YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre reported in a written statement that 74 gang members were killed in clashes in Til Temir and Kobanê. 5 YPG/YPJ fighters have also lost their lives.
YPG said that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol. (more…)
Tags: Duisburg, Germany, Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Ivana Hoffmann, Kubani, Kurdistan, Lions of Rojava, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Rojava, Syria, Til Temir, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Berkin Elvan was a 15-year-old Turkish boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister fired by a police officer in Istanbul, while the boy was out to buy bread for his family during the June 2013 Gezi park protests in Turkey. He died on March 11, 2014. Widespread demonstrations erupted following Berkin’s death. Gezi park remains heavily monitored by secret police.
We received the following report from DAF of an action taken to commemorate Berkin. In the video you can see and hear small explosives and fireworks being used against the police and to create a rupture in the city. Here is the communique we received:
DAF action for Berkin Elvan
One year ago, murderous police killed our brother Berkin Elvan who was 15 years old. DAF was on the streets in the first year of his murder. We are not afraid of the murderers. We will keep on fighting. Murderous Police, Terrorist State will pay for these massacres.
Berkin is here, We are here!
On the first anniversary of the death of Berkin Elvan, the comrades from LAF (High School Anarchist Action) also opened a banner on the stairs of Gezi Park. On it was written the slogan “Berkin is here”. They poured red paint on the stairs to the Gezi Park, shouting “If the government is thirsty for blood, then take it.” Our 8 comrades were then assaulted, abused and taken into custody, handcuffed from the back.
War against ISIS/Daesh: Kobanê's internationalist women fighters: 2015 must be the year of women (Kurdistan)
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
KOBANÊ – Marxist women fighters from Turkey have called for all women to make 2015 the year of women.The women,who have fought alongside their Kurdish comrades to defend Kobanê and are now working in there construction, sent their greetings for March 8, International Working Women’s Day, to all the oppressed women and LGBTQI people in the world.
“Seeing 14, 15-year-old girls coming here wanting to defend their homeland affects you like you can’t believe,” said Ulrike Barbara of TİKKO (Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey). “I’ve been here for two months but I really regret not coming earlier.”
Ulrike had long been interested in women’s issues while she was in Turkey. She stressed the intimate link between the violence against women and minorities in Turkey and the attacks of rapist Daesh gangs against Kurdish women, carried out with the logistical support of the Turkish government.
Roza Kutlu of the MLKP (Marxist-Leninist Communist Party) said the Kobanê martyrdom of Sarya Özgür, a fellow MLKP fighter, was one of the factors that moved her to come here, but that Kurdish women fighters and martyrs had long been an inspiration for her. Now Arîn Mîrxan, the martyr who sacrificed herself to liberate the city, had become an inspiration for her and all her comrades.
“The resistance led by the YPJ here has been an example to us all,” said Rezzan Işık of the MLKP. “Women walk the streets with confidence here, with guns in their hands. They’ve made the heroic sacrifices on the front lines—women like Arîn Mîrxan, Sarya Özgür and Kader Ortakaya.”
She said these martyrs in the Kobanê resistance, giving their all against the rapist Daesh gang members, inspired her to fight for and defend herself. Now she has come here hoping to take part in the reconstruction process, saying she wanted to help build a woman’s city on the site where so many women gave their lives for freedom.
War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG have liberated the strategic target of Tel Hamis plus many other villages – Revenge for the fallen heroes – Death to the Islamic-fascists (Kurdistan)
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
The heroic fighters of YPG, YPJ and Lions of Rojava are taking the fight to the murdering fanatics of Daesh. Many of the Daesh members have been slaughtered in droves or they are running away. Our fighters consolidated their territorial control and will not stop until the enemy is defeated. Breaking reports indicate that Tel Hamis has fallen from Daesh hands, as the fighters liberated the area and killed 211 Daesh members, capturing 8 alive. Then the cowardly scum of Daesh headed for Til Temir and committed a massacre against the Assyrian people there. Here is a report from before the victory, followed by a rundown of events:
YPG Command Spokesman Rêdur Xelil and YPJ Commander Nesrin Abdullah who provided information to reporters about the operation in Til Hemis going on for 6 days said that YPG/YPJ forces have surrounded Til Hemis from three fronts while only the Til Berak area in the western side remained under ISIS control.
Remarking that fierce clashes have been taking place in the region for the past six days, Rêdur Xelil said Arab civilians also participated in the operation actively.
Xelil said the town of Til Hemis was the largest ISIS headquarters in Cizîrê Canton, adding: “ISIS constituted a threat against the Cizîrê region. In addition, a side of Til Hemis neighbors Sinjar, because of which Sinjar also faced a threat. Gangs were also using Til Hemis as a front of theirs from Mosul. They have caused great damage to the people living here.”
Xelil added that the operation which was launched to eliminate this threat was also being supported by an artillery unit of the Peshmerga forces from the South Kurdistan side of the border. (more…)
Tags: al-Raqqa, Insurrection, Iraq, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Lions of Rojava, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Rojava, Syria, Tel Hamis, Til Temir, Turkey, War, Women's Defense Units (YPJ)
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Faschistischer Angriff auf die Ege Universität: 1 Faschist tot
Eine faschistische Rotte von ca. 200 Personen griff progressive und
revolutionäre Studenten an, auf dem Gelände der Literatur Fakultät,
befindlich auf dem Campus der Ege Üniversitesi. Der Mob griff mit
Stangen, Messer, Äxten und Schusswaffen an, während ein Faschist starb,
wurde drei Studenten schwer verletzt. (more…)