Originally published: https://kck-info.com/statements-010624/

Once more, the murderous imperialist Turkish state attacked Northern and Eastern Syria, using unmanned aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to target civilians, defense troops, homes, cars, and medical personnel. Twelve people were wounded and four SDF fighters were martyred, according to official announcements. We call on everyone to oppose these crimes and take action against them. We vehemently condemn the atrocities of the Turkish state.

The timing of these strikes coincided with the upcoming local elections in Northern and Eastern Syria. Government spokespeople as well as fascist chief Tayyip Erdogan have been threatening to stop these elections for some time before. This massacre was then executed. These attacks have demonstrated once more how hostile the AKP-MHP government and fascist leader Tayyip Erdogan are to Syrian society. They will use every tactic at their disposal to prevent society from moving past its wounds, starting anew, and establishing a democratic system. This was the reason behind the attacks. War and hatred toward Kurds are what the AKP-MHP regime thrives on. It utilizes its program of genocide against the Kurdish people to further its goal of spreading and intensifying the conflict in the Middle East. All of the attacks on Rojava fall under the purview of these politics and ideology.

By appointing trustees, Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP-MHP government usurped the will of the Kurdish people in Northern Kurdistan. Acting under the pretext that the Kurds lack a will in Rojava, they launch attacks in this regard. Because whether they are in the east, west, south, and north, Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP-MHP administration are enemies to Kurds everywhere. This has been made quite clear by these attacks. In order to confront this deadly, genocidal mindset and policies, the patriotic forces of Kurdistan must unite, use resistance and struggle as a foundation, and expose betrayal and complicity. Together, all Syrian peoples—especially those in Northern and Eastern Syria—must resist the Turkish state’s invasion and genocidal assaults, as well as those carried out by the AKP-MHP government.

The oppressed peoples of the world and the forces of democracy must also act in greater solidarity with the Rojava Revolution. We call on everyone to be sensitive on this basis and to act correctly and responsibly in the face of the attacks.

Co-Presidency

KCK Executive Council