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Support the International Initiative “DEFEND KURDISTAN against the Turkish occupation!”  Solidarity with the Peace Delegation

Peace in Kurdistan stands in solidarity with the people of South Kurdistan and the Kurdish resistance battling against the forces of the Turkish State.

We call on the UK Foreign Secretary to put pressure on the Turkish State to end its illegal invasion of South Kurdistan (Iraq).

The invasion, code named Operation Claw Lightning, began on 24 April 2021, 106 years to the day since the start of the Armenian genocide in which 1.5 million people were killed. The message is clear: this is a genocidal assault on the Kurdish people, a people who have faced a century of massacres, forced assimilation and widespread human rights violations at the hands of the Turkish State. Continue reading “Support the International Initiative “DEFEND KURDISTAN against the Turkish occupation!”  Solidarity with the Peace Delegation”

SOLIDARITY WITH THE HDP

PEACE IN KURDISTAN

In Turkey the state wields the justice system like a sword. For decades the state has used the judiciary as a political tool, but we are now entering a new and vicious time.

On 7th June this year the Chief Prosecutor submitted his indictment to close down the HDP, the third largest political party in Turkey. A party that represents the democratic political will of over 6 million people.

The 7th of June is a significant and painful date for Erdogan because on this day in 2015 he lost his parliamentary majority as the HDP won 81 seats, smashing through the 10 percent electoral threshold, and for the first time winning seats in the Turkish parliament for a pro-Kurdish party.

Erdogan has been intent on revenge ever since, embarking on a systematic campaign of repression against the HDP that includes mass arrests of members and elected representatives, the lifting of immunity of deputies, the confiscation of municipalities and the ‘Kobane trial’, culminating in the request to the Constitutional Court in Ankara on June 7 to ban the party. Continue reading “SOLIDARITY WITH THE HDP”