Selma Irmak and several other DTK delegates visited towns and cities across the effected regions of South Kurdistan and Rojava in August following the massacre of Yezidi Kurds in Sinjar by ISIS mercenaries. They produced the following report, which is also available for download.
REPORT ON SHENGAL, MAXMUR AND ROJAVA
SELMA IRMAK (Spokesperson of the Delegation)
AYLA AKAT ATA
ÖZGÜR AMED & VEDAT YILDIZ
The smallest part of Kurdistan, known to Kurds as Rojava, has gifted “Rojava Revolution” from Kobanê to all over the world on 19th July 2012. The fate of nearly three million Kurds who have been occupied by the Syrian regime has emerged as an upheaval against nation-state in which very important developments and overwhelming events were experienced, and its status quo cringed everywhere and this upheaval has become a revolution.
Full statement below:
Appeal to International Public Opinion
The international community is aware that Middle East is exposed to a conflict between peoples demanding freedom, democracy and a dignified life on the one side and on the other side the tyranny of ISIS and terrorist gangs and the peoples’ enslavement. Thus, the Kurdish people and other peoples who live together in Rojava have become a main target of the brutal ISIS terrorist gangs including their very existence and its holy places and historical roots. Previously, this brutal force destroyed and eradicated what they could in Rojava, Mosul and Nineveh, and currently are attacking Shingal to exterminate people who stuck to their land and faith over thousands of years.
This human tragedy is taking place in front of the eyes of humanity and followed moment by moment, where civilians are beheaded, killed, displaced and so far, we have not seen any serious effort to stop this humanitarian tragedy whether to fight against these dark forces or to give aid and a helping hand to those people who are displaced from their villages and towns and from their historical homeland trying to escape the slaughter and genocide to save their lives.
We, in the democratic self –administration areas, endeavour to protect all the peoples that are exposed to extermination by defending them, we do our utmost to help and assist whether in their regions or in the areas that they are fleeing to in Rojava and we do this to defend human values and human civilization.
We call on the United Nations, the European Union and all organizations and global institutions who claim to defend human values and on humanitarian relief organizations all over the world to stand with us in our adversity and to provide us with all possible means of assistance and support so that we can maintain our presence and to prevent the ethnic genocide against the peoples of Mesopotamia, one of the oldest of human civilizations.
For further information please contact the administration of Al-Jazeera canton:
Mr. Akram Hissou 00905386195775 – E mail: [email protected]
Mr. Akeed Ibrahim (Heyvasor). Telephone: 0090539672732 – [email protected]
We look forward for your cooperation and support
Salih Muslim Muhammad
Co-chair for PYD
6 August 2014
Kurdish Civil Society Call for Urgent Action on Kobane
July 21, 2014
To: His Excellency Ban Ki –Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
CC: Presidents of the permanent member states of the Security Council of the United Nations
- President of the People’s Republic of China, President Xi Jinping
- President of the Republic of France, President François Hollande
- President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama
- President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Prime Minister David Cameron
Kurdistan Democratic Communities’ Union -Info
Koma Civaken Kurdistan – Info
TO THE PATRIOTIC PEOPLE OF KURDISTAN AND THE PUBLIC OPINION
The bandit-marauder ISIS organization backed by some international and reactionary regional forces is posing many threats to South Kurdistan. This bandit organization whose main aim is the elimination of the entity and freedom of the Kurds, has been carrying out bloodthirstily attacks against the Kurdish people in Rojava for two years. But it suffered successive blows and historic defeats against the heroic resistance of YPG forces and the people of Rojava. Failing to achieve its aims in Rojava Kurdistan, it has now started to launch brutal attacks on South Kurdistan. ISIS is now fighting against the patriotic and resistant line of struggle in the Middle East. Eliminating all the gains of the Kurdish people and especially the gains of South Kurdistan is the main aim underlying the invasion of Mosul.