From the first minutes of the morning of the 15th of June, 60 warplanes of the Turkish state bombed 81 locations, including civilian areas, in Makhmour, Sinjar, Qandil, Zap and Xakurk. The Turkish media, just like always, has sought to legitimise the bombardment claiming it was against “terrorists”.
In northern Kurdistan the Turkish state has used every state mechanism to prevent the Kurdish people from participating in democratic politics. More than a hundred municipal councils administered by the Kurds have had their mayors removed while many elected members of parliament, mayors and local administrators have been put in prison. However, these attacks are not just limited to northern Kurdistan.
The Turkish state has launched a wave of air raids in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq tonight. The strikes targeted several positions in the regions of Qandil, Maxmur and Shengal (Sinjar), including a refugee camp and hospital.
The campaign can be supported by additional signatures. Signatures, reports, pictures and information of actions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . These will be published on www.solidaritykeepsusalive.org of the campaign, with background information and letters from prisoners.
A new campaign named “Water for Rojava” has been launched two weeks ago aiming at rising funds to help women’s co-operatives and democratic local municipalities in Rojava and other parts of North-East Syria.