DTK delegation reports from visit to Rojava and Kurdistan

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.

 

DTK DELEGATION

REPORT ON SHENGAL, MAXMUR AND ROJAVA

August 2014

 

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

SELMA IRMAK (Spokesperson of the Delegation)
GÜLSER YILDIRIM
FAYSAL SARIYILDIZ
AYLA AKAT ATA
MÜLKİYE BİRTANE
İBRAHİM AYHAN
EROL DORA
FIRAT ANLI
GÜLTAN KIŞANAK
FELEKNAS UCA
FEBRUNİYE AKYOL
SABRİ ÖZDEMİR
EMRULLAH CİN
MUSTAFA UYGUNER
SAMİ AKYOL
REPORTERS

ÖZGÜR AMED & VEDAT YILDIZ

 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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.

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PYD co-chair calls for urgent assistance from international community

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: ekrem-hasso@hotmail.com

Mr. Akeed Ibrahim (Heyvasor). Telephone: 0090539672732 – egid77ms@gmail.com

We look forward for your cooperation and support

Kind regards

Salih Muslim Muhammad

Co-chair for PYD

6 August 2014

 

 

65 civil society organisations from South Kurdistan sign appeal for Kobane

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

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KCK: “We need unity to defend Rojava and South Kurdistan”

 

KCK-INFO

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.

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