(VIDEO) UNITE International Director Simon Dubbins discusses Turkish invasion of North East Syria

Kurdish journalist Aladdin Sinayic interview UNITE international director Simon Dubbins regarding the Turkish invasion of North East Syria (Rojava).

Dubbins is also the co-convenor of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign.

(VIDEO) Human rights lawyer Margaret Owen discusses the Turkish invasion of North East Syria

Kurdish journalist Aladdin Sinayic interviews human rights lawyer and patron of Peace in Kurdistan Margaret Owen regarding the Turkish invasion of North East Syria (Rojava).

 

The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, the Armenian National Committee UK and Peace in Kurdistan strongly condemn Turkey’s illegal invasion of northern Syria.

Statement on Turkey’s illegal invasion of northern Syria:

The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, the Armenian National Committee UK and Peace in Kurdistan strongly condemn Turkey’s illegal invasion of northern Syria. Turkey’s invasion has already caused the deaths of many thousands of civilians, created hundreds of thousands of refugees and lead to the release of ISIS terrorists from prisons. We are also deeply concerned and appalled by the reports of violations of international law by Turkey in Syria including summary executions and forced demographic change following the invasion – both constitute war crimes.

Read more:https://cypriotfederation.org.uk/2019/10/turkeys-illegal-invasion-of-northern-syria

English PEN Turkey/Syria: Attacks on journalists must stop

29 October 2019 – by Rachel Crome 

English PEN condemns attacks against journalists and the ongoing media crackdown following Turkey’s offensive in Northern Syria, and calls on all parties to protect journalists from harm and to uphold …

 Read more: https://www.englishpen.org/campaigns/turkey-syria-attacks-on-journalists-must-stop/

 

Ken Loach in corresponds with Peace in Kurdistan and raises the Turkish invasion of Rojava on Question Time.

Dear Estella

 Thanks for writing. I’m very pleased to sign the call for a cultural and academic boycott.  This accompanying letter amply justifies the need for this action in clear and measured language.

 I’m afraid my capacity to organise supporting events is limited, but I’ll do what I can.

 Thanks for organising this. Clearly the situation is desperate.

 With warmest good wishes,

Ken

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0009n9z/question-time-2019-24102019

Segment starts 55 minutes in, starts talking about the Kurds at 56 minutes in.

 

Ken Loach (in answer to a question about border controls after the lorry deaths earlier this week): We know people trying to seek asylum from many other countries, war torn countries. I think we have to be much more intolerant of countries that abuse human rights. China is certainly one of them and there are many other countries as well I mean we don’t need to list them all but I think we need a United Nations. We need a UN that can actually impose some sense of morality on these self seeking warring nations. What’s happened in this instance is appalling but also what’s happened to the Kurds is appalling, I mean I’m surprised the Kurds aren’t trying to cross- they’re approaching genocide there Continue reading

Julie Ward MEP raises her voice for Kurdistan

Julie Ward MEP addresses the European Parliament

Millions of people from diverse ethnic and religious communities in this region are under threat. Tens of thousands have been displaced. Besides Kurdish and Arabic villages, Christian neighborhoods have been targeted. It’s obvious these attacks are carried out by Turkish military with the aim of ethnic cleansing and demographic change.

 

As a member of  Women Defend Rojava,an international campaign against fascism and patriarchy, I raise my voice here to call for:

 

  • An immediate end to Turkey‘s invasion and occupation in North and East Syria
  • The establishment of a No-Fly-Zone
  • An end to the weapons trade with Turkey
  • Political and economic sanctions against Turkey
  • The recognition of war crimes already committed by Turkey and the prevention of further war crimes and ethnic cleansing by Turkish forces, ISIS, El Nusra and other jihadist terror groups
  • The acknowledgement of the democratic Autonomous Administration of the people of North and East Syria
  • A political solution with representation and participation of women and people from all the different national, cultural and religious communities in Syria

 

We need an inclusive peace.