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News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

Kurds Rally on Both Sides of the Border for Rojava

Kurds rally on both side of the Turkish-Syrian border (near Qamişlo/Nisebin)

Kurds rally on both side of the Turkish-Syrian border (near Qamişlo/Nisebin)

Kurds on both sides of the Turkish-Syrian border are holding demonstrations to protest the embargo currently in place in Rojava and the attacks being carried out there by al-Nusra and other Islamic groups with the support of Turkey.

Gültan Kışanak, co-president of the BDP

Gültan Kışanak, co-president of the BDP

Speaking at a rally on the border near Silopi yesterday Gültan Kışanak, co-president of the BDP, evaluated the situation in Rojava and called on the Turkish government to begin to accept Kurdish demands and to take concrete steps towards a peace settlement. A number of her remarks from the demonstration are translated below in English. They were first reported by Özgür Gündem.

No one can divide the Kurdish people or destroy the desire for unity that it holds in its heart…

Come let us build together a democratic system with the freedoms that come with peace. Let our people in Rojava live free and autonomously. Let our people here too live freely and autonomously. The AKP Government cannot work towards a peace process on one hand and arm and send Islamist groups to Rojava on the other…

The people of Syria have lived through two years of savagery because of the policies of international powers. As a people who experienced Halabja we know very well what chemical weapons mean. If the international powers, the UN, Turkey or Europe have any well-intentioned solutions for the people let them present them. We don’t find policies that will lead to more war and more death to be the right ones. Our people in Rojava will defend their land to the end. Let whoever comes come, we will not allow this occupation to occur. The entirety of the Kurdish people will defend Rojava to the end…

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