NEWS CENTER – Answering to the Defend Kurdistan initiative, more than 50 cities and towns from different parts of the world have coordinated actions to act against the Turkish criminal policies. There have been carried out many demonstrations, blockades and occupation in several places, for example the headquarters of German Green Party, Turkish Airlines offices, Boeing headquarters. The actions were organised by the internationalist solidarity networks.
Following the initiative Defend Kurdistan, whom called for taking the streets in the frame of the Global days of action from November 30 – December 3, focused on pressuring the Western governments and institutions to take responsibility against Turkey’s war crimes. In this days hundreds of people have mobilised in different parts of the world to denounce Turkey’s use of chemical weapons among other demands.
In Germany, the Green Party was time and again pointed out with the support of the environmental movement and various solidarity groups, whom occupied their headquarters and carried out various creative actions. In Italy, the blockades of Turkish Airlines, the occupation of universities as well as the joint demonstrations of the Kurdish community with the solidarity movement have been heard from the north to the south of the country.
The Serhildan network has taken the initiative in different territories, also together with the Kurdish community they have made big demonstrations in the centre of Paris, blocked the traffic in Zurich and realised murals in Liege, among other actions. In England, Bristol and London have organised pickets, targeting the Boeing company, the manufacturer of the bombs that fall in Rojava.
Actions have spread across Europe; Bulgaria, Greece, the Basque country, Catalonia, Scotland, Valencia and Austria have also targeted Turkish embassies and launched a message of solidarity. Beyond Europe messages of solidarity have come from Chiapas, Brazil, India, Kenya and West Papua.
The global days of action have expressed support for the freedom movement of Kurdistan in the face of the bombing and threat of invasion in Rojava, raising the voice for the freedom of Reber Apo, giving support to the revolts in Rojhilat and to the great resistance of the Guerrilla in the mountains. The Defend Kurdistan initiative calls to keep up the pressure against the attacks of the Turkish state, to strengthen the solidarity and to organise in order to give an answer to the imperialist attacks in Kurdistan.