KCK: The Kobanê victory is a victory for the peoples of the world

KCK celebrated November 1 World Kobanê Day. KCK mentioned the demonstrations for Kobanê and said, “This solidarity and support on November 1, 2014 was the beginning of the end for ISIS.”

Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-presidency released a statement marking 1 November World Kobanê Day.

KCK pointed out that attack against Rojava intensified after the quadruple summit in Istanbul: “The AKP-MHP fascism exposes its animosity against the Syrian peoples on one hand with these attacks, and on the other aims to rile up chauvinism in Turkey to win the elections to be held on March 31, 2019.”

The KCK Executive Council Co-presidency’s statement is as follows:

“4 years ago, democrats, socialists, intellectuals, writers, artists from all around the world declared November 1 the World Kobanê Day, and millions of people from a range of peoples took to the streets to support the Kobanê fighters, sacrificing all to resist ISIS. This solidarity and support on November 1 was the beginning of the end for ISIS. The Kobanê resistance received moral support and defeated ISIS in Kobanê. With that, the AKP government’s plans to smother the Rojava Revolution were foiled and the Rojava Revolution, with support from the peoples, made great strides and went on to defeat ISIS and Al Nusra gangs, as well as the powers that backed them. We salute once more those who declared November 1 the World Kobanê Day and those who rose up on this day. We remember with respect and gratitude those who were martyred and wounded on the path to defeat ISIS and its supporters.


The Kobanê resistance that achieved victory with the spirit of November 1 World Kobanê Day isn’t a victory just for people of Kobanê or the Kurdish people. The Kobanê victory against ISIS and its supporters is a victory for the peoples of the world. Kobanê is a shared city of the world. The peoples of the world have a part in building its free and democratic life, and in defending it. Any and all attacks against Kobanê, which was liberated with great solidarity and support, is an attack against the peoples of the world and the forces of democracy.


The AKP-MHP government has increased its animosity against Kobanê and the Rojava Revolution, and intensified attacks over the border, threatening peace and stability in Northern Syria and Syria in general. At a time when Syrian Democratic Forces have hundreds of martyrs fighting against ISIS in Deir Ez Zor, the AKP-MHP government has shown once more with these attacks that they stand  with ISIS. These attacks came after the meeting in Istanbul to support the AKP-MHP fascism, which has made accomplices out of Germany, France and Russia in these anti-Kurdish attacks.

In face of attacks against Kobanê, which was liberated through solidarity and struggle by the peoples of the world, of course the peoples of the world and forces of democracy will speak up. Whoever stands against ISIS should speak up against these attacks. Silence in the face of these attacks would mean abandoning the peoples of Kobanê and Northern Syria who defeated ISIS. It would mean ignoring the attacks by AKP-MHP fascism, who have openly supported ISIS for years. In this sense, standing against these attacks is a moral and ethical duty for all who say they are against ISIS.


The AKP-MHP fascism has exposed its animosity against the Syrian peoples on one hand with these attacks, and on the other aims to rile up chauvinism in Turkey to win the elections to be held on March 31, 2019. They want to implement their fascist dictatorship in full through a local election victory. For that, like all fascists, they have taken upon themselves to rile up chauvinism and crush forces of freedom and democracy. They will continue these attacks until the local elections, both threatening the peace, stability and democratic life in Northern Syria, and intensifying chauvinist propaganda that they are carrying out operations against ‘terrorists who attack Turkey’.

The Kurdish people, peoples of Turkey and peoples of the world must spoil the plans of the AKP-MHP government carrying out attacks with these two motives. The fascist government’s attacks of psychological war and dirty tricks for elections must be exposed, and fought and stopped. All states and political powers who don’t take a stand against these attacks should also be exposed as the supporters of the fascist AKP-MHP government that they are.


The peoples of Turkey and the forces of democracy must see that the AKP government has turned these attacks and propaganda into election tactics, and stand against the AKP-MHP fascist government. These transfrontier attacks do no good for the peoples of Turkey, and are increasing fury the peoples of the region feel against Turkey, pushing Turkey deeper into the quicksand of Middle Eastern instability and war. In this sense, all forces of democracy and all opposition parties in Turkey should stand against these attacks, in order to prevent Turkey’s condemnation to a fascist future.”