DTK: The massacre of Halabja was followed by Roboski and Afrin
Commemorating the victims of the Halabja Massacre, the DTK said: "Genocidal practices continued, but the Kurdish people did not surrender." The DTK called for the establishment of national unity.
The Democratic Society Congress (DTK) issued a written statement on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the Halabja Massacre.
The statement said: "The Halabja Massacre, which was carried out against humanity and all the values of humanity in the person of the Kurdish people, has taken its place in history as a crime against humanity."
The statement added: "More than five thousand civilian and vulnerable Kurdish people were brutally killed in the Halabja Massacre, which Saddam dictatorship carried out using all kinds of chemical and biological weapons. Despite the fact that thirty two years have passed, the injuries and destructions in the life and conscience of humanity have not healed, and with the new genocide practices in Afrin this wound has deepened.
This destruction strategy continued with great massacres in Koçgiri, Ağrı, Zilan, Genç, Dersim, Maraş, Qamışlo, Gazi, Roboskî, Şengal, Sur, Cizre, Nusaybin, Silopi, Şırnak and many other Kurdish cities and towns."
The statement continued: "The Kurdish people have never stepped back and never surrendered in the face of these genocidal practices throughout their history."
At the end of its statement, the DTK called on the public, civil society organizations and political parties to work for the achievement of Kurdish national unity.