Protest against vandalization of martyrs' graves in Cizre
The Association for Unity, Culture and Solidarity with Families Who Lost Their Relatives in the Cradle of Civilizations (MEBYA-DER) organized a press briefing to condemn the attack on the graves of the martyrs in Cizre district of Şırnak.
Six graves of guerrillas from the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) and Free Women’s Troops (YJA-STAR) and victims of Turkey’s genocidal attacks in North Kurdistan in 2015, were attacked by unknown people. Families yesterday visited the cemetery, located in the Cizre district of Şırnak, to find out the devastation of the graves. They reported that the tombstones were broken, and the soil was excavated.
The Association for Unity, Culture and Solidarity with Families Who Lost Their Relatives in the Cradle of Civilizations (MEBYA-DER) made a press statement outside the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Cizre district to protest the attack.
HDP district administrators, members of the Peace Mothers Assembly, MEBYA-DER and residents participated in the event.
Speaking here, MEBYA-DER manager Ramazan Dalmış stated that visiting cemeteries is a form of worship recognized by the entire Islamic world and the local people visit cemeteries in Cizre every Thursday after the afternoon prayer.
“This is an immoral attack. It is an attack on the values of our people and it got on our people’s nerves. Attacking or destroying graves is not tolerated in any religion or faith, or in the traditions and customs of societies. However, we have witnessed many examples of similar attacks during the AKP-MHP rule. This attack against the values of the Kurdish people is a part of the crackdown against our people's resistance and unyielding stance. We strongly condemn this attack,” Dalmış said.