Australians held action in a church in solidarity with Rojava

Australians gathered in a church to express solidarity with Kurdish people and Northern and Eastern Syria.

In Sydney, Australia, prayers were read in the morning ritual at the Uniting Church in solidarity with Rojava against the invading attacks of the Turkish state.

The event was attended by Labor Party President Anthony Albanese, Black Town mayor Susai Benjamin, clergyman Bill Crews and around 200 Australians.

Crews: "Kurds stood as a tree on its roots"

Crews said "The Kurdish people is like a tree of freedom. This tree has always struggled against winds, storms, floods  to stand firm on its root and has managed to stand."

Albanese underlined the Kurdish people's struggle against ISIS mercenaries and said: "We should not leave the Kurds alone; we must take our responsibility and express solidarity to the Kurds."

Speaking on behalf of the DKTF, Lizz Norris said: "Silence about the Turkish state's invasion and genocide attacks means being a partner in this crime. States and international institutions should act urgently to stop this."