Kurdish Solidarity Collective condemns Turkish bombardments of Kobanê
The Kurdish Solidarity Collective expressed outrage at the indiscriminate killing of civilians and the bombardment of critical infrastructure in Iraq and Rojava. These bombardments are part of Turkey’s ongoing violation of international law.
On 19 November 2022, the Turkish regime began its aerial bombardment of civilian targets, including schools and hospitals in and around Kobane. Villages targeted include Beluniye in Shaba, South West of Kobane, which is now populated by Kurds who were displaced in Afrin.
The Kurdish Solidarity Collective expressed its "outrage at the indiscriminate killing of civilians and the bombardment of critical infrastructure in Iraq and Rojava," and added that these bombardments are part of Turkey’s ongoing violation of international law, which includes the use of banned chemical weapons."
The group called upon "the UN, EU and all international allies of the Kurdish people to denounce the ongoing attacks on the Kurdish people."
The statement also added that the "Kurdish movements have explicitly denied any involvement in the Istanbul attack. It is clear the latest military onslaught is part of Erdogan’s cynical attempt to divert attention from his failed policies and the collapse of the Turkish economy. With his popularity at its lowest, Erdogan’s AKP and his MHP allies have resorted to their usual dirty tricks campaigns to falsely accuse without evidence."