Kurds in Bern protest siege of Maxmur

Kurds in Bern protested the siege of Martyr Rustem Cûdî Refugee Camp.

Kurds got together in Bern to protest the siege attempt and the repression carried out by the Iraqi army against Martyr Rustem Cûdî Refugee Camp since 20 May.

The crowd gathered in front of the Bern Bahnhof carrying pictures of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and KCK flags. The people carried posters saying “The siege of Maxmur is the siege of humanity”, “Bijî berxwedana Maxmurê” and “We will resist the Maxmur siege”.

Burhan Karakoç, co-chair of the Bern Kurdish Cultural Association, said that the siege of Maxmur was not a coincidence. He said that the Turkish state and Arab states acted jointly in this siege, and added that the Turkish state threatened Iraq with water.

Politician Mustafa Karahan said that the Maxmur siege was the continuation of the centuries-old genocide attacks targeting Kurds. He said that the Turkish state is struggling to implement the Sri Lankan model and added that the world should raise its voice against this genocide.

After the speeches, a text in German was read.