Aleppo: Thousands protest against attacks on South Kurdistan
In the self-governing districts of Sheikh Maqsoud (Şêxmeqsûd) and Ashrafiyah (Eşrefiyê) in Aleppo thousands have taken to the streets against the Turkish state's attacks on Southern Kurdistan.
Thousands of people took to the streets in the self-governing districts of Sheikh Maqsoud (Şêxmeqsûd) and Ashrafiyah (Eşrefiyê) in Aleppo under the slogan "Increase the resistance against the murderous attacks". On Monday, the Turkish army had started a wave of air and ground attacks on South Kurdistan with the attacks on Maxmur refugee camp, the Shengal region and the Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan.
There are protests against these attacks worldwide, including in northern Syria. The people of Aleppo carried posters with inscriptions such as "No to the invasion - No to attacks" and "Through determination and struggle we will win" and condemned the Turkish attacks.
At the final rally, the co-chair of the Council of Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafiyah, Mihemed Şêxo, and the co-chair of the Union of Intellectuals of Aleppo, Leyla Khaled, spoke. They stated that Turkey's attacks are aimed at the achievements of the Kurdish people and their existence. The speakers warned that the attacks are also meant to hamper the Kurdish unity efforts.