RiseUp4Rojava calls for protests against Çavuşoğlu visit
RiseUp4Rojava calls on all anti-fascist-minded people to stand up, in a diverse, creative and resolute way, against the German-Turkish brotherhood of war under the slogan “Don’t give fascism an inch!”
On Thursday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will discuss the pandemic travel restrictions for Turkey with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Berlin. The campaign RiseUp4Rojava has called for protests.
The appeal by the international campaign RiseUp4Rojava reads as follows:
“According to media reports, it is expected that the Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu, and the Minister of Tourism Ersoy, are meeting with the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, and with the Minister of Economy, Peter Altmaier, on Thursday 2nd July 2020 in Berlin, in order to discuss the Corona travel restrictions for Turkey. For Turkey, the decline of tourism is a problem due to the current economic crisis, as it is the main source of income for financing the Turkish fascist state’s war of annihilation against the democratic movement and the Kurdish people.
After welcoming the dictator Erdogan in Berlin in autumn 2018, war criminals and professing fascists are again being honoured by the German state. Already in March 2017, the salute of the Grey Wolves, which Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu showed in front of the Turkish Consulate General in Hamburg, provided clear proof of the fascist sentiments of the Turkish Foreign. A further display of power and propaganda by representatives of the AKP-MHP regime can be expected. The plans of rebuilding the neo-Ottoman Empire, which Erdogan formulates in his Vision 2023, will thus once again receive open support from Germany. This is in the midst of the ongoing war of occupation in Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq, which receives just as little attention in German and global media as the political extermination campaign in Turkey, and the ethnic cleansing and the special warfare of low intensity on the democratic self-government of Northern Syria.
While every day elected Kurdish politicians and activists of the democracy movement are arrested and tortured, cemeteries of the fallen ones are desecrated, children and youth are threatened, beaten and murdered, and while the Yezidi population in Şengal, the refugee camp Mexmûr and other civilian areas in Southern Kurdistan are bombed, and in Kobanê three women are killed by drones, we learn about new record arms exports of Germany and further billions of payments to the fascist regime in Turkey within the framework of the EU refugee deal.
The massive attacks by Turkish nationalists on a demonstration against femicide, show the Turkish state’s hatred for women’s liberation, diversity and democracy; its hatred for revolution and freedom. Erdogan and Çavuşoğlu are nothing other than fascists and war criminals.
We are united against right-wing hatred, whether it comes from European governments, from right-wing mobs that set fire to refugee homes, or from Turkish nationalists like the Grey Wolves or the nationalist-Islamist “Ottoman Herd”, which propagate Erdogan’s smear campaign and are also strongly represented in German governing parties, with millions of euros in funding from the German state.
We call on all anti-fascist-minded people to stand up, in a diverse, creative and resolute way, against the German-Turkish brotherhood of war under the slogan “Don’t give fascism an inch!”.
Come, therefore, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [Auswärtiges Amt], Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin, on 2nd July at 12:00 noon. Or organise local actions in your cities, against holidays in Turkey, arms supply or other forms of war cooperation.
Fascism will be smashed, the antifascist solidarity will win!”