Syrian Yazidi Union holding founding congress in Amûdê
The Syrian Yazidi Union holds its founding congress in Amûdê with the motto "We will save Afrin and Serêkaniyê through our union".
The Syrian Yazidi Union is holding its founding congress in Amûdê with the motto "We will save Afrin and Serêkaniyê with our union". Tens of Yazidis in Northern and Eastern Syria and political parties and NGO’s such as Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), People's Defense Units (YPG), Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM), Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK), Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS), and Democratic Islamic Community are participating in the congress.
At the congress, which started with a minute's silence, Yazidi children, who were educated in the Martyr Lava Cendo Institution, read the Yazidi rituals.
Speaking on behalf of the Syrian Yazidi Union, Silêman Cafer said, “We first opened a school in the Basufanê village in Afrin to teach the Yazidi religion. With the establishment of the Democratic Autonomous Administration, we, Yazidis, breathed a sigh of relief for the first time. Our religious studies continued in the region until the invasion attacks of the Turkish state."
Stating that the Yazidi Union is the home of all Yazidis, Cafer also condemned the conspiracies and attacks against the Yazidi people in Shengal.
After the speeches, a cinevision was screened regarding the occupation of Afrin, Serekaniye, Girê Spî and the attacks that ISIS launched against Shengal. The congress continues.