TEV-DEM condemns UN silence on Maxmur, calling for urgent intervention
TEV-DEM called on all political, national and civil society organizations, intellectuals, journalists, artists, patriots, women and social organizations to stand up for the will and resistance of the Maxmur people.
The Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) released a statement denouncing the Iraqi attempt to surround the Martyr Rüstem Cudi (Maxmur) Camp with barbed wire and towers.
Saluting the resistance of Maxmur people, TEV-DEM said, “It is known to everyone that the Iraqi government and the KDP are in an agreement with the Turkish state.”
The TEV-DEM statement on Sunday said: “The people of Maxmur, who have been living there for dozens of years, fought bravely against ISIS and made sacrifices. The KDP, which portrays itself as a party of Kurdistan, imposes taxes on people, besieges their living spaces and blocks their movement, seeking to evacuate the camp and put it into the service of the Turkish state.”
Pointing to the conspiracies faced by the Kurdish people in Maxmur and Shengal, TEV-DEM stated that the attack of the Iraqi army against Maxmur came after the Turkish Minister of Interior threatened to invade Aleppo, Mosul and Kirkuk. “This attack does not serve the Iraqis or the Kurds, but on the contrary the invasion plans of the Turkish state,” it said.
According to TEV-DEM, this latest development points to the launch of a new genocidal attempt against the Kurdish people and in explicit cooperation with the KDP that insists on the implementation of the 9 October against the people of Shengal and Maxmur.
TEV-DEM remarked that the unilateral closing of the Semalka border crossing also serves the invasion plans of the Turkish state, and goes against the efforts to build national unity and the values of the resilient Kurdish people.
TEV-DEM called on all political, national and civil society organizations, intellectuals, journalists, artists, patriots, women and social organizations to stand up for the will and resistance of the Maxmur people, and to be aware of the policies and plans of betrayal implemented by the KDP that commits historic crimes with the support of the invading Turkish state.
“This situation at the same time poses a threat to all political and national forces in Kurdistan. Our people should support the people of Maxmur by all their means. We condemn the silence of the UN, which has the responsibility to protect the refugees in Maxmur and to intervene immediately.”