TJK-E calls on women and activists to take the streets today
TJK-E said that the targeting of women in Kobanê is the expression of how much the Turkish state is afraid of women.
The Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (TJK-E) issued a written statement regarding the attack carried out by the Turkish state in Kobanê underlining that women are the privileged target.
In its statement TJK-E called on everyone, and women in particular, to organise protest actions this evening (Wednesday). “We call on all democrats, especially women and women organizations, - said the statement – to organise against the massacre mentality of the Turkish state which targets the Rojava women's revolution. We are calling on Kurds and Kurdish friends to organise protests at 6 pm this evening. Our struggle for women will beat fascism.”
The statement noted that the targeting of women in Kobanê is the expression of how much the Turkish state is afraid of women. The TJK-E added: “Our three female friends, including Kongra Star Fırat Coordination Member Zehra Berkel, were martyred by the Turkish state. Since ISIS was defeated in Kobanê, the fascist Turkish state's attacks on Rojava have not stopped. The fascist Turkish state uses all kinds of ways to destroy the women's revolution, which inspires the world, and slaughtered women by targeting organized women."
The statement also reminded that the Turkish state targeted women throughout, like in Paris in 2013, when Sakine Casız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez were killed by Turkish intelligence, and in 2016 in North Kurdistan, when they targeted Sewê Demir, Fatma Uyar and Pakize Nayır.”