Defending Afrin means defending the women's revolutionhttp://www.greenleft.org.au/content/defending-afrin-means-defending-womens-revolution
Publisher: Green Left
Date Written: 09/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22006
Since January 20, 2018 the Turkish army has been attacking the Kurdish region of Afrin in the Democratic Federation of North Syria; among the casualties are women, children and many refugees. In this message to the world a confederation of women's organisatons in Afrin call upon all women worldwide to join their struggle.
During the first 10 days of these attacks, 65 civilians were killed and 163 heavily injured. Among the casualties are women, men, children and many refugees from other regions of Syria.
The fascist regime in Turkey has openly announced the aim of its military aggression on Afrin as wiping out the democratic autonomous self-administration of Rojava [the Kurdish name for Northern Syria] and to occupy the territory of Northern Syria.
Hereby, the dictatorship of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan strives to spread its racist, religious-fundamentalist and sexist regime of oppression to the whole region of the Middle East.