Brief overview of Turkey’s current attacks on Kurdistan
After the attack on Afrin (2018) and Serekaniye (2019), Erdogan announced a new military offensive against the Self-Administered Territories of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava) 10 days ago. The goal is to expand the 30KM deep “security zone” south of the Turkish state border. The day before yesterday these attack plans were specified: The self-governed area of Sehba, directly adjacent to Afrin and north of Aleppo, with the city of Tel Rifaat and the multi-ethnic, majority Arab major city of Minbic, east of Kobane, were named as targets. Tel Rifaat is home to tens of thousands of people displaced from Afrin. Another Turkish attack means a major humanitarian catastrophe for the region and severe suffering for the population. It implies a definite ethnic cleansing and a consolidation of the Turkish settlement policy. Both areas have already been shelled massively with artillery in recent weeks. The day before yesterday alone, over 300 artillery shells were fired at the Sehba region. In Tel Rifaat, there have been a total of 7 drone attacks this year, yesterday a gynecology clinic was hit, and in total there have already been over 30 attacks with combat drones on the self-administered areas of northern Syria this year.
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One of the guerrillas resisting the Turkish invasion attacks in South Kurdistan said: “Just as Turkey was defeated in Zap in 2008 and in Garê in 2021, they will be defeated today.“
Continue reading YJA Star Guerrilla: “Just as Turkey was defeated in Zap and Garê, it will be defeated today” [Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq]
We just got the message on our email from the anti-authoritarian activists who had a symbolic solidarity action in front of the Turkey embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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HPG announced numerous guerrilla actions that killed 37 Turkish soldiers in the Zap region of the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) where the Turkish army has been conducting an invasion operation since April 17.
Continue reading HPG: 37 more Turkish soldiers were killed in actions by guerrillas [Souther Kurdistan / Northern Iraq]
In the course of the Turkish invasion of South Kurdistan, 41 soldiers have been killed and two drones shot down in 24 hours, according to the HPG.
Continue reading HPG: 41 soldiers killed and two drones shot down in 24 hours [Southern Kurdistan – Northern Iraq]
Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Turkey has launched a new invasion attack on guerrilla areas. HPG responded to the attacks immediately and stated, “28 Turkish soldiers have been killed, 9 others injured, and 2 attack helicopters were damaged in the counterattacks so far.”
Continue reading Turkish attack on Avaşin and Zap: 28 soldiers killed, 2 helicopters damaged by guerrillas [Southern Kurdistan /Northern Iraq]
In the late evening hours of April 17, Turkey entered Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq with ground troops. The ground offensive was preceded by 3 days of heavy shelling by artillery, drones and bombardments.
Continue reading Let’s protest against Turkey’s war of aggression! Today, April 18, 2022 [Kurdistan]
Denying the allegations of PKK’s involvement in the forest fires in Turkey, KCK said, “It is a serious crime to set the peoples of Turkey against each other. Those responsible for these crimes will definitely not go unpunished.”
Continue reading KCK: “Reports that the forest fires in #Turkey were set by Kurds and the PKK are a lie”
Lyon. France. The Kurdish association in Lyon, France, has been attacked by fascists of Turkey’s “Grey Wolves”. Four members were injured, some seriously. The umbrella organization CDK-F speaks of organized attacks, presumably on the directive of the Turkish MIT.
Continue reading Turkish fascists attack Kurdish association in Lyon, injuring 4