In Germany police forces again repressed demonstrations of the Kurdish movement. Many people took the streets in several German cities yesterday to protest for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan (who was captured on February 15, 1999) and in solidarity with Afrin. Cops in Hannover banned chants, banners and flags.
Kaos GL Association made a statement with the title “Urgent Release” for trans-anarchist prisoner Diren Coskun held in Tekirdağ F-Type Prison No. 2, who entered the 21st day of hunger strike against the violation of rights in prison and for the right of surgery and treatment. In the statement published in Turkish and English it is called to meet Coşkun’s demands.
Activists occupied the party offices of the Social Democratiy Party (SPD) in Hamburg yesterday. The activists hung up a banner at the front of the building with the text: “Blood on your hands!” Riot cops cleared the building, detaining two activists. German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall is pressing ahead another arms deal with the Turkish state. with For todays demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Wuppertal, Germany police authorities banned all flags with Kurdish colours.
Last night there was a strong answer against the increasing repression of protests in solidarity with Afrin by the German state. 50 comrades spontaniously took the streets with an unregistered demo in Kassel, Germany.
In the past week we published several reports about the repression against actions and demonstrations in Cologne, Dortmund and Hamburg. The German government seems to get more and more nervous. No wonder, many of the arms and military equipment that is being used by the Turkish army was made in Germany. In addition to the Leopard tanks, the Turkish soldiers and gangs are using rifles manufactured by Heckler & Koch and Mercedes vehicles.
Statement by Kurdish-Speaking Anarchist Forum (KAF) about the aggression by the Turkish state against Rojava.
Statement by Anarchis communist group Yeryüzü Postası on the Turkish military aggression against Afrin, Rojava.
Statement about the Turkish military agression against Afrin (Rojava) by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet (Revolutionary Anarchist Action, DAF).
Press release by anarchists from the Turkish territory.
On May 23 an anarchist comrade and several other people were arrested during a solidarity demonstration with Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca. The fascist Erdogan regime is supported by the EU, who finances the brutal opression by the Turkish state with the EU-Turkey deal. Update May 26th (At the bottom of this page).
Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca are on hunger strike for 78 days now
Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF) faces arrests, court cases, and state violence as they stand up to the dictatorial Turkish state. In a situation of an unending “state of emergency” and civil war, resistance is necessary, and our support is critical!