Statement from YCR (Youth Union of Rojava) about the attacks on Afrin

The Youth Movement of Rojava released a statement answering the Turkish military operations in Afrin. We translated the statement to english.

In these moments right now, the fascist turkish state is attacking our people and land in Efrîn. With warplanes they are bombing cities, villages, the mountains and the valleys. For a long time the beginning of fightings in Efrîn has been a main topic, and now it became true. We as the Youth Union of Rojava always made our stand clear to defend our people and our land is our priority. For this reason we call for a general mobilization. Everybody who feels what is happening and with honor in hie or her heart, with courage and belief needs to take a weapon and join the forces that are defending Rojava. Talking is over, they want war, we are going to give them war. Rojava is going to be the grave of Erdoğan and Bahçeli.

If everyone remembers, during Kobanê Erdoğan was screaming every day: „Kobanê is going to fall today, is going to fall tomorrow.“ That’s what he said, but with the brave resistance of thousands of martyrs Kobanê did not fall but became the symbol for the free will of the people. Look wher we are today. The peoples of Northern Syria are standing together and with our common struggle, as Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Armens and Tiukmens we did not only defend ourself, but we destroyed the Islamic State, their capital was liberated with the afford and blood of hundreds of freedom-fighters. Like this the sisterhood of the people and a democratic Syria became a guarantee. Today they are having dirty plans again. Erdoğan wants to take action this winter before it gets spring, because this spring is going to be the spring of the defeat of the turkish fascism. It is going to be the peoples revolution-spring.

The Turkish-state existence on our soil is not at all legitimate and like the youth of northern Syria we will never except it. They have to know that Kobanê was the beginning of the downfall of DA’ÎŞ, the same way Efrîn will be the beginning of Erdoğans end. We will make the whole border a warzone against occupation. That’s why we call on all revolutionary and democratic youth of the world to rise up against Turkish-state fascism. We especially call on the revolutionary and democratic youth in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan to rise up against the AKP-MHP dictatorship. We call on the youth of Rojava and Northern Syria to join the defense forces, join YPG and YPJ, against turkish occupation rise up! Where ever you are, go to the streets! Long live the Efrin resistance! Long live Rêber APO! Rise Up! Rise Up! Rise Up!

Yekîtiya Ciwanên Rojava

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