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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:16 am

Remember YOU are a KURD

    PUT DOWN YOU TEA

    TURN OFF TURKISH TV
British Kurdish People's Assembly:

An enormous demonstration will be taking place on Sunday

    1pm Sunday in front of the BBC offices in London
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Re: PROTEST 1pm Sunday in front of the BBC offices in London

PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:16 pm

Plymouth Kurds

Congratulations to Plymouth Kurds for such a well organised protest and obtaining such a large interest and support from the local community :ymapplause:

Plymouthherald.co.uk

Kurdish protesters stage protest in Plymouth city centre

Kurds have staged a protest in Plymouth city centre to bang the drum about ongoing civil and political tensions in the Middle East.

Members of Plymouth's growing Kurdish community and their supporters met by the sundial today to demonstrate against the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Joined by Plymouth MP Luke Pollard, protest organiser Mr Baz Ahmed and "a hundred or so" Kurdish people, and several dozen other people from the local community, protested in a bid to make Plymouth people aware of what's going on thousands of miles away, and its impact on us.

Mr Pollard told Plymouth Live: "Plymouth has about 3,500 Kurds. When it was announced that the US government was pulling troops out of northern Syria it rang alarm bells in the minds of lots of people [as it] green-lights Turkey's invasion of northern Syria."

Mr Pollard added: "Friends and family of Plymouth Kurds are the people displaced and killed in the invasion now."

Now, local people have come together to protest the invasion of northern Syria by Turkey.

Luke Pollard MP told Plymouth Live he met the Kurdish community leaders in Plymouth earlier this week and one of the actions from the meeting was a plan for a public protest 'where people could be made aware of what's going on thousands of miles away and how it affects Plymouth'.

Protesters are campaigning against Turkey's invasion of Northern Syria

Organiser of the demonstration, Mr Baz Ahmed told Plymouth Live: "We do not want another war, or displaced people.

"We need to stand up to stop the invasion and slaughter of innocent people."

Mr Ahmed added: "We are grateful of the people of Plymouth for being here today, [as well as] our local MP and councillor.

"Plymouth is very supportive, it's been my home for twenty years."

Why Turkey is bombing Kurds in Syria

Q. Why is Turkey attacking Kurds in North-East Syria?

A. Because it views Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists who support other Kurds who have launched attacks in Turkey.

They also prefer their old enemy Syria to be unstable, and peace has broken out lately.

Q. Why should Britain care?

A. Because the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces were trained by British and US troops to defeat Islamic State and they lost 11,000 comrades in brutal fighting.

Crucially, because IS could attack the UK again if the Kurds are beaten by Turkey, since it is their SDF force that stood between us and the terrorists.

Q. Is the violence contained?

A. It’s a very dangerous time because Turkish troops have been backed by Syrian rebels, some of whom served in extremist groups.

Anarchy in North-East Syria could let ISIS surge back into action, sparking attacks in Europe.

While Iran and Russia supported Syria’s Assad regime, Turkey was quietly helping ISIS by turning a blind eye to illegal border crossings.

Q. What can be done to stop it?

A. Donald Trump has threatened to hit the Turkish economy if President Recep Erdogan’s troops go too far, which they no doubt will.

The West must lean on Turkey to show restraint and stop turning what is already a kind of proxy war into something far worse.

Q. How significant is Turkey’s attack in a war that has seen unsurpassed levels of horror?

A. It is hugely significant and the timing is terrible.

An uneasy peace had broken out in Kurdish-controlled North-East Syria and the IS terrorists had been almost contained. Sleeper cells are at large but have remained quiet.

Turkey’s action could be the signal for a new awakening of terrorism in the region, stretching across into Europe.

The Syria-Turkish border, now more in tatters than ever before, has been a main conduit for terror in Syria thanks to Turkey turning that blind eye.

Just to complicate things further, Turkey is a member of NATO.

Link to Article - Video - Photo:

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/p ... ty-3422221

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PostAuthor: Anthea » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Demonstrators march through London to protest Turkey's Syria offensive

Hundreds of protesters with placards showing Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and slogans reading 'Murderer Turkish State' and making their way through central London towards Westminster

Demonstrations began at the BBC's Broadcasting House at around 12.30pm against the continued Turkish military presence in Rojava Kurdistani, in northern Syria.

The crowd, which included Kurdish citizens, then marched down Regent Street, chanting 'down with fascism' and setting off red smoke.

Turkey-backed Syrian forces have now advanced into the centre of Syrian border town Tal Abyad, on the fifth day of their military offensive against Kurdish fighters.

Demonstrations began at the BBC's Broadcasting House at around 12.30pm against the continued Turkish military presence in Rojava Kurdistani, in northern Syria.

A male protester blows a vuvuzela during the pro-Kurdish rally, wearing a hat and coat made up of Kurdish flags and a badge saying 'Kurdistan'

Crowds of demonstrators are pictured gathered outside the BBC's Broadcasting House during the march today that saw hundreds of people on the streets of London

Niaz Maarof, 41, a driver from London, was part of the march and said the Kurdish community was opposed to the Turkish military presence in northern Syria

It comes after Turkey-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the centre of Syrian border town Tal Abyad on the fifth day of Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters

Protesters are seen waving placards saying 'protect the Kurds' and 'stop the war on the Kurds' during the demonstration outside the BBC's Broadcasting House in London

Police are seen monitoring a pro-Kurdish march through Westminster as the crowd, made up of hundreds of protesters, passes London buses

Niaz Maarof, 41, a driver from London, was part of the march and said the Kurdish community was opposed to the Turkish military presence in northern Syria.

'This is a demonstration showing against Erdogan and Turkey attacking the Kurds in Rojava Kurdistan (Western Kurdistan) after almost 10 years that we have been fighting against ISIS.

'They liberated the area, they are running a democratic government and now Turkey, with the green light from America, is attacking the area. So, as Kurds, we are not happy about it.

Mr Maarof from South Kurdistan said he agreed with Boris Johnson, who this week urged President Erdogan to end the military assault but that more action was needed from the British Government.

'The world does owe the Kurds now for what they did in Syria. If you really mean it, the British should stop selling Turkey weapons, because last year Theresa May gave them planes and now they are using them against us.

'The whole world is watching and no-one is saying anything.

'We, the Kurdish, are upset, not only with Turkey but with most of the world, because we are not being helped.'

Protesters chanted 'wake up UK, Turkish state is Isis' and set off coloured smoke as the march made its way through central London towards Parliament Square

One woman waves a Kurdish flag during the protest while another carries a large placard as they voice their opposition to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad (pictured today) and Ras al Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia

The protest came as Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the ONLY genuine war monitor, said on Sunday Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria had 'near full control' of border town Tal Abyad.

Dressed in a full Kurdistan tracksuit and a matching hat, Bokurd Kurdo, 29, said that the Kurdish people had been abandoned by the rest of the world.

Speaking to PA, he said: 'We have come today to protest against the Turkish enemy in Kurdistan, because they are killing us and nobody is saying anything.

'All the humanity in the world is silent.

'I don't know when the silence will be broken.

'We were fighting ISIS and terrorism, but when that was finished everyone left us.

'That is why we are protesting today. We are Kurds, we have no country, we need space and we need peace.'

Havel Surchi, 33, said that he was 'disappointed' at the way the Kurdish people had been treated.

'Our people are dying in Syria, so today we are supporting our people. We are disappointed with the United States, they left us behind.

'It is embarrassing for America, for Trump especially, what he did to us, he left us behind.

'We love Kurdish people, today we give love to people who died in Syria. It is a shame, I'm disappointed.'

Mr Surchi, originally from Southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq), took part in the march on Sunday afternoon, which saw hundreds of people travel from Broadcasting House to right outside Parliament.

People take part in a pro-Kurdish rally and hold a banner reading 'stronger together' as they march on Westminster on Sunday

Protesters chanted 'wake up UK, Turkish state is ISIS' and set off coloured smoke as the march made its way through central London towards Parliament Square.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said on Sunday Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria had 'near full control' of border town Tal Abyad.

Sporadic gunfire and an occasional mortar round could still be heard hitting Tal Abyad from just across the border in the Turkish town of Akcakale.

There were some celebrations in Akcakale, with people waving Turkish flags.

Explosions go off as fighting continues in Ras al-Ayn

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters sit in a military tank in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday

Syrian rebel fighters ride on a truck mounted with a weapon in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, on Sunday

The Turkish government views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their links to an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

But those same Syrian Kurdish forces were a key US ally in the war against the Islamic State group.

Turkey has vowed to carve out a 'safe zone' inside Syria along the border.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier 17 villages around Tal Abyad had also been captured.

The Syrian Kurdish fighters had themselves captured the town from ISIS in 2015.

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