Lowkey, don't go to Turkey!

After being asked by Kurdish campaigners to boycott an event at Istanbul Zaim University, we sent this open letter to Lowkey, the left-wing rapper and campaigner. Continue reading

Write to your MP to demand repatriation of Anna Campbell

On 15th March, a Turkish airstrike hit the convoy in which British citizen Anna Campbell was travelling in Afrin. Although Anna died immediately, her body lies in the same spot where she died due to the continued fighting and occupation of Afrin - her YPJ comrades attempted to recover her body as well as the other YPJ volunteers killed in the airstrike but they came under fire themselves and had to retreat. Please use this letter template to write to your local MP to demand an immediate ceasefire in Afrin to allow for the safe passage of Anna Campbell's body back home to England. Continue reading

British citizen Anna Campbell (Helîn Qerecox) killed in Afrin

Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign statement on the killing of British national Anna Campbell (Helîn Qerecox) in Afrin by Turkish military forces Continue reading

Sinn Féin statement on Afrin

Sinn Féin have released this press statement condemning Turkey's war on Afrin with comments from Chris Hazzard MP, who spoke at our parliamentary meeting on Afrin Continue reading

Labour Leader Urges Turkey To Stop Bombing Afrin!

  "We call upon the Turkish Government to halt the bombing of Afrin immediately, along with the bombing campaigns of all of those states now intervening militarily in Syria. Any settlement of the Syria conflict and the wider region can only be achieved politically and must respect the rights and identity of the Kurdish people and ensure that all peoples are able to live in peace." Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Sunday 18th February 2018    

PRESS RELEASE - Kurdish groups demand meeting with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Press release - 16th February 2018 Kurdish groups in Britain have demanded an urgent meeting with Labour frontbench pleading for them to speak out against Turkey’s war on Afrin Continue reading

Afrin model motion for Labour Party meetings

This is a model motion that can be modified as you wish for proposing at Labour Party branch and CLP meetings in support of the Afrin resistance, condemning Turkey's attacks and the UK government's implicit and explicit support for Turkey. Continue reading

Statement on Afrin from the Syrian Democratic Forces

We in the Syrian Democratic Forces are a peaceful movement focused on defeating Daesh and bringing stability to Syria consistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.  We seek a unified Syria, at peace with its neighbours.  We harbour no hostility towards anyone other than Daesh, which, thanks to our heroic fighters, has one foot in the grave.  Continue reading

"Political genocide": MP for Amed/Diyarbakir İdris Baluken's statement after receiving 16 year jail sentence

İdris Baluken, a member of Turkey's parliament since 2011, was sentenced yesterday to 16 years 8 months in prison on trumped up terrorism charges relating to speeches he made. This is a huge assualt on free speech and the rights of Kurds in Turkey to stand for parliament and represent themselves democratically. Baluken is a trained surgeon and worked in state hospitals until he became a politician. Here is the statement he released following the announcement of the sentence. Continue reading