A “solidarity selfie” campaign has drawn the backing of mayors, councillors, MPs, artists, religious leaders, trade unionists and activists in support of Kurdish mayors and parliamentarians imprisoned by the Turkish government, writes Ismet Tastan.
Rojava Solidarity (Sydney)
A rally of members of the Kurdish community and their supporters was held in Sydney on January 8 to demand justice for Sakine Cansız, Leyla Şaylemez and Fidan Doğan, three Kurdish women activists who were assassinated in Paris five years ago by a suspected agent of the Turkish secret police.
There has still been no adequate inquiry into their deaths and the rally, outside the French consulate, called on the French authorities to publicly investigate all the available evidence in this case.
Sydney Opera House
Turkish armed forces have launched a bloody air and land attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Afrin, part of the democratic autonomous cantons of Democratic Federation of Northern Syria/Rojava. Please join this rally in solidarity with the brave resistance forces - the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), People's Protection Units (YPG) and Women's Protection Unions (YPJ). Rally called by NSW Democratic Kurdish Community Centre and supported by Rojava Solidarity (Sydney).