DEM Party: Those who provide space for ISIS are responsible for the Moscow attack

DEM Party invites everyone to solidarity and common struggle against ISIS after the Moscow concert attack that claimed the lives of at least 133 people.


The number of people killed in the attack in the Russian capital Moscow has risen to 133. Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that all the attackers were captured.

Peoples' Equality and Democracy Party (DEM Party) Co-Chairs Tülay Hatimoğolları and Tuncer Bakırhan said: "We condemn in the strongest terms the attack against civilians in Russia, which was claimed by ISIS. We offer our condolences and patience to the relatives of those who lost their lives and to the people of Russia. In the face of this inhuman attack, we call everyone to solidarity and common struggle against ISIS. Peace and stability for the peoples of the world can only come through dialogue between peoples and a common struggle against ISIS and its derivatives. We take this opportunity to remind once again that the forces that want to use ISIS against the Kurds in Rojava or provide space for ISIS are also responsible for such attacks."

The institutions and organisations representing Kurds living in Russia also condemned the massacre in Moscow.

A joint statement by the International Union of Kurdish Social Institutions, the Russian Interregional Kurdish Women's Organisation and the Russian Êzdîxan organisation said, "We express our condolences to the families of the deceased and the entire Russian people and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. This terrorist attack was committed against the unity, solidarity and friendship of the peoples of Russia. As citizens of our country, Russia, we need to be more united and fight against such terrorist attacks by the forces of evil planned against our unity, solidarity and friendship. We must show to all the forces that have evil intentions against us that none of their attacks will be successful. The criminals and the forces behind them must be punished as they deserve."