"It is the duty of every individual to defend the land"
Opinion leaders from Kobanê said that Rojava is going through a delicate process and defense is a duty of every individual.
Speaking about the threats of the Turkish state against Northern and Eastern Syria, opinion leaders from Kobanê emphasized the importance of standing by the military forces. Stating that Northern and Eastern Syria territory is going through a sensitive process, the leaders pointed out that the Turkish state seeks to invade Northern and Eastern Syria completely.
Adnan Ehmed, one of the prominent figures of the Qerbok tribe, emphasized that the peoples should be united and said, “It is the duty of every individual to defend the land. We cannot remain silent on the threats of the Turkish state. We should not allow the Turkish state and its gangs to occupy our lands.”
'WE SHOULD DRAW LESSONS'
Osman Xelef, one of the prominent figures of the Shêxan tribe, said, “I call on the people of Rojava to protect their revolutionary gains. Our martyrs paid a heavy price for these gains. Everyone should show that they protect these achievements by taking their place on the side of the military forces. We must draw lessons from Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê.”
Imam İbrahim Remo stressed that everyone should stand by the military forces and defend their land. Remo said, "We should not allow gangs to enter our lands" and called on the youth living abroad to return to their homes and claim their land.
Another imam Ali Yıldız pointed out that the Turkish state is trying to cause strife in the region and stated that the peoples should be united.