YPG fighter Scurfield remembered in London

YPG internationalist Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, the first UK volunteer in northeast Syria, was remembered on the anniversary of his martyrdom.

Kosta Scurfield, nom de guerre ‘Kemal’, who was the first UK volunteer in northeast Syria, fell a martyr during a clash between the YPG and ISIS gangs in Til Berak district of Qamishlo, Rojava on March 2, 2015.

A massive commemoration ceremony to pay tribute to the YPG volunteer couldn’t take place due to pandemic restrictions, a table was set up in the Kurdish Community Center (KCC) in London where flowers and candles were placed around a photo of the British YPG martyr.

Speaking here, Ali Boyraz, spokesman of the Commission of Martyrs’ Families, said, “We remember with respect and gratitude all the internationalist martyrs of the Kurdish Freedom Movement and Kurdistan people in the person of Erik Scurfield. We reiterate our promise to realize our martyrs’ ideal of a democratic, communal and gender-libertarian system. Martyrs are immortal.”