TJK-E calls on people to join actions on 6 June to protest coup

The TJK-E called on people to join actions organised on 6 June to protest the new political coup in Turkey.

The TJK-E (European Kurdish Women's Movement) issued a written statement regarding the political coup witnessed in the Turkish Parliament on Thursday leading to 3 MPs being stripped of their immunities and being detained. TJK-E called on everyone to join the actions on 6 June.

The TJK-E called on people to join actions organised on 6 June to protest the new political coup in Turkey.

The statement said: "The Republic of Turkey, which has tried to create itself and survive through the destruction and elimination of peoples, women, and opposition groups using physical, cultural, political genocides, war and violence, had not been able to prevent the resistance. Therefore, it has resorted to a permanent 'coup' dynamic".

Recalling that HDP deputies Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları were detained last night as the result of being stripped of their immunity by parliament, the statement added that since 2009 the AKP government has been waging a war against Kurds through the so called KCK operation and trial.

“The timing of this final coup – said the statement – deserves some analysis. It is not a coincidence that this coup arrives after a hatred and smear campaign organised also through some complacent media against many HDP figures. Some sectors are attacking the principles of HDP and the AKP-MHP fascist administration is trying to do the same with the trustees and with an arrest campaign.”

The statement underlined that “the targeting of HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven is also remarkable. In November 2018, Güven led a hunger strike for 200 demanding the lifting of the isolation of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan with the slogan 'Let's Break Isolation, let’s destroy fascism'. Her words, ‘more struggle, more freedom’, were expressing the feelings and demands of millions. The resistance spread and got results. Today, revenge is taken on all resisting Kurdish women with the targeting of Leyla Güven.”

The TJK-E issued the following call at the end of its statement: "We call on our people living in Europe, Kurdish women, feminists, democratic leftist circles to raise their voices against these attacks and to join the protests organized with the slogan ‘Action every day, Kurdistan every day'.”