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Turkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people
mashriq / arabia / iraq | imperialism / war | news report Saturday September 27, 2014 15:37 by Workers Solidarity Movement - WSM
Istanbul anarchists along other leftists, feminists, and 'Gezi park types' have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS. [italiano]
Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG - Kurdish People's Protection Units. Vice also reported that "Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way across the border to fight alongside the YPG".
The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says "People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom".
We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available.
This is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire:
"Thousands of young people, socialists, trade unionists, revolutionary, feminist, libertarian poured in from all over Turkey to Kobanê. They and they go there to support and defend the city réfugié.es.