TJK-E condemns the repression against the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey and calls for solidarity.
The Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe (TJK-E) condemns the arrests of dozens of activists in Amed (Diyarbakir) and Antep.
“The misogynist policy of the fascist AKP/MHP regime surpasses itself daily. Women continue their struggle against violence, fascism and injustice without interruption. This struggle is scaring the AKP/MHP government. For this reason, another wave of attacks has been launched early in the morning”, the TJK-E statement says.
The TJK-E demands the immediate release of the arrested women and calls for solidarity: “We women will never accept the oppression and annihilation policy of this regime and will continue to intensify our struggle. Women have never given up the struggle. Even the latest wave of repression will not be able to stop our struggle.”
Kurdish women’s movement is wanted to be wiped out
Dozens of women were arrested in Amed on Tuesday morning, including Ayşe Gökkan spokeswoman of the TJA (Tevgera Jinên Azad / Free Women’s Movement), journalist Ayşe Güney, seventy-year-old Peace Mother Hayriye Demir and Elif Haran, the co-chair of the prisoners’ aid organisation MED TUHAD-FED. The repression against the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey has intensified since the criminalisation of the Rosa women’s association in May and is part of the extermination campaign against Kurdish civil society. The fact that the struggle of the Kurdish women causes fear to patriarchal rulers and triggers particular aggression has become clear at the latest since the victory over the terror militia ISIS.