23 March 2016
ANF - News Desk
Kurdish groups who began a sit-in demonstration in front of the European Parliament and European Council on 15 March to highlight the war and human rights abuses by the AKP government, have issued a written statement following the Brussels attack.
The statement reads, “We began a sit-in demonstration in Belgium’s capital Brussels on March 15 to bring to attention the AKP (Turkish) state’s massacres and oppression of the Kurdish people, protest the isolation of Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan and put the bombings of the cities and civilians in Cizre, Sur, Nusaybin, Silopi and other Kurdish cities on the European Union’s agenda. Our demonstration is being held with the permission of Belgian police and relevant authorities.”
'Erdogan and the AKP are responsible'
“Dictator Erdoğan and the Turkish State’s related ministries have continuously targeted the sit-in protest as their true faces are revealed and they are exposed. They wanted to implement in Belgium the same fascist terror they are implementing against the Kurdish people in Turkey and have tried everything to stop our sit-in demonstration. None of these attempts were successful in the diplomatic sense.
As a response, Erdoğan and the AKP state have activated fascist paramilitary groups to burn down our tent. Those who burned civilians alive in Kurdistan have attempted to repeat the same savagery in the capital of Europe.
Erdoğan and AKP gangs, aiming to murder Kurdish people and force them into submission by supporting ISIS terrorists in Kobanê and other places in Rojava, are threatening the Belgian people and the Belgian government today. ISIS terrorists have sprung into action in Belgium after Erdoğan’s threats and dozens of civilians have died as a result of the ISIS attacks. Erdoğan and the AKP government are giving political and logistical support to ISIS, Al Nusra and other such terrorist organisations. Therefore, Erdoğan and the AKP government are also responsible for the death of innocent civilians in Belgium.”
The Committee offered their condolences and continued; “As the demonstrators in the Brussels tent sit-in, we are joining the 3-day mourning of the Belgian people and share the Belgian people’s pain. We offer our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this inhuman terror attack and wish swift recovery for the injured. We hereby declare that we will be in solidarity with the Belgian people against all kinds of attacks on our peoples, against the AKP/ISIS fascism.”
'Demonstration to recommence on 28 March'
The demo organisation committee declared that they have stopped the demonstration until March 27 due to security precautions after the attack and stated the following:
“Our demonstration will continue on March 28, Monday at 11.00. We call on all sensible, patriotic and democratic groups to join our demonstration, fight ISIS/AKP terror together, come together and be in solidarity.”
RELATED: Turkish Pro-Government Daily: “Terrorist Belgium”
Turkish state officials, including president Erdogan, had targeted Belgium for allowing the demonstration, with a pro-government daily running the headline "Terrorist Belgium," four days before the multiple attacks in Brussels.
Edited by Kurdish Question