The situation in the Middle East, apparently relatively calm on the
surface a few weeks ago has degenerated into a cauldron of bloody
conflict. The Israeli regime has responded to the new Palestinian
uprising in a brutal manner, deploying helicopter gunships on bombing
raids against the Palestinian Authority area,...
After all the blood that has been needlessly spilled in the last days,
we stand today facing the danger of an even more unnecessary regional
war, that will multiply the number of victims of the idiotic policy of
solving political problems by military means. And the political problems
are clear to everyone who looks at...
Öcalan’a ve Bütün Siyasi Mültecilere Siginma Hakki! Kürdistan’a Kendi
Kaderini Tayin Hakki! Yasasin Isçilerin Birligi ve Sosyalizm! Kürdistan
Isçi Partisi PKK’nin lideri Abdullah Öcalan’in Türk gizli servisi
tarafindan kaçirilmasi Kürtlerin...
This statement of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI)
mainly deals with those parts of Kurdistan which are currently located
in Turkey. It does not go into the situation in Turkey or other parts of
Kurdistan in depth.
The abduction of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan
by Turkish secret services has sparked furious mass protests by Kurds
and more than ever internationalised the Kurdish question. The CWI
stands with the oppressed Kurdish people and supports and campaigns for
their right to self-determination.
Working people across the world were relieved that war was averted in
the Gulf in February. Tens of thousands of Iraqi people, perhaps more,
would have been killed if US-led imperialism had launched its promised
murderous attack. This would have added to the already intense suffering
of the Iraqi people caused by...