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 Time for Kurds to corroborate their solidarity with Israel!

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Time for Kurds to corroborate their solidarity with Israel! ‎ 13.3.2012 
By Kurdish Youth Movement

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March 13, 2012

On Sunday, a demonstration was orchestrated by the Turkish Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (Mazlumder) in front of Israeli Embassy in Ankara.

Politically motivated, this professed “Organization of Human Rights” impugns the state Israel for its defensive actions and portrays Israeli policies in Gaza as “unacceptable and inhumane”.

“We aim to defend and support human rights for all people without any discrimination and double standards”, states the introduction page of organization.

Some 20 million Kurds are marginalized and stripped of their most fundamental cultural and linguistic rights in Turkey. Turkey has carried out the worst war crimes of its kind against an armless civilian population both in the 19th (Armenians) and 20th (Kurds) century. Kurdish political dissidents continue to decompose in totally restricted state detention facilities without any access to legal aid.

Turkish unprecedented Human Rights violations are undeniably on the rise. Freedom of religion and expression is gradually becoming non-existent for members of minority groups.

Many political activists have disappeared for years just for daring to criticize government authorities or its military institutions. Conversing and educating in ones mother tongue is forbidden.

Innocent people fleeing persecution are regarded as smugglers and bombed with F16s on border regions. The territorial integrity and sovereignty of Iraqi Kurdistan is constantly threatened by illegitimate cross-border aggressions. All of these are justified!

I could not confront a single quotation or reference to any of these blunt Human Rights Violations committed intentionally by the Republic of Turkey by these so-called defendants of Human Rights Organizations in Turkey.

A large number of Islamic organizations have recently appeared in the false attire of Human Rights groups, Democracy Promoters and NGOS, trying to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people. All of them are directly funded by Erdogan’s neo-Islamist AKP party. These politically biased institutions seem more concerned about Human Rights Violations taking place in irrelevant Gaza than inside the country (Turkish Kurdistan). Soaring unemployment and poverty rate in Turkish Kurdistan needs more Turkey’s attention than an internal Palestinian-Israeli dispute.

Under the control and direction of Islamists ideologues in Ankara, anti-Semitism and anti-Kurdism has increased multi-fold in Turkey.

Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) has presided over a regime which, according to the Pew Global Attitudes Survey, is now the world’s most anti-American.

The flame of “Arab Spring” is spilling over all over the world apart from Turkey. This is also reflective of double-standard policies by global hypocritical powers.

The 20 million Kurds in Turkey should no longer believe in false democratic and constitutional reforms by Turkish leaders, especially the misleading Islamic-oriented Erdoğan regime.

Israel has uniformly sided with oppressed Kurds versus tyrant dictators. It is time for Kurds to corroborate their solidarity with the state of Israel, especially in a time when Islamic extremism and terrorism is growing to expand in the region.

By Kurdish Youth Movement —

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