By Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle
We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), vigorously condemn the bombing attacks on Kurdish communities by the reactionary Turkish air force and demand a stop to such blind and vicious attacks on the Kurdish people.
Some 15 US-supplied Turkish F-16 jet fighter planes dropped bombs yesterday on the civilian population in Hakkari and elsewhere on the pretext that they were raiding bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in retaliation for a successful ambush by a PKK fighting unit on a Turkish army unit.
The Turkish war planes also attacked Qandil, a mountain on the Iraqi-Iranian border, and in the process crossed the border. The Turkish reactionaries are hell-bent on carrying an air and ground offensive in Kurdistan and across borders even before the end of the Ramadan.
We stand firmly in solidarity with the Kurdish people and militantly support their struggle for national self-determination and democracy against the Turkish chauvinists and fascists and their imperialist masters. It is reprehensible that the US and the European Union and their Turkish puppets misrepresent as terrorist the Kurdish national liberation movement.
We call on all member-organizations of the ILPS, their allies and the broad masses of the people throughout the world to expose and oppose the barbaric attacks on the Kurdish people by the Turkish reactionaries and to undertake protest actions to demand the immediate end of such attacks.