Will Afrin Unite the Kurds Against the TurkReich?

The TurkReich’s move to invade and brutalize the people of Afrin is triggering a galvanizing move by the Kurds, who were previously not united.  A rally within Turkey itself, in the city of Diyarbakir, demonstrated exactly how the Kurds are now prepared to come together and fight their common enemy, the jackbooted thugs of the TurkReich.

From US News

In Turkey’s Kurdish Heartland, Anger Over Syria War Finds a Stage

Tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds turned an annual cultural festival into a rare mass political protest on Wednesday against the government’s two-month-old military campaign against a Kurdish militia in neighboring Syria.

At a rally to mark the spring festival of Newroz in the southern city of Diyarbakir, demonstrators said Ankara risked provoking violence at home if it pressed on with its Syria offensive.

The event was the first major public demonstration against the campaign in Syria, in which the Turkish army has battled a Kurdish militia, the YPG, which Turkey says is an extension of the banned PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party. It fell just days after Turkish forces stormed the Syrian city of Afrin.

In a city still scarred by fighting between the PKK and Turkish troops, young women and men linked hands and danced to traditional Kurdish music in the warm spring sunshine, chanting for Afrin and jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

“Long live the Afrin resistance,” sang the crowd.

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