“The people are ready to resist all kinds of attacks”
Speaking about the latest alliances and agreements between NATO member countries and Türkiye, Til Temir Assembly Co-chair Semer Xelîl said, “The people are ready to resist all kinds of attacks.”
Hasakah- Women activists from Kurdistan, European countries and India have released statements in reaction to the recent NATO meeting and the agreements made against the Kurdish people. Speaking about the latest alliances and agreements between NATOo member countries and Türkiye, Semer Xelîl, Co-chair of Hasakah’s Til Temir Assembly, told NuJINHA that the North and East Syrian people are ready to resist the possible genocidal attacks.
“He wants to do what the Ottoman Empire could not do”
“Not only the Turkish state but also NATO itself supports the alliances formed against the Kurdish people,” Semer Xelîl said, “The Turkish state has reached such a stage that it does not give an account of its crimes to NATO or any other countries. The aim of Türkiye is to realize its interests by ignoring NATO. It puts pressure on other countries to realize its interests.” Pointing to Erdoğan's allegations, Semer Xelîl said, “Erdoğan has been occupying the Syrian territories on the pretext of protecting the security of its borders and that the Kurds pose a threat to Türkiye. His policies show that the matter is not only the Kurds. He turns against all nations, religiouses and thoughts because not only the Kurdish people live in Syria but also Arab, Syriac people and many people from different nations live in Syria. The occupying plans are not new plans. These plans are the continuation of Ottoman policies. Erdoğan wants to do what the Ottoman Empire could not do. The aims of the Turkish state are to occupy the Syrian territories, destroy the culture and history of the region and to change the demographic structure of the region.”
“People have been learning how to protect themselves”
Stating that the North and East Syrian people make preparations to defend themselves against all attacks, Semer Xelîl said, “We strengthen our military forces with the support of the people in order to defend our ancestors’ lands. The people should have their basic needs with them. We should meet our basic needs in a possible siege or embargo. We should not depend on anyone. Our health care organizations have been making preparations. In addition, the HPC-JIN, women's division of HPC, and Civil Defense Forces (HPC) act according to the responsibility of the process. They have taught the people how to use weapons. They have shown the people how to protect and defend themselves in their houses and neighborhoods. The people have been learning how to protect themselves. This war will not be the last. The people should prepare themselves against all attacks. They should protect themselves and meet their needs in a possible attack.”