Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign

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Started 2 petitions

Petitioning Elizabeth Truss MP, Dominic Rabb

Defend Women's Lives In Turkey & Kurdistan!

Turkey was the first country to adopt a 2011 Council of Europe convention on gender-based violence and domestic violence, a groundbreaking legal framework designed to protect victims and effectively prosecute offenders, known as the Istanbul Convention. However, since then even basic rights and protections won by women in Turkey have come under serious threat as Recep Erdoğan’s conservative AKP ruling party has tried to roll back legislation politicians say 'threaten traditional family values'. Powerful lobby groups have repeatedly petitioned for changes to the Istanbul Convention on the grounds that it encourages divorce and “immoral lifestyles”. The law’s future is currently being debated by parliament. AKP deputy chair Numan Kurtulmuş said in a televised interview earlier this month that the Istanbul convention was “very wrong” and “played into the hands of LGBT and marginal elements” in Turkish society. Other senior ministers, including President Erdoğan himself, regularly make public statements that are degrading to women. According to the president, women are not equal to men, and those without children are deficient. Former prime minister Binali Yıldırım has told supporters that rather than physically attack women in public wearing shorts, they should verbally harass them instead. Comments like this from men in power in Turkey legitimise these attitudes and give rise to horrendous incidents of misogynistic attacks and killings of women as has been recently highlighted on social media.  Seen as a step forward for women, the Istanbul Convention obliges signatories to tackle gender-based crime, provide protection and services for women and ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted. But conservative and Islamists in Turkey remain hostile, insisting that gender equality undermines the institution of the family. There has been an outpouring of mass revulsion and anger at a series of recent killings of Turkish and Kurdish women inside Turkey. 27-year-old Kurdish student Pınar Gültekin (pictured above) from Bitlis in the Kurdish South-East of Turkey was brutally murdered recently by her boyfriend and her body was discovered in woodland in the Aegean province of Muğla. She was beaten and then strangled to death by her former partner, Cemal Metin Avci, who then burned her body in a garbage bin and covered it in concrete. The 32-year-old has been detained on homicide charges. Other incidents have included Turkish soldiers committing rape and sexual assault against Kurdish women in SE Turkey and so-called 'Honour Killings' like the case of Fatma Altınmakas who was raped by her brother in law, only to be killed by her husband upon release from jail.  We Will Stop Femicides Platform (KDCP), a rights group that monitors violence against women, said at least 474 women were murdered in 2019, most of them by current or former partners, family members, or unrelated men who wanted a relationship with them. The real figure is believed to be much higher, with many cases being unreported. KDCP said that 27 women had been murdered in June alone with at least 147 killed so far this year — a figure that is continuing to rise. It is a situation that the rights group describe as a 'war against women' with the figures being comparable to war, the Turkish government at war with women.  Women’s shelters are being shut down across the country while violence against women is on the rise, a situation worsened during the coronavirus lockdown. Also, rapists have been released early from prison ostensibly because of the Coronavirus threat while Kurdish political prisoners remain incarcerated.  Poland has threatened to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention recently threatening the lives of women in Poland. Now Turkey's threatened withdrawal poses a far more serious risk of a wider domino effect if other conservative states follow. Women lives, not just in Turkey & Kurdistan, but globally are now in danger! And the Istanbul Convention, if implemented, does save lives! "The convention on violence against women is one of the most comprehensive laws to combat violence against women in the world," said Iverna McGowan, a human rights expert in Brussels. We call on the UK Government to use their good offices with the Turkish AKP government to demand that they resist lobbyists pressure, protect women and girls in Turkey and stop rolling back on the Istanbul Convention and to forcefully urge the Turkish government to fully affirm and commit to the convention and implement it in full and in its entirety. This is the best course of action to ensure the safety of women around the world. Stop the war on women! 

Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign
19,578 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Angela Merkel (CDU), Giuseppe Conte, Emmanuel Macron, Donald J. Trump

Stop Turkey! Defend the Kurds! Halt EU Arms Sales To Turkey & Impose No Fly Zone

Turkey is threatening to invade N. Syria to attack the Kurds, the same forces who have sacrificed thousands of their young people to fight and defeat ISIS. Turkey must be stopped! EU led by UK, Germany and Italy must impose a No Fly Zone to protect the Kurds, their Coalition allies in the war against ISIS. Turkey has used its military expenditure power to buy its way into agreements with many European countries and businesses. BAE systems in UK, German leopard tanks and Italian helicopters. Turkey cannot keep its war machine running without the implicit backing of EU countries. If the EU actually want to stop the inevitable genocide of the Kurds in N. Syria and war crimes like we saw earlier this year when Turkey invaded Afrin they could stop all military agreements and impose a No Fly Zone to protect the Kurds as happened in 1991 to protect the Kurds from attacks from Saddam Hussain. Furthermore, robust sanctions should be applied until Turkey retreats back to its own borders. Fermati in Turchia! Difendi i Curdi! No Fly Zone & Halt EU Arms Sales To Turkey! Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign ha ricevuto questa petizione e l'ha diretta a Theresa May MP, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito e Leader del Partito Conservatore e a 2 altri / altreLa Turchia sta minacciando di invadere la N. Siria per attaccare i curdi, le stesse forze che hanno sacrificato migliaia di giovani per combattere e sconfiggere l'ISIS. La Turchia deve essere fermata! L'UE guidata da Regno Unito, Germania e Italia deve imporre una No Fly Zone per proteggere i curdi, i loro alleati della coalizione nella guerra contro l'ISIS. La Turchia ha usato il suo potere di spesa militare per acquistare la propria strada in accordi con molti paesi e imprese europei. Sistemi BAE nel Regno Unito, carri armati di leopardo tedesco ed elicotteri italiani. La Turchia non può mantenere la sua macchina da guerra senza il sostegno implicito dei paesi dell'UE. Se l'UE vuole davvero fermare l'inevitabile genocidio dei curdi in N. Siria e crimini di guerra come abbiamo visto all'inizio di quest'anno quando la Turchia ha invaso Afrin, potrebbero fermare tutti gli accordi militari e imporre una No Fly Zone per proteggere i curdi come accaduto nel 1991 per proteggere i curdi dagli attacchi di Saddam Hussein. Inoltre, dovrebbero essere applicate sanzioni severe fino a quando la Turchia non tornerà ai propri confini. Invia commenti Die Türkei droht mit dem Einmarsch in Nord-Syrien, um die Kurden anzugreifen, die Kräfte, die Tausende ihrer jungen Kämpfer geopfert haben, um den IS zu bekämpfen und zu besiegen. Die Türkei muss gestoppt werden! Die EU, angeführt von Großbritannien, Deutschland und Italien, muss eine No-Fly-Zone auferlegen, um die Kurden und ihre Koalitionspartner im Krieg gegen den IS zu schützen. Die Türkei hat ihr militärisches finanzielle Macht genutzt, um ein Abkommen bei vielen europäischen Ländern und Unternehmen zu kaufen. BAE-Systeme in Großbritannien, deutsche Leopardtanks und italienische Hubschrauber. Ohne die stillschweigende Unterstützung der EU-Länder kann die Türkei die Kriegsmaschinerie nicht weiter betreiben. Wenn die EU tatsächlich den unvermeidlichen Völkermord an den Kurden in Nord-Syrien und Kriegsverbrechen stoppen will, die wir Anfang des Jahres gesehen haben, als die Türkei in Afrin einmarschierte, könnten sie alle Militärabkommen beenden und eine No Fly-Zone errichten, um die Kurden wie 1991 zu schützen als Saddam Hussein sie angegriffen hatte. Darüber hinaus sollten solide Sanktionen verhängt werden, bis die Türkei sich an ihre eigenen Grenzen zurückzieht.  Tirkiye gefan li bakurê Sûriyê dixwe û dixwaze êrîşî Kurdan bike, eynî ew hêzên ku bi hezaran qurbanî danîn ji bo xizmeta şerê li dijî DAIŞê û têkşikandina wê. Divê Tirkiye bê rawestandin! Yekîtiya Ewropayê bi rêberiya Brîtanya, Almanya û Îtalyayê divê herêmeke dijefirînê bo parastina Kurdan bisepîne, hevkarên wan li dijî DAIŞê. Tirkiye hêza xwe ya mesrefên serbazî bikar anî ji bo rê li pêşiya rêkeftin û bazirganiyên xwe li gel gelek welatên ewropî veke. Sîstemên BAE li Brîtanyayê, Tankên Leopard yê almanî û helîkopterên îtalî. Tirkiye nikare şerê xwe bêyî piştgiriya dewletên ewropî berdewam bike. Eger Yekîtiya Ewropayê bi rastî rawestandina qirkirina Kurdan li bakurê Sûriyê û rawestandina tawanên şer, wek ê me vê salê li Efrînê ji ber dagirkirina Tirkiyê dîtin, bixwaze, ew dewlet karin hemû rêkeftinên leşkerî li gel Tirkiyê bisekinînin û herêma dijefirînê ragihînin, wek dema ku ev tişt sala 1991 çêbû ji bo parastina Kurdan ji êrîşên Sedam Hisên. Zêdetir jî divê sizayên bihêz bên sepandin ta Tirkiye vegere sînorê xwe. الدولة التركية تهدد باجتياح الشمال السوري لتهاجم الكرد الذين ضحوا بآلاف من شبانهم وشاباتهم من أجل هزيمة داعش. الدولة التركية يجب أن تتوقف!الاتحاد الأوروبي بقيادة بريطانيا، ألمانيا وإيطاليا يجب أن يفرضوا حظر طيران على شمال وشرق سوريا لحماية الكرد وشعوب المنطقة حلفائهم في الحرب على داعش. تركيا استخدمت قوتها العسكرية لتعقد عدة اتفاقات مع الدول الأوروبية وصفقات تجارية معهم . التكنولوجيا الحربية الحديثة في بريطانيا، دبابات الليوبارد الألمانية والمروحيات الإيطالية . الدولة التركية لاتستطيع استخدام هذه الأسلحة من دون موافقة الدولة المانحة. اذا الدول الأوروبية بالفعل تريد إيقاف المجازر وجرائم الحرب بحق الكرد كما شاهدنا السنة الماضية عندما اجتاحت تركيا عفرين ، يجب عليهم أن يوقفوا صفقات الأسلحة مع تركيا وأن يفرضوا ويعلنوا منطقة حظر طيران فوق شمال سوريا لحماية الكرد كما حدث في ١٩٩١ لحماية الكرد من صدام حسين. علاوة على ذلك ، يجب أن تفرض عقوبات على الدولة التركية حتى تتراجع إلى حدود دولتها . ترکیه تهدید به حمله به شمال سوریه و کردها می‌کند؛ همان نیروهایی که هزاران تن از جوانان خود را در راه مبارزه با داعش و شکست آنها قربانی نموده اند . باید جلوی ترکیه ایستاد. اتحادیه اروپا به رهبری بریتانیا، آلمان و ایتالیا می‌بایست منطقه‌ی پرواز ممنوعی را جهت محافظت از کردها و هم‌پیمانانشان در جنگ علیه داعش، ایجاد کنند. ترکیه از هزینه‌های نیروی نظامی خود در جهت تسهیل بستن قرارداد با بسیاری از کشورهای اروپایی و بنگاه‌های تجاری آنها، سود جسته است؛ بنگاه‌هایی همچون شرکت ب.اِی.ای سیستمز(BAE Systems) در بریتانیا، تانک‌های آلمانی لئوپارد و هلیکوپترهای ایتالیایی. ترکیه بدون حمایت آشکار کشورهای اروپایی، قادر به تداوم استفاده از ماشین جنگی خود نخواهد بود. اگر کشورهای اروپایی اراده‌ی واقعی برای جلوگیری از نسل‌کشی حتمی کردهای شمال سوريا و وقوع جنایت‌های جنگی مشابه آنچه در جریان یورش سال گذشته‌ی ترکیه به عفرین شاهد آن بودیم را دارا باشند، مطمئنا قادر به لغو کلیه قراردادهای نظامی خود با ترکیه و ایجاد یک منطقه‌ی پرواز به‌منظور محافظت از جان کردها خواهند بود، همانگونه که در سال ١٩٩١ جهت حفاظت از کردها در برابر حملات صدام حسین دست به چنین کاری زدند. علاوه بر این، باید تا زمان عقب‌نشینی ترکیه به مرزهای خود، تحریم‌های سختی علیه این کشور وضع گردد. دەوڵەتی تورکیا هەڕەشەی داگیرکردنی باکوری سوریاو هێرشکردنە سەر کوردەکان دەکات کەهەمان ئەوهێزانەن کە هەزارەها قوربانیان بەخشی بۆ شەڕکردن وتێکشانی داعش. پێویستە تورکیا بووەستێنرێت،یەکێتی ئەوروپا بەڕێبەری بەریتانیا و ئەڵمانیاو ئیتالیا پێویستە ناوچەی دژە فڕین بسەپێنن بۆپاراستنی کوردەکان، کەهاوپەیمانیانە لەشەڕی دژی داعش.تورکیا خەرجی هێزی سوپاکەی بەکارهێنابۆکڕینی ڕێگای خۆی لە ڕازیبوونی کۆمەڵێ وڵاتی ئەورووپی و بازرگان، سیستمەکانی (ب،ئە،ئی)لە شانشینی یەکگرتوی بەریتانیا، تانکی پڵنگیی لەئەڵمانیا ، هێلی کۆپتەرە ئیتالییەکان .تورکیا بەتەنیا خوی وڕاستەخۆ ناتوانێ بەردەوام بێت لەشەر بەبێ وڵاتانی ئەورووپا،ئەگەر وڵاتانی ئەورووپا دەیانەوێت جینۆسایدی نەبڕاوەی کوردەکان و تاوانی جەنگ بووەستێنن دژی کوردەکان لەباکوری سوریا ،هەروەک بینیمان لەوماوەی ڕابردوودا کاتێ تورکیا عەفرینی داگیر کرد ،توانیان هەموو هێزەعەسکەریەکان لە ناوچەی دژەفڕین بووەستێنن و توانیان کوردەکان بپارێزن ،هەروەک لەساڵی 1991 دژی ڕژێمەکەی سەدام ناوچەی دژە فڕییان بەکارهێنا بۆ پاراستنی کوردەکان، لەگەڵ ئەوەشدا ئابڵوقەیەقی بەهێز بخرێتە سەرتورکیا بۆکشانەوەی هێزەکانی بۆ ناوچەکانی خۆی.

Kurdistan Solidarity Campaign
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