EVERY STATE THAT ATTACKS THE PEOPLE WILL LOSE!
The state of Turkey has started a new war with its old policies full of hostility, tanks, guns, fighter planes and warmongers. In these lands where we live, the government has voted for war. Even Erdogan’s usual critics, who shout that “he is leading 80 million people to disaster” at every opportunity, did not hesitate to support the war this time.
Not even 10 years have passed since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, which has become a chessboard for many powerful states around the world. Turkey, like many other states, continues to act as if it had no role in the initiation and spread of the war.
The Turkish state has decided to re-enter the region it already partially occupies, with the excuse of “protecting its own territorial integrity”. Shamelessly, the heads of state call this war they have started for their own interests “Operation Peace Spring”. The war planes immediately began to carry out indiscriminate air strikes. All this is developing before the eyes of other states that supposedly “condemn” Turkey’s actions.
While the United States withdraws its troops from Syria, it declares that the endless war “has ended for them”, and adds that the Turkish state must assume responsibility for the large number of ISIS prisoners in the region that Europe refuses to take back.
The state that observed and paved the way for the massacre of our comrades, brothers and friends here in our lands will now supposedly take custody of ISIS. This war, which started one day before the anniversary of one of the worst atrocities in our history – the October 10 Massacre (in which two car bombs killed 109 people participating in a protest in Ankara against the escalation of the conflict between the Turkish state and PKK) – will undoubtedly lead to more and more massacres.
The state-controlled media supports the war, of course. Characterised by its xenophobic character, it has often asked what the Syrian refugees are doing “in our land”. Clearly, it never questions what the Turkish army is doing on Syrian land. The media, whose duty it is supposed to “make the facts known to the public”, continue to support the war while ignoring the massacres that are being committed. Unable to produce “news” that does not support the state, it continues to portray the state and the Turkish army as heroes.
All wars waged by rulers for their own interests are massacres. Every war promoted by nationalist and militarist policies is a massacre. Every bullet and bomb aimed at the oppressed peoples has freedom as its target.
Every war against freedom is doomed to lose.
They cannot win this war, nor can they justify the massacres they wish to commit.
Every state that attacks the people will lose!
Revolutionary Anarchist Action DAF
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