Yesterday at least 31 people were killed by a suicide bombing in Suruç, in North Kurdistan on the Turkish border with Rojava. They were part of an initiative to rebuild Kobanê after the ISIS attack last year. Comrades in Turkey and Kurdistan say that it was done by ISIS in collusion with the Turkish state.
There is a march tonight at 7pm called by Peace in Kurdistan from Manor House Underground station.
Here is a statement made yesterday by Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF):
Yesterday, nearly three hundred people set off from different cities, with the call of Federation of Socialist Youth Associations; in order to rebuild Kobanê, which was tried to be looted by the ISIS. Today, arriving Suruç (Pîrsus in Kurdish), just before leaving for Kobane, these young people made a press release in front of the Amara Culture Center in Suruç (Pîrsus). At the end of the press release, a bomb exploding in the middle of the crowd, silenced many hearts which had been beating with the hope of reconstruction.
According to the information for now, 31 people died and hundreds are wounded in the explosion.
After this explosion today, we hear the names of the fallen ones, from the hospitals of Suruç (Pîrsus). The ones who set off from many different cities, the ones with great hopes in their hearts, are now the fallen ones, on the target of the murderers. The people who are going out to the streets in order to call them to account for the fallen ones, who are waiting in front of the hospitals; are threatened with TOMA (water cannons) and the police who arrived Amara Cultural Center, sooner than the ambulance. In Mersin, in Sert, in İstanbul… The people who go out to the streets are wanted to be massacred by murderer state,by the collaborators of the murderers.
The ones who has massacred numerous lives, starting from the first day of the Kobanê Resistance, are now trying to discourage us by murdering our siblings.
We are trying to reconstruct a new life against the ISIS, against the state collaborating with ISIS, against the war politics of the state which never end. Whatever it costs, we are going to put on our sorrow, as our rage, we are going to reconstruct Kobanê and recreate a life on this looted geography!
(Today, two of our anarchist friends named Alper Sapan from Anarchy Initiative Eskişehir and Evrim Deniz Erol from Urfa were murdered in the attack.)
Bijî Berxwedana Kobanê! / Long Live Kobanê Resistance!
Bıjî Şoreşa Rojava! / Long Live Rovaja Revolution!
Revolutionary Anarchist Action
(slightly edited for translation)