IFA call for solidarity with DAF in Turkey & Kurdistan

DAF - Turkish Revolutionary Anarchist Action group

DAF – Turkish Revolutionary Anarchist Action group

A call for support for and solidarity with anarchists in Turkey. And now that Turkey has “escalated” its phony war with ISIS as a cover for increased attacks on the Kurds, the situation has become even more dangerous. However, I can’t vouch for the IFA as I know little about it, so how you wish to provide support to DAF and the Kurds is for you to determine.

IFA

International of Anarchist Federations (IFA) call for solidarity with DAF in Turkey & Kurdistan

Since the coup in Turkey and the imposition of the state of emergency, we have seen increased repression of many groups and movements operating there. This is not only aimed at the organizers of the coup, but a wide repression of democratic, socialist, kurdish groups and including our anarchist comrades of the DAF (Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet / Revolutionary Anarchist Action). —- On two occasions, in 2010 and 2012, DAF has already been investigated by the state as a terror organization but these cases were dropped. Now, because of the state of emergency, the ability of DAF to organize is even more difficult. Their newspaper Meydan has been closed down and three new investigations have been started. This has also had a serious economic impact for DAF.

In recent years DAF has been involved in many struggles including Gezi Park and supporting the kurdish revolutionary process in Rojava and Bakur including refugee support. They are involved in workers’ and youth movement activities, ecological actions and anti-militarism, opposing patriarchy and supporting the LGBT movement, and have been developing practices of collective living and economy and self-organization.

IFA has already been involved in the solidarity movement with Rojava in many respects and in close cooperation with DAF. Now, due to the changed situation in Turkey, we must expand our support to DAF in more concrete ways. We also have to be vigilant of the real possibility of increased repression of DAF and the wider anarchist movement in the region and to be able to respond rapidly with strong solidarity actions. IFA is committed to this and we call on all friendly organizations to join us and also provide financial solidarity to DAF.

To support the call for solidarity & concrete support, you can contact the IFA secretariat
secretariat [at] i-f-a.org

DAF website: anarsistfaaliyet.org

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