Turkish anarchists in Syria to support Kurdish people

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Istanbul anarchists alongside other leftists, feminists, and ‘Gezi park types’ have managed to cross over into Syria and the northern town of Kobane which is currently threatened by ISIS

Vice reported yesterday that ISIS is within 5 miles of the city and are attacking with US military equipment including tanks that outmatches the weapons available to the YPG – Kurdish People’s Protection Units

Vice also reported that “Hundreds of Turkish Kurds are arriving too, sneaking or bribing their way across the border to fight alongside the YPG

The photo shows a banner of the anarchist group DAF apparently just after the border has been crossed. The statement we were sent says “People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom

We hope to bring more details and further photos as they become available

Added – this is a translation from our sister group in France, Alternative libertaire

Thousands of young people, anarchists, trade unionists, socialists, “revolutionary feminist” and libertarian poured in, from all over Turkey to Kobanê. And they go there, to support and defend the city of Kobanê

The Turkish army tries to disperse them, as they are accused of being much more permissive with the jihadists who are trying, too, to cross the border to join ISIS / Daech

Despite the dams of the Turkish army, hundreds of activists and militants have managed to cross the border. Among them, the comrades of the Revolutionary Anarchist Action Group, who made the trip to Istanbul to join the defense of Kobanê, and sent these photos

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