The Kurdish people supported the European Union, USA, and their allies in their
fight against ISIS and managed to expel them from their territory. In the process,
many Kurdish people sacrificed their lives to protect Europe from the ISIS threat.
Now that the ISIS threat has been thwarted, the world has abandoned the Kurdish
From the morning of June 15th, 60 warplanes of the Turkish state bombed
81 locations, including civilian areas, in Makhmour, Sinjar, Qandil, Zap and
Xakurk. The Turkish attacks against the Kurds were all in the regions that were
formerly liberated from terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, and ISIS.
The Kurdish people feel abandoned by their allies despite the tremendous
sacrifices they made on their behalf.
It is the EU and the USA which should exert pressure on Turkey to stop the
bombing and save thousands of Kurdish civilians from being massacred by the
Turkish bombing missions.
It is the least the allies could do to protect innocent Kurdish lives. They must also
recognize the autonomy of the Kurdish people. Failure to do so will have far-
reaching consequences for stability in this region.
Eelam Tamils condemn these attacks and stand in solidarity with the Kurdish
people and their right to decide their future for themselves.