Selahattin Demirtaş – Figen Yüksekdağ (Co-Chair of HDP), 7.10.2014: Urgent Call to International Public Opinin! Kobane Canton in North Syria (Rojava) Under Siege by ISIS

Kobane Canton in North Syria has been resisting against ISIS (Iraq and Sham Islamic
State) siege with their heavy arms and military concentration for 21 days. Kobane Canton
which directly ruling by Kurdish, Assyrian, Armenian and Arab peoples in a form of a
legitimate assembly that a possible model for future of democratic and pluralist Syria.

Kobane Canton’s legitimate defense organization, YPG and the people almost isolated
from four sides including Turkey Border. Due to the ongoing embargo by Turkish
Government, Cobane Canton’s armed struggle against ISIS is not possible.

We as Peoples’ Democratic Party calls international community to urgently take
necessary steps against ongoing ISIS Siege on Kobane in order to preventing a new massacre.

We call International Public Opinion to support Rojava Cantons.

Respectfully yours,

Selahattin Demirtaş                                                                Figen Yüksekdağ

Co-Chair of HDP                                                                     Co-Chair of HDP