Brigade of Martyr Nubar Ozanyan: “We Will Defend Rojava Revolution!”

In the name of the Armenian military brigade of Martyr Nubar Ozanyan, we condemn and denounce the Turkish fascist dictatorial airstrikes, which took place in the last days and targeted civilian centers and institutions. These attacks and violations that the cities and countryside in the Cizîre and Euphrates regions were exposed to, are considered as crimes against humanity.

The brutal attacks caused numbers of martyrs and wounded, both civilians and soldiers. The attacks and the shock that Turkish fascism wants to cause will not break the will of the people to continue their revolution, but rather will give them a stronger will to struggle to achieve the goals of the revolution and to give an answer to Turkish fascism. These attacks didn’t target a specific organisation or specific people, but rather all components in northern and eastern Syria. The assaults by Turkish fascism show and demonstrate the extent of the hostility and brutality practiced against our people and against all humanity, just as the Ottoman Empire did against the local peoples on its lands by massacring and displacing the Armenian, Syriac, Assyrian, Kurd and Arab people.

There is no difference between what the Ottoman Empire did and what Turkish fascism is doing today. The only difference is in name and form, but the mentality has not changed. This is also the case in Karabagh where fascism has risen. Turkey supports the Azerbaijani dictatorship, committing genocide and new displacement against the Armenian people. The Armenians were once more displaced from their lands in Karabagh. Before this displacement, the worst types of siege were practiced on the Armenian people, which led to the death of many as a result of hunger, cold and lack of the basics of life. The same policy is practiced on our people in Rojava.

Our people were subjected to displacement and killing, as happened in Serêkanîye and Girê Spî or Efrîn. Likewise, the residents who remained in their homes are attacked on a daily basis, including kidnappings and theft of public property. Likewise, we see today that Turkish fascism is working to spread strife between the different nations in the region of Rojava with the aim of breaking their unity, such as the recent events that took place in Deir ez-Zor and the attempt to split between the Arab and Kurdish components in these regions. Today we must have awareness of these policies and not fall into the nets that Turkish fascism has tried to sow. We have to push for unity among the different people, that’s our revolution, the Rojava revolution.

It is the revolution of women’s struggle, and women are considered as the basis of this fight, therefore the Turkish occupation state works to target women in all areas of life, whether political, military or civil. On this basis the experienced comrade Jîyan Tolhildan was targeted, so as the President of the Syrian Future Party, Martyr Hevrîn Xelef and many attacks like those still going on.

The recent bombing on the areas of Rojava are just part of a series of many attacks by the Turkish occupation state. The Turkish mentality is constant and has not changed, as it only has a policy of killing and destruction. Even with all these attacks, Turkish fascism will not be able to finish the revolution, because it is built on the blood of the martyrs of our people, and our struggle will continue until the victory of our revolution. Long live our martyrs and we wish a fast recovery to our wounded.

Armenian Military Brigade of Martyr Nubar Ozanyan

Armenians in North-East Syria express solidarity with the Armenians in Karabakh

The Council of Armenian Community made a statement denouncing the atrocities against the Armenian population in Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh), which was captured by Azerbaijan after a lightning military operation on 20 September.

The government of Nagorno-Karabakh announced last week that it will dissolve itself and the unrecognized republic will cease to exist by year’s end after a three-decade bid for independence. Over a hundred thousand Armenians living in the region have fled to Armenia after more than 200 people died during the attacks and more than 400 others were injured.

Dozens of Armenian citizens gathered at Syriac Square in Heseke city. The press statement read by the co-chair of the Union of Armenian Women, Arbi Kesbiryan, said the following:

“As the Armenian population in North-East Syria, we express our support for our people who have been subjected to atrocities and suffering at the hands of the enemies in Karabakh. The Azerbaijani state, which has been attacking the Armenians in Karabakh since 2020, must put an end to its violations against our people on Armenian lands after their employment of all forms of genocide against the Armenians just like the invading Turkish state.”
The statement pointed out that the Karabakh incident was a continuation of what was done to the Armenian people in 1915.

Denouncing the international silence about the crimes against the Armenian people, the statement said: “We reiterate our promise to our people in Karabakh. The Turkish state and its collaborators will not be able to annihilate the Armenian people. We will be standing against those who attempt to rape our rights to destroy the Armenians.”