The ongoing war against the freedom struggle of the Kurds has led to thousands of political prisoners, thousands of casualties, displaced people and burnt villages but European and International community yet to challenge all these violations.
On 22 October 2011, Turkish warplanes killed 36 Kurdish freedom fighters by chemical weapons in Guze Reshe and Gunde Pire areas of Chele district. The bodies are kept at the Malatya Forensic Medicine Institution. The burnt faces and the mutilated bodies seen in the photographs of the victims could not be caused by ordinary weapons. The Turkish State has used napalm bombs and chemical weapons in this brutal murder. German experts have confirmed the truth of photographs which showed Kurdish activists killed by chemical weapons in September 2009 too. The evidence and campaigns has not moved the Turkish government even an inch despite demands of German politicians and Human Rights groups for an investigation.

Turkish government has been consistently using the terrorism card against the Kurdish activists, despite the revolutionary Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) signing the Geneva Convention in 1995. This is a clear violation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (otherwise known as the Chemical Weapons Convention) signed and ratified by Turkey in 1997. It is ironic that the convention (OPCW) is headed by Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, who has represented Turkey earlier in the UN and NATO.

Turkey remains undeterred in its dual-pronged war to impose a complete siege of Kurdish areas by chemical weapon attacks as well as illegal and arbitrary arrests of Members of Parliament and civil society leaders and mayors. These mass arrests are being justified under the national security and anti-terror laws. However, the drive is to criminalize and terrorize the Kurdish people and whoever supports the Kurdish struggle for freedom and fundamental individual rights.

While the conscience of the international community has remained shamefully silent; Turkey continues to kill Kurds, isolating the Kurdish Leader Abdullah Ocalan who has been banned from seeing his family and his solicitors for the last three months, the barbaric Turkish State even attacks people who would like to exercise their democratic rights such as demonstrating against the killings of their children.

We urge the UN not to stand by but to stop this atrocity of Turkish State. This is a genocide against Kurdish nation and it must not go unchallenged please take action to halt this aggression and dangerous crimes of Turkey. We feel that Turkey’s defiance can only be broken through direct action on the part of Western countries via political and economic sanctions.

We are calling UN to:

• Depute a team to investigate the chemical weapon attacks on Kurdish people and initiate proceedings;

• Dismiss OPCW Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü.
Petition:
We, the undersigned, condemn the Turkish State for, violating its own laws and conventions by deploying extremely high toxic and lethal chemical weapons. Turkey’s Government has been committing crimes against humanity, war crimes and massacres against Kurdish population.

The ongoing war against the freedom struggle of the Kurds has led to thousands of political prisoners, thousands of casualties, displaced people and burnt villages but European and International community yet to challenge all these violations.

We urge the UN not to stand by but to stop this atrocity of Turkish State. This is a genocide against Kurdish nation and it must not go unchallenged please take action to halt this aggression and dangerous crimes of Turkey.

We feel that Turkey’s defiance can only be broken through direct action on the part of Western countries via political and economic sanctions. We are calling UN to:

• Depute a team to investigate the chemical weapon attacks on Kurdish people and initiate proceedings;

• Dismiss OPCW Director-General Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü.
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