“No invader can blacken our land, our history, our honor and our free existence. The woman’s self-defense will fight, resist and succeed until freedom is reached for all humanity.”
YPJ General Command released a statement saluting the historic resistance in Afrin Canton of Northern Syria against the invasion attempts of the Turkish state and affiliated jihadist gangs.
Full text of the statement by YPJ General Command is as follows;
“While the resistance of our era leaves behind one month, a legendary resistance was displayed in front of the whole world. This month reflects the basis of times where the passion for freedom ceases to be a resistance. The success of this resistance was reached by paying a price, giving effort, showing courage, will and staying firm with strong faith. Of course we had to resist relentlessly at a time when the occupying Turkish army and dozens of jihadist gang groups together attacked our people, our land, our existence and our living spaces. And of course, our existence will find meaning by purely resisting. In the expense of our lives, of course we would not allow these lands, where many values and prices were paid, be darkened by the hands of the barbarian Turkish state and affiliated gangs.
Of course, this resistance would be so magnificent that it will mark itself in our era. We bow down with respect in memory of our comrades Awesta Barin, Ezda Amargi, Gulan and Berfin, who have reached martyrdom in this resistance, and we reiterate our promise to take our freedom struggle to the peak and deepen it as our commitment to their memories. Again, we are proud of the honorable resistance of our comrades who display all kinds of heroism in the positions of resistance. In particular, the magnificent resistance of YPJ fighters have reached the honor of all the world’s free women to the skies. YPJ fighters, who are regardless a shield in front of tanks, shells and planes, have managed to become the laborers of humanity.
We salute the honorable stance of the people of Afrin, who are resistant and devoted to their lands to death. Death may be the case a million times for the sake of this people, it is worth carrying on the most relentless struggles for the sake of this people. Despite all the brutal attacks of the Turkish army, the people of Afrin, taking on the defense of their lands if they could, who did not leave their homeland, have written epics in the history of the world with their unprecedented resistance. As the Women’s Defense Units, YPJ, we will resist without stopping for a moment until this meaningful struggle and legendary resistance achieves its deserved success, and this resistance will be written in gold letters in the history of humanity.
We will fulfill our duty of defending all women and humanity without hesitation. We will face the cost of our lives when the labor full of women comes to stain. We will stand against in the expense of our lives so that the laborer women’s history does not become stained. No invader can blacken our land, our history, our honor and our free existence. The woman’s self-defense will fight, resist and succeed until freedom is reached for all humanity.”