Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Communist Party condemns EU double standards on violence in the Arab world.
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the double standards being shown by the European Union with regards to violence in the Arab world and the Kurdish problem. This can be seen by the agreement reached between the European Union and the Turkish Authorities to put pressure on Damascus to end violence.
“The Turkish Authorities are responsible for numerous human rights violations against the Kurdish population in South Eastern part of Turkey. During these last 25 years more than three thousand villages were burned by the Turkish army to keep Kurdish region under their control”.
“Turkey is also finding support from other countries such as Iran, Iraq, Syria and the U.S. The aim of this alliance is to pull back the Kurds from their region and to keep the Kurdish people divided, so to hold control over their land, culture and natural resources. The Kurds comprise 20% of the population in Turkey, 15-20% in Iraq, 8% in Syria and 7% in Iran”.
The Communist Party of Malta believes that the EU should hold a clear and just position on the Kurds’ issue. The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) should be recognized as a legitimate political force and all the land occupied by foreign military powers should return to the Kurdish people. We also appeal for the creation of a self government for the Kurds.