Dêrik recalls Martyrs of Taqel Baqel massacre
Hundreds of people from the Al-Jazera region commemorated the first anniversary of the martyrs of the Taqel Baqel massacre which committed by the Turkish occupation army, the attendees pledged: “We will protect our society .”
Today, the Martyrs' Families Council in the city of Dêrik organized a memorial ceremony for the martyrs of the Taqel Baqel massacre, which occurred on November 20, 2022, as a result of the bombing by Turkish occupation warplanes on the village of in the countryside of the city of Dêrik, Qamishlo canton.
On the night of November 19/20, 2022, Turkish occupation army warplanes attacked a group of residents who had gone to a place bombed by occupation aircraft in the village of Taqel Baqel. The attack led to the martyrdom of 11 citizens, including ANHA agency’s correspondent, Issam Abdullah.
Hundreds of people from Qamishlo, representatives of civil institutions, the Autonomous Administration of Al-Jazera, and media institutions participated in the memorial ceremony, which was organized in the Corniche Stadium Square in the center of Dêrik City.
The ceremony began with a minute of silence in honor of the souls of the martyrs, after which the administrator of the Martyrs' Families Council, Hevi Sayed, highlighted the great sacrifices made by the people of NE Syria in order to achieve the goals of the July 19 Revolution, and the importance of continuing the path of the martyrs.
Sayed touched on the brutality of the Turkish occupation army’s attacks on NE Syria, and described them as war crimes against humanity.
Sayed noted: “The enemy is trying to empty our regions and break the will of our people, we possess the thought and philosophy of Leader Ocalan, who illuminated the path to freedom for us.”
Resistance is legitimate right
For his part, the member of the Democratic Islamic Conference in Dêrik, Youssef Suleiman, pointed to the insistence of the people of NE Syria to protect their areas from the occupation, and stressed that it is a duty for every person. He said: “We will protect our society, and it is our duty."
In turn, the member of the Community Protection Forces in Al-Jazera, Hamid Maish touched on the ongoing war of genocide waged by the Turkish occupation state against NE Syria, and pledged to the families of the martyrs of the Taqel Baqel massacre and the attendees to continue defending of the region.
The memorial ceremony ended with heading to the shrine of the martyr Khabat Dêrik to visit the shrines of the martyrs.