The 20-year-old Parish Cacan was killed in an attack by three Turkish youths while listening to Kurdish songs in one of the gardens of the Turkish capital, Ankara. This attack was condemned by all segments of the Kurdish community.
Today, for denouncing the attack on Cacan, dozens of artists from northeast of Syria gathered in front of the Mohammed Sheikho Center for Culture and Art in Qamishlo, and delivered a statement to the public opinion.
The statement was read by the co-chair of the Mesopotamia Movement for Culture and Art in NE Syria, Ahmed Jatli, "The 20-year-old Cacan, from Agrî area in Bakur of Kurdistan (North of Kurdistan) was stabbed by the chauvinist Turks, and died of his wounds."
Jatli pointed out that this act is not an accident, but rather stems from the chauvinist mentality of the Turkish state that was founded on the annihilation and obliteration of peoples and is still continuing in its dirty policies.
He noted that the Kurdish people in Bakur of Kurdistan (North of Kurdistan) are subjected to the most heinous racist practices at the level of language, culture, politics, will, art, and information, and everyone who demands freedom.
He appealed on behalf of the artists of NE Syria: "We, as artists in NE Syria, appeal to all human rights and humanitarian organizations in the world, all artists and intellectuals in Kurdistan and the world to express their position on these racist and dirty violations of Turkey against the Kurdish people."
During the statement, Jatli expressed the position of artists in NE Syria regarding the chauvinist practices of the Turkish authorities and their mercenaries : "We affirm that artists in Rojava will write, study and sing in our language until the dreams of the young Barish Cacan and all the martyrs of freedom are fulfilled."