Tell the State Department to halt F-16 sales to Turkey!
Imagine being at work with your husband and two children when your life changes forever. Peyman Talib and her husband Kaiwan Kawa were running their shop in Iraqi Kurdistan when the Turkish military bombed a car right outside their store. Peyman was severely wounded and lost her leg. Her husband and two kids were injured with the shrapnel. This sort of attack is all too common in Iraq. Turkey has been killing Kurdish and Iraqi civilians for decades with assistance from the United States.
Over the last few years Turkey has been using mainly U.S. manufactured F-16s to conduct their strikes in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tell the State Department to halt F-16 sales to Turkey!
CODEPINK has been working closely over the last year with groups in Iraqi Kurdistan to publish a report on cross-border bombings from Turkey. The report finally came out today and the evidence is damning.
Between 2015-2021 Turkey conducted at least 88 cross-border attacks killing up to 123 civilians. One of the attacks include a bombing of a refugee camp that houses Kurdish refugees who fled Turkey because of anti-Kurdish violence. Even in exile, Kurdish people cannot escape Turkey’s brutal violence.
The U.S. must stop selling war planes to Turkey. Help end cross-border bombings in Iraq by telling the State Department to stop licensing F-16’s to Turkey!
The report is the product of immense international solidarity and teamwork. Our friends in Iraq put years into this research and project. You can share their work and view this report here.
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