The 2nd Middle East Youth Conference held in the Canton of Kobanê
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The 2nd Middle East Youth Conference was held in Rojava, at the Baqi Xido Cultural Center located in the Kobanê canton, with the slogan "Towards a Multi-Colored and Democratic Middle East with the Pioneering of the Youth" on 20-23 February.


At the conference, more than 300 young people from four parts of Kurdistan as well as from Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya, Armenia, Egypt and Turkey were present. In addition, delegates from Tunisia, Yemen, Afghanistan, North Africa and Sudan also attended the conference via Skype and greeted the conference participants. Moreover, apart from the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations ( SGD F) and Peoples' Democratic Party ( HDP ) Youth Assembly from Turkey and North Kurdistan and newly-established Ciwanên Komûnist ên Şoreşger (CKŞ) from Rojava, a large number of youth groups took their place in the conference with their own colors. On the other hand, some delegates from other countries were unable to attend the conference because they were blocked by the Syrian state and South Kurdistan regional government.


The conference began with the opening speech of the preparatory committee, following the messages from youth organizations. On the second day of the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference, "the role and responsibilities of the youth in popular resistances in the line of democratic nation" were discussed. In this session, examples of revolutions and resistances in the Middle East, such as Palestine resistance, the Arab popular uprisings, the Kurdish liberation struggle and the Rojava-North East Syria's revolution and the cultural massacres and genocides on the peoples of the Middle East were discussed. Beritan Asya, a member of the Middle East Youth Conference Preparatory Committee and the representative of Peoples' Unity and Solidarity Initiative (SYPG) who spoke at this session, said, ‘We should build our future by learning from these emerging resistances and revolutions. We are building a new life with the peoples of Northern Syria, especially with our women revolution. In this geography, the youth needs to unite. We need to learn from Palestine, Arab Spring from Tunisia. At this conference, we need to discuss what kind of a united struggle we can have. As communists, socialists, if we state it with the words of Marx and Engels passing in the Communist Manifesto, which Lenin added in conjunction with the soviet revolutions; today, we must adapt the discourse of "all the workers and the oppressed peoples of the world, unite!" to the Middle East. In the Middle East, we can win with the united struggle against imperialist capitalism and regional reactionaries. For this, the peoples of the Middle East, women, youth, must unite for freedom".


In the speech on behalf of SGDF participating from Turkey in this session, it is stated that "the occupying states' bond with the imperialist states is quite obvious. The attempts of the political-Islamist fascist Turkish state to occupy Rojava are the signs of fear of the imperialist and occupying colonial states from the expansion of the Rojava women and youth revolution in the Middle East. The fear of spreading of a Middle East revolution to a world revolution brings about these invasion attacks. Today, we, as the Middle Eastern youth, have to fight against the capitalist system which builds up against our united struggle and we have to take the first step on the path towards communism. A classless, boundless world will be led by us, the youth and women. We have the power, we can do it."


On the 3rd day of the conference, "democratic/revolutionary solutions to the crisis of Middle East and the role of the Middle East youth" were discussed. Within the scope of this discussion, the importance of the united struggle in the Middle East in general, the united struggle and needs of the youth were the topics touched on. It was discussed how the youth would raise the common struggle against the existence of reactionary region states and imperialist dictators, and that the establishment of youth assemblies.


Although there are many democratic, socialist and revolutionary youth organizations in the Middle East; it was decided that a new organized and revolutionary structure was needed and the establishment of the Middle East Revolutionary Youth Assembly, which included young people from CKŞ, Democratic Syria Assembly (MSD), Shengal, Egypt, Sudan and Libya, was declared. Emphasizing that the occupying Turkish state is the enemy of the peoples of the Middle East, the conference decided to fight against the destructive activities of the Turkish state in the Middle East.
On the other hand, in the long term, it was decided to start working for the organization of the World Youth Conference, and that dialogue and relationship should be developed with the structures and people who could not participate in the conference due to the obstacles, and that efforts should be made to share these decisions with them and join them in.


The conference delegation greeted and thanked the people and the administration of Kobanê for their hospitality and solidarity. At the end of the conference, cemetery of the martyrs and historical places were visited.

 

 

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The 2nd Middle East Youth Conference was held in Rojava, at the Baqi Xido Cultural Center located in the Kobanê canton, with the slogan "Towards a Multi-Colored and Democratic Middle East with the Pioneering of the Youth" on 20-23 February.


At the conference, more than 300 young people from four parts of Kurdistan as well as from Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya, Armenia, Egypt and Turkey were present. In addition, delegates from Tunisia, Yemen, Afghanistan, North Africa and Sudan also attended the conference via Skype and greeted the conference participants. Moreover, apart from the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations ( SGD F) and Peoples' Democratic Party ( HDP ) Youth Assembly from Turkey and North Kurdistan and newly-established Ciwanên Komûnist ên Şoreşger (CKŞ) from Rojava, a large number of youth groups took their place in the conference with their own colors. On the other hand, some delegates from other countries were unable to attend the conference because they were blocked by the Syrian state and South Kurdistan regional government.


The conference began with the opening speech of the preparatory committee, following the messages from youth organizations. On the second day of the 2nd Middle East Youth Conference, "the role and responsibilities of the youth in popular resistances in the line of democratic nation" were discussed. In this session, examples of revolutions and resistances in the Middle East, such as Palestine resistance, the Arab popular uprisings, the Kurdish liberation struggle and the Rojava-North East Syria's revolution and the cultural massacres and genocides on the peoples of the Middle East were discussed. Beritan Asya, a member of the Middle East Youth Conference Preparatory Committee and the representative of Peoples' Unity and Solidarity Initiative (SYPG) who spoke at this session, said, ‘We should build our future by learning from these emerging resistances and revolutions. We are building a new life with the peoples of Northern Syria, especially with our women revolution. In this geography, the youth needs to unite. We need to learn from Palestine, Arab Spring from Tunisia. At this conference, we need to discuss what kind of a united struggle we can have. As communists, socialists, if we state it with the words of Marx and Engels passing in the Communist Manifesto, which Lenin added in conjunction with the soviet revolutions; today, we must adapt the discourse of "all the workers and the oppressed peoples of the world, unite!" to the Middle East. In the Middle East, we can win with the united struggle against imperialist capitalism and regional reactionaries. For this, the peoples of the Middle East, women, youth, must unite for freedom".


In the speech on behalf of SGDF participating from Turkey in this session, it is stated that "the occupying states' bond with the imperialist states is quite obvious. The attempts of the political-Islamist fascist Turkish state to occupy Rojava are the signs of fear of the imperialist and occupying colonial states from the expansion of the Rojava women and youth revolution in the Middle East. The fear of spreading of a Middle East revolution to a world revolution brings about these invasion attacks. Today, we, as the Middle Eastern youth, have to fight against the capitalist system which builds up against our united struggle and we have to take the first step on the path towards communism. A classless, boundless world will be led by us, the youth and women. We have the power, we can do it."


On the 3rd day of the conference, "democratic/revolutionary solutions to the crisis of Middle East and the role of the Middle East youth" were discussed. Within the scope of this discussion, the importance of the united struggle in the Middle East in general, the united struggle and needs of the youth were the topics touched on. It was discussed how the youth would raise the common struggle against the existence of reactionary region states and imperialist dictators, and that the establishment of youth assemblies.


Although there are many democratic, socialist and revolutionary youth organizations in the Middle East; it was decided that a new organized and revolutionary structure was needed and the establishment of the Middle East Revolutionary Youth Assembly, which included young people from CKŞ, Democratic Syria Assembly (MSD), Shengal, Egypt, Sudan and Libya, was declared. Emphasizing that the occupying Turkish state is the enemy of the peoples of the Middle East, the conference decided to fight against the destructive activities of the Turkish state in the Middle East.
On the other hand, in the long term, it was decided to start working for the organization of the World Youth Conference, and that dialogue and relationship should be developed with the structures and people who could not participate in the conference due to the obstacles, and that efforts should be made to share these decisions with them and join them in.


The conference delegation greeted and thanked the people and the administration of Kobanê for their hospitality and solidarity. At the end of the conference, cemetery of the martyrs and historical places were visited.