Stops attack on Afrin!!! Against the war for peace

After days of bombing, the Turkish military marched across the border and now tries to occupy Afrin with Jihadist mercenaries. Turkey demands the active or passive consent of states such as the USA, Russia, Germany, etc. to this attack. The next war is imminent.

Afrin has been a self-governing canton for years, with one woman and one man each having equal rights in the canton administration. Afrin as part of the de facto autonomous Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava) was important in the fight against IS. IS was beaten off both in Iraq and in Syria by the active resistance of the Kurdish, Arab and Christian populations. What IS didn’t accomplish, is now going to be accomplished by the Turkish Republic: Destruction of the democratic structure in this region, where Christians, Muslims and Yazidis and others live together peacefully.

Turkey wants to continue its warfare despite internal and international resistance. One can remember that the peace academics were dismissed and persecuted because they didn’t accept the bombing of the Kurdish cities in Turkey. There are many HDP and CHP members, journalists and intellectuals who have spoken out against the war. Turkey still trusts that it can start wars and carry out massacres because even the genocide against Armenians is not recognized by Turkey. The stability achieved in Afrin is being undermined because Turkey does not want a democratic structure in this region, which could be seen as a possible alternative for the people of the region.

Therefore, we call on unions, democratic parties, intellectuals, academics and activists to speak out against the next war in this region. Avoid any military and political support of Turkey. Stop arm sales. To sign:

  1. Dr.Halis Yildirim / Munich - GEW member ( The Education and Science Workers' Union)

  2. Assoc. Prof. Ides Nicaise - Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - KU Leuven

  3. Prof. em. Sabra J. Webber - The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

  4. Dr. Mesut Keskin, University of Hildesheim, Faculty Member, Institut of Philosophy

  5. Prof. em. John Weeks - SOAS University of London

  6. Prof. Dr. Verena Krieger (Jena)

  7. Prof. Dr. Clyde R. Forsberg Jr. -American University of Central Asia, Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

  8. Full Prof. Luigi De Gennaro, PhD - , Dept. of Psychology, Univeristy of Rome Sapienza

  9. Kamuran Akın -Humboldt University PhD Candidate and Academics for Peace from Turkey

  10. Arash Dosthossein – Refugee activist – Refugee struggle for freedom, Germany

  11. Prof. Silke-Maria Weineck - German Studies and Comparative Literature, Translation Advisor, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

  12. Narges Nasimi – Refugee activist – Refugee struggle for freedom, Germany

  13. Hasan Saglam - Ex-refugee from Turkey and artist and autor

  14. Meryem Cag, Refugee, Member of Trade Union BES (Turkey)

  15. Prof. Alan Goodman - Biological Anthropology, Hampshire Colleg

  16. Jeff McMahan - White's Professor of Moral Philosophy. Professorial Fellow, Corpus Christi College - Oxford

  17. Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Columbia University

  18. Em.Prof.Dr. Herman De Ley - Ghent University, Belgium

  19. Serhat Yildirim - medical student Ghent University (Belgium)

  20. Dr. Ersin Asliturk - Ph.D., Instructor, Psychology and Social science, Douglas College

  21. Prof. Michael Loughlin - Fellow, England Centre for Practice Development, Canterbury Christ Church University

  22. Daniele Savi - Italy

  23. Prof. Dr. J.T.V.M. Joop de Jong - University Amsterdam

  24. Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick - Universität Bielefeld

  25. Süleyman Ates -Bundesausschuss für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten der GEW

  26. Prof. Mehmet Ugur - University of Greenwich

  27. Prof. Drucilla Cornell - Rutgers University

  28. Ludo De Brabander - representative from Vrede vzw, peace organisation in Belgium (

  29. Prof. Mine Gencel Bek -Academics for Peace

  30. Professor Toby Miller - Loughborough University London

  31. Christian Kesteloot - Division of Geography and Tourism, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven

  32. Andrew Crosby, researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles

  33. Prof. James Dickins -Prof. of Arabic, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  34. Assoc. Prof. Robin Celikates - Department Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

  35. Prof. Charles Taylor - McGill University

  36. Dr. Nil Mutluer, Humboldt university

  37. Prof. Alex Demirovic - Universität Frankfurt

  38. Prof Dr. Patrizia Nanz - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies University of Postdam

  39. Dr. Utku Sayın - Universität Bilefeld

  40. Mehmet A. Oturan, Université Paris-Est, France.

  41. Prof. Dr. Andreas Arndt - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  42. Professor Malcolm J. W. Povey BA, PhD, FInstP, CPhys, CEng , Professor of Food Physics, School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds

  43. Dr. Deniz Yonucu - Leibniz-ZMO

  44. Prof. Avital Ronell - NYU

  45. Marie Scheirlinck - Belgium Bacbi

  46. Dr. Mehmet Rauf Kesici - University of Duisburg-Essen

  47. Dr. Mustafa Sener - University of Bamberg - Academics for Peace from Turkey

  48. Dr. Hakan Mercan- Germany - Academics for Peace from Turkey

  49. Prof. Dr. Markus Tiedemann - Philosophiedidaktik und für Ethik, Technische Universität Dresden

  50. Prof. Dr. Christine Hanke, Media Studies, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, University of Bayreuth

  51. Dr. Nicholas Smith - Senior lecturer (ph.d.), Department of Philosophy, School of Culture and Education - Södertörn University

  52. Prof. Frederick Neuhouser, Barnard College - Columbia University

  53. Jun.-Prof. Dr. Béatrice Hendrich - Junior-Professur für türkische Sprache und Kultur, Orientalisches Seminar der Universität zu Köln

  54. Prof. Judith Butler - University of California, Berkeley

  55. Prof. Seyla Benhabib - Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University

  56. Prof. Athena Athanasiou - Professor of Social Anthropology and Gender Studies, Panteion University, Greece

  57. Em. Prof. Aviel Verbruggen - University of Antwerp

  58. Prof. Werner Ruf - Universität Kassel

  59. Howard Winant- Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

  60. Prof. Bertell Ollman, Dept. of Politics, NYU - USA

  61. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Müller-Schöll – Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

  62. Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark -Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre -Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (ZIFG), Center for Interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies, TU Berlin

  63. Prof. Catherine Malabou - Kingston University

  64. Dr. Daniel Bendix - University of Kassel

  65. Prof Dr. Daniel Loick- Goethe-University Frankfurt

  66. Prof. Dr.em. Jan Engelen- Kath. Univ. Leuven, Belgium

  67. Kevin Rittberger - Author, Berlin

  68. Dr. Andrew Chitty, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex

  69. Phd. Özgür Ünveren , University of Marburg - Academics for Peace

  70. Assoc. Prof. Engin Sustam - University of Geneva

  71. Prof. em. Prof. Sondra Hale - Anthropology and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  72. Asst. Prof. Marina Sitrin - Univeristy Binghamton

  73. Konstanze Schmitt, artist, Berlin

  74. Prof. em. Frank Roels - MD, PhD, FRMS, Universiteit Gent

  75. Sima Aprahamian Hovhannessian - Ph.D, Research Associate , Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University

  76. Prof. Dr. Hauke Brunkhorst – Europa-Universität Flensburg

  77. Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen - Universitetet i Oslo

  78. Dr. Frieder Vogelmann, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen

  79. Asst. Prof. Ozlem Goner - Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

  80. Prof. Dr. Gie van den Berghe – Department of Ethics, University of Ghent (Belgium)

  81. Dr. Karin Verelst, philosopher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  82. Prof. em. Jonathan Rosenhead, London School of Economics

  83. Prof. Dr. em. Madeline Lutjeharms - Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  84. Dr. Esmeray Yogun CNAM Paris France

  85. Dr. Dagmar Comtesse, Wiss. Mitarbeiterin, Exzellenzcluster Normative Orders, Frankfurt

  86. Dr. Nozomi Takahashi, Ghent University, Belgium

  87. Dr. Eva Meyer, author and filmmaker, Berlin

  88. Prof. Konrad Ott - CAU zu Kiel

  89. Tina Turnheim – PhD candidate, Berlin

  90. Dr. Nicola Pratt - University of Warwick, UK

  91. Assoc. Prof. Stefan Andreas Kipfer - York University

  92. Asst. Prof. Steven Klein - Political Science, University of Florida