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Statement on Suruc massacre

We were deeply saddened to hear of the terrorist attack that took place yesterday in Suruc, Turkey and killed more than 30 members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF).

These young men and women were there to help rebuild Kobane, a Kurdish town just across the border in Syria that was devastated when Islamic State laid siege to it. That alone says enough – while the members of SGDF were there to bring hope and alleviate suffering Islamic State again came to bring death and misery.

Young Labour will always stand in solidarity with those individuals and organisations who are working to make the Middle East a better place, rejecting terror and radicalisation and instead fighting for the values of freedom and social justice.

We send our most heartfelt condolences to the SGDF and the families of the victims who tragically lost their lives yesterday.

Yours in solidarity,

Simon Darvill                        Jack Storry

Chair, Young Labour          International Officer, Young Labour



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