Tell Tamer (Girê Xurma / Tel Temir / Til Tamer / Tel Temir)

Tell Tamer (Arabic: تل تمر‎, Syriac: ܬܠ ܬܡܪ‎, Kurdish: Girê Xurma) also known as Tal Tamr or Tal Tamir, is a small town in the Qamişlo Canton, in the Jazira Region of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.

Originally inhabited by Assyrians in the early 20th century, a large minority of around 20% Assyrians remain in the town, living alongside a majority Kurdish, and a small, recently settled Arab Bedouin population.

In the 2004 census, Tell Tamer had a population of 7,285.

Located by the Khabur River at a major road junction, the town was an important transport hub for Syria.

Kongra Star’s 12 cooperatives provide employment to women in Til Temir

12 cooperatives started by Kongra Star Economy Committee have developed projects in Til Temir to provide employment to women and strengthen the local economy.

Women from Rojava are also leading in the economic field

With 78 cooperatives, women also play a leading role in building a solidarity economy in Rojava. The construction of the economy takes place under war conditions.

Turkish attacks on civilian settlements in Rojava continue – numerous service institutions out of service

The Executive Council of Cizîr Canton Democratic Autonomous Administration made a press statement in front of Mihemed Şêxo Culture and Art Centre in Qamishlo about the latest wave of Turkish attacks on the region which followed the serious blow suffered by the Turkish army in its war against guerrilla forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Turkish attacks on northern Syria have been going on since Friday night, targeting not only residential areas but also service institutions. The press statement was read by Talet Yûnis, Co-Chair of the Executive Council, and Gulistan Îsmaîl, Co-Chair of the Board of Education and Training. The statement said that the Turkish army bombed infrastructure, services and strategic places in Dêrik, Tirbespiyê, Rimêlan and Çilaxa districts of Cizir Canton between 12-14 December. As a result of the ongoing attacks, service organisations providing water, electricity and agriculture to the region were left out of service, it noted. The Executive Council pointed out that these attacks, which violate international law, hinder efforts to fight terrorism, vowing that solidarity and resistance will be strengthened in the face of the attacks, the gains of the revolution will be protected, and the plans for displacement and demographic change in the region will be foiled. The Cizîr Canton Democratic Autonomous Administration called on the active forces in Syria, the international community, legal and humanitarian organisations to stop the attacks of the occupying Turkish state and to hold it to account for its crimes against humanity. The Executive Council also called on the people of the region to unite around their institutions and protect the gains of the revolution.

‘Women should be supported in the workforce’

Xedîcê Mehmûd, who runs a bakery with her spouse in the town of Til Temir, does not allow the negative views in society to affect her life. She thinks women’s labour force participation should be supported more.

Council of Martyrs’ Families: The Heart of the Revolution

So far, 11,804 fighters have died in the defense of Northern and Eastern Syria. New ones are added every day due to the attacks. The Council of the Families of Martyrs takes care of the relatives in eight committees and 199 municipalities.

Women’s Toil Eases Burdens of Economic Crisis

Despite the simple capabilities under the capitalist economy, and the constant attacks of the occupier on the regions of northeast and Syria, the economic toil of women has bore fruit to good results during 2020, as they played a leading role in easing the economic crisis that the region suffer from.