Kurdish Revolutionary Youth Movement holds 3rd Congress in Paris

The Kurdish Revolutionary Youth Movement held its 3rd Congress in the French capital Paris with around a thousand participants.

The Revolutionary Youth Movement (Tevgera Ciwanên Şoreşger, TCŞ), the umbrella organisation of Kurdish youth organisations in Europe, held its third congress in Paris. Around a thousand people took part in the congress, with numerous participants also travelling from other European countries. The meeting took place under the motto "Organise yourself and free Abdullah Öcalan" and was opened with a minute's silence in memory of those martyred in the Kurdish freedom struggle in the persons of Dîdar Harûn, Berxwedan Çiyager, Baran Mawa and Tavîn Tekoşîn.

Journalist Sefkan Kobanê gave a speech and began with the Öcalan’s quote "We started young and will succeed young". Kobanê said that the Kurdish youth today know their identity and have the chance of a free life thanks to the freedom struggle initiated by Abdullah Öcalan. The journalist pointed out that unorganised young people are in danger of losing themselves under the influence of capitalist modernity and the special war against the youth. “Those who want to live freely should organise their lives in all aspects according to the paradigm presented by Öcalan,” said Kobanê and referred to the women's revolution, which is spreading worldwide under the slogan "Jin Jiyan Azadî" (Woman, Life, Freedom) and is being realized with concrete gains in Rojava. He stressed that 2024 will be the year of Abdullah Öcalan's physical freedom.

Members of the TCŞ stated that the main purpose of their actions and activities since their establishment has been the physical freedom of the Kurdish People's Leader, and that they get organised with the anger of the aggravation of the physical captivity that has left 24 years behind with a 33-month isolation, and that they are holding the 3rd Congress with the determination for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan and Kurdistan.

In addition, the participants stressed that attacks are not limited to Kurdish youth, but that the capitalist system is targeting all young people in the world with different styles and immoral war methods because it is in the process of suffocation.

The activists also pointed out that the youth-led revolutions against the capitalist system, with the ideology of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan in Rojava, set an example to the whole world, and in this process of deadlock and chaos, the youth's dynamism and leadership are an unconditional condition for the revolution to succeed all over the world.

The participants stressed that they united around the Democratic Modernity paradigm created by Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, saying that they have taken the lead in the construction of the alternative free life, which is the 3rd Way, against the attacks of capitalism on the basis of special war policies. They announced that they will continue the struggle against the AKP-MHP fascist partnership, the biggest enemy before the free Kurdish will, in response to the most immoral war crimes, until they liberate Abdullah Öcalan and conclude the struggle with victory.