PKK Culture and Art Committee commemorates 30th anniversary of death of martyr Hozan Mizgîn
The PKK Culture and Art Committee commemorated the 30th anniversary of the death of martyr Hozan Mizgîn (Gurbet Aydın), whom it describes as the representative of a free woman, artist and revolutionary personality.
PKK Culture and Art Committee (TEV ÇEND) published a written message to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of the death of Hozan Mizgîn.
Emphasizing that Martyr Mizgîn is the symbol of the life, struggle and resistance of the martyrs of the free culture and art movement, the statement said: "May is considered the month of martyrs by our Freedom Movement. Haki Karer, Halil Çavgun, Mehmet Karasungur, İbrahim Bilgin, Ferhat , Necmi, Eşref, Mahmut and many more martyrs joined the caravan of the immortals this month. One of these heroes is martyr Mizgîn.
Revolutionary artist and legendary commander Gurbet Aydın, also known as Martyr Mizgîn, joined the caravan of immortals as a result of a great resistance in Tatvan on 11 May 1992. Martyr Mizgîn became the representative of a free woman, artist and revolutionary personality. In the person of our immortal martyr, heval Mizgin, we repeat the promise of making the dreams of all our martyrs come true.”
The statement continued: “Heval Mizgîn joined the freedom struggle in 1980. After carrying out revolutionary activities in the north of the country for a while, she moved to Europe in 1982 for cultural and artistic studies. She worked a lot with martyr Sefqan there. We continue to work on this legacy to this day. Heval Mizgîn, who stayed in the leadership area for a while, went to the mountains of Northern Kurdistan in 1991. Despite all the difficult conditions in the Garzan field, she carried out her command duty very successfully."
Every artist must act with a revolutionary spirit
Pointing out that today capitalist modernity uses art and artists as a tool to devalue and disperse society, the PKK Culture and Art Committee's statement said: "Martyr Mizgîn left us a free line against this anti-society, anti-cultural concept. Today, we, as the Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people, are fighting for our Leader, for our country, within the framework of the Dem Dema To Azadiyê initiative.
Heroic guerrillas fight the invaders with a self-sacrificing spirit and shatter the enemy's system. Every artist must act with this revolutionary spirit and develop a great struggle. Martyr Mizgîn is the most powerful and meaningful example for us.
Heval Mizgîn has become the symbol of the martyrs of the free culture and art movement with her life, struggle and resistance. May 11, the anniversary of Heval Mizgîn's death, has been accepted as the day of martyrs of the culture and art movement. We once again commemorate martyr Mizgîn with respect and reiterate our promise that we will fight along the lines of an artist, a commander and a free woman."