KCK: Let us strengthen the democratic alliance
KCK said the alliance manifest in the HDP was very important in the Istanbul elections and called on the Kurdish people and all forces of democracy to grow and strengthen the democratic alliance and raise the struggle for democratization in Turkey.
Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-Presidency issued a written statement on the Istanbul elections and said, “The Break the isolation, Smash fascism, Free Kurdistan move launched by the Kurdish Freedom Movement and all constituents of the forces of democracy in November has opened the doors in Imrali, and dealt a significant blow to the AKP-MHP fascism. This fascist alliance being defeated in Istanbul was a result of the Smash fascism Democratize Turkey move set in motion for March 31. As such, the winner is Leader Apo’s line of democratizing Turkey based on the democratic alliance.
KURDISH PEOPLE’S STANCE DETERMINED BY MEASURE LEADER APO PUT FORTH
“It is the Kurdish People’s Leader who brought out the HDP’s stance that allowed the democratic alliance and the forces of democracy to win, and the Kurdish people acting with a great democratic awareness,” said the statement and continued: “Analyses that consider this democratic awareness and the understanding of a democratic alliance in the Kurdish people a separate thing from the Kurdish People’s Leader’s ideological and political line come from those who either turn a blind eye to this fact, or willfully attempt to distort it. The Kurdish People’s Leader considers the solution to the Kurdish issue to be intertwined with the democratization of Turkey, and has put forth the measure for the Kurdish people’s political stance as whether something serves the democratization of Turkey or not.
The Kurdish people’s stance on June 23 was also determined by this measure Leader Apo put forth. Leader Apo’s position in Imrali is a mission to ensure a democratic solution through democratic negotiations and consensus, and to achieve peace. Like yesterday, today Leader Apo remains the main interlocutor in the democratic solution to the Kurdish issue.
THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN US AND LEADER APO THAT SPECIAL WAR MONGERS CAN’T UNDERSTAND
All should know this fact that the majority of the war the genocidal colonialist Turkish state wages against our freedom movement is a special war, dependent on psychological warfare. That is why they constantly try to fracture our struggle for freedom, or give the appearance of that. They have failed to do that to date, and they will not achieve their goals in the future. Our movement and Leader Apo, our people and Leader Apo have a historic, societal, ideological and emotional connection that special war mongers do not or cannot understand. In this sense, making analyses as if there are differing approaches and stances between Leader Apo and our movement, people and the democratic politics arena means becoming a tool in the psychological war against Leader Apo and our movement.
TIME FOR A DEMOCRATIZATION MOVE IN TURKEY
The forces of democracy and the Kurdish people have put forth a stance on June 23, creating important opportunities and a suitable foundation for democratization in Turkey. The way for a revolutionary democratic alliance to overcome political oligarchies that haven’t played a role in the democratization of Turkey and to act as a catalyst in it is now wide open. The HDP has proven to all that it is the most fundamental party and constituent in this democratic alliance with the Istanbul vote and the local elections in general. This grassroots democratic alliance will in turn guide the political powers to such a structure. It is time for the HDP to turn this democratic meeting in the grassroots level into an alliance for democracy with the widest array possible and launch a move for the democratization of Turkey. Starting a move for democratization with this democratic alliance with the democratic political line Leader Apo identifies as the third way in the political reality of Turkey as its most active constituent will transform the political culture and political climate in Turkey. As such, party oligarchies that have held on to power to date will either become a part of this democratization process on the basis of a consensus, or they will be overcome in the move.
JUNE 23 ELECTIONS BECAME A REFERENDUM FOR DEMOCRACY
The June 23 elections became a referendum for democracy, as the HDP stressed. This referendum also constitutes an approval by our people for the solution of the Kurdish issue based on the democratization of Turkey. This referendum is an expression of the will of the people that is binding to all political forces in Turkey. If there is to be a democratic consensus reached and polarization/hostilization removed, the concrete expression of that will undoubtedly be a constitution that guarantees the rights for all societal groups who have been denied equality and freedom, led by the Kurds, Alevis and women. And to achieve that, the current government’s hostile, polarizing, centralist, authoritarian and one-man defending understanding must be overcome. Our peoples have taken a stand against this political approach in the Istanbul elections, and the democratic alliance they will develop and the struggle they will raise on this foundation will need to either pull this ideology and policy into a democratic consensus, or overcome it.
HISTORIC RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY FURTHER INCREASED
The democratic alliance that Leader Apo has identified as the third way and played a determining part in its founding has come out of this election stronger, and its historic responsibility has further increased. With the awareness created by Leader Apo and the political line he put forth, the Kurdish people and the forces of democracy have uncovered a grand democratic force for the democratic future of Turkey, and created a strong hope for the peoples. When democratic alliances develop in Leader Apo’s ideological-political line, a new era will be ushered in for Turkey’s democratization and the solution to the Kurdish issue. Democratic forces uniting at the grassroots level has vastly increased the opportunities for this to happen.
THE STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM WILL GROW IN LEADER APO’S LINE
The alliance of the forces of democracy manifest in the HDP and the Kurdish people is very important. The success of June 23 is not just the victory of the Kurdish people. The success belongs to all constituents that created Turkey’s revolutionary democratic option under the HDP umbrella. As such, we are calling on the Kurdish people and all forces of democracy to grow and fortify this democratic alliance that has achieved great wins and will continue to do so, to raise the struggle for democratization in Turkey and to create a democratic Turkey that cannot be backed away from ever again.
Everybody should know this fact that our Freedom Movement, as the democratic political movement created by the Kurdish people and the Leader’s line, will raise the struggle for freedom and democracy in Leader Apo’s line and continue the struggle for the democratization of the Middle Eat on the basis of Turkey’s democratization and the freedom of the Kurdish people, with whatever sacrifice necessary.”