PKK and PAJK prisoners: We will resist and win together
"We will continue our indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike action until our demands are accepted. We are now almost 7,000 people on hunger strike. We will enlarge our line of resistance around our Leader and destroy the AKP-MHP fascism."
Deniz Kaya has released a statement on behalf of the PKK and PAJK political prisoners in Turkey and Kurdistan jails.
The statement drew attention to the sacrifice actions carried out by Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet, Uğur Şakar and Zehra Sağlam and confirmed that they are determined to continue the hunger strike resistance until their demands are fulfilled.
The statement also underlined the defeat of ISIS achieved by the Kurdish people and the Rojava heroes in the Middle East and said: “The isolation that is imposed on our leader, but in fact meant for all peoples, has met with the resistance growing everywhere in the world and especially in Kurdistan.”
The statement added: “Comrade Leyla Güven spread the wave of historic resistance to many countries of the world, spoiling the attempt by the AKP-MHP fascism to impose isolation on the Kurdish People's Leader, the Kurdish people and the peoples living in this geography.
This resistance is an indication that the Kurdish leader’s philosophy of liberating humanity and women is being vitalized.”
Four comrades reached martyrdom
The statement continued: “In the path of the sacred resistance marked by Mazlum Doğan on Newroz, Zekiye Alkan in Amed, Rahşan Demirel in Izmir, Ronahi and Berivan, today comrades Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet, Uğur Şakar and Zehra Sağlam have carried out their supreme actions against the fascism of the AKP-MHP, repeating that ‘History is written with resistance’.
The martyrdom of our four comrades both sharpened our faith and increased the stability of our people. Of course, the martyrdom is the most honorable action in such a tremendous period of resistance, and it is the reason for further resistance and struggle for us, those left behind. The value we give to the actions of our comrades who reached martyrdom is the biggest of values.”
The statement pointed out the attitude of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan toward such actions during and after the 15 February conspiracy, adding; “Breaking the isolation on our Leader and achieving the absolute defeat of fascism is only possible by vitalizing his reality and philosophy. The heavy conditions created by fascism should only be turned into a reason for getting even more militant and and vitalizing the reality of the leader.”
The statement continued: “Victory can be achieved by following the spirit of the general struggle and the process. We face such a fascism that it is afraid even of the bodies of our martyr comrades. We say that no matter what, we will resist, win and be free all together.
On this basis, first of all we extend our condolences to the families of our comrades Zülküf, Uğur, Ayten and Zehra, and to the Kurdish people. Saluting the bravery of our comrades, we should promise to adopt a more organized approach towards life. Victory will definitely be of the comrades and the resisting people.”
The statement ended with the following remarks: “We, the PKK and PAJK prisoners, commemorate the martyrs of our heroic resistance struggle during the Week of Heroism with respect and gratitude and renew our promise to raise their struggle.
We will continue our indefinite and non-alternating hunger strike action until our demands are accepted. We are now almost 7,000 people on hunger strike. We will enlarge our line of resistance around our Leader to ultimately destroy the AKP-MHP fascism and ensure free and viable conditions for our Leader.
We call on all our people, institutions and organizations, Turkey and the world public opinion, and everyone calling himself/herself human to be sensitive in the face of martyrdoms.”