PKK: Historic judgment and accountability has begun

The PKK Executive Committee issued a statement on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Paris Massacre, and said: “Historic judgment and accountability has begun, and it will come to an end successfully.”

The statement made by the PKK Executive Committee on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the murders of three Kurdish women revolutionaries on 9 January 2013 in Paris, said: “History has begun its judgement and accountability on this basis, and it will come to an end successfully.”

In a written statement, the PKK Executive Committee commemorated those who were martyred in the 1st and 2nd Paris massacres and called on everyone to "put these two Paris massacres together with all their connections and hold the killers accountable".

The PKK's statement is as follows:

“As the Kurdistan Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people, we are living the tenth anniversary of the 1st Paris Massacre, which took place on 9 January 2013. On the tenth anniversary of their martyrdom, we commemorate three Kurdish women revolutionaries, three freedom fighters, comrades Sara (Sakine Cansız), Rojbin (Fidan Doğan) and Ronahi (Leyla Şaylemez) with deep respect, love and gratitude. We reiterate our promise that in the eleventh year we will develop our struggle to achieve their goals and keep their memories alive in a much stronger and more widespread way.

In the name of human justice, we condemn the fact that the French State and Administration still have not tried the real criminals and brought the killers to justice. For this reason, we state that the massacre was renewed ten years later and similarly, three Kurdish revolutionaries and patriots were murdered in Paris. We call on French law to expose these two Paris massacres, carried out by the same forces ten years apart, exposing the connection, and holding the killers accountable.

In particular, we call on the intellectuals, writers and artists of Paris and the whole of France, on the socialist and democratic forces, workers and laborers, women and youth to reflect on the Kurdish massacre that took place in Paris twice within ten years, and to show stronger solidarity with the Kurdish people and the freedom struggle.

We call on you to work with all your strength to shed light on the massacres in question and put the criminals on trial. Let it be done so that the Kurdish women and men who fought against the ISIS gangs that spilled blood in Paris and defeated ISIS are not massacred in France! Let it be done so that Paris, the city of the commune, is not turned into the city where Kurdish freedom fighters are murdered!

Women’s freedom revolution worldwide

It is very clear that in the past ten years, the Kurdish people and their friends, especially the Kurdish women, have not stopped, and they have worked to stand up for the 9 January Paris Martyrs, to shed light on the massacre and to put the killers on trial. Comrades Sara, Rojbin and Ronahi made a great effort to spread the Kurdistan freedom struggle and the Women's Freedom Revolution all over the world. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the massacre, the results of this historic effort are evident. With the efforts of women, Kurds and democratic forces, the 9 January 2013 massacre was clarified and the murderers were exposed and held to account. Despite the efforts of the anti-Kurdish and genocidal Turkish State and the fascist AKP Administration to prevent and destroy us, the Kurdistan freedom struggle and women's liberation revolution developed more and spread all over the world with the struggle carried out in memory of Comrades Sara, Rojbin and Ronahi. Thus, the hopes of the murderers were dashed and their calculations nullified. With the struggle against the massacre, the awareness and organization of Kurdish and women's freedom has become more developed and stronger. The slogan “Jin Jîyan Azadî” coined by Leader Abdullah Öcalan has become the main slogan of the 21st century revolutions.

The plans of the AKP-MHP alliance should not be allowed

The AKP-MHP fascist-genocidal administration, which could not stand all these historical developments, was defeated again and again by the İmralı Resistance developed by Leader Apo, and was defeated by the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrillas in Zap, Avaşin and Metina. On the one hand, it increased fascist terrorism and oppression within the borders of the Turkish Republic. While trying to achieve what ISIS failed to achieve in Rojava and Shengal, it also tries to spread terrorism to the outside world and make everyone a partner in the Kurdish genocide. The 2nd Paris Massacre took place on this basis. Here, too, three Kurdish revolutionaries and patriots were murdered by the planned and organized attack of the AKP-MHP fascism. The French State and society have come face to face with fulfilling the requirements of democracy in the face of the Kurds and humanity. The fascist AKP-MHP Administration is trying to win elections in Turkey and prolong the life of power by spreading terror to the world. Anyone who calls himself a 'democrat' should see this truth and should not let the AKP-MHP fascism's plans go ahead.

We will carry our fight to victory

Here, once again, we commemorate the martyrs of the 2nd Paris Massacre, Evîn Goyî, Mir Perwer and Abdurrahman Kızıl with deep respect, love and gratitude. In memory of Comrades Sara, Rojbin and Ronahi, just as we spread our Kurdish and women's liberation struggle to the whole world and led to historical developments in the past ten years, in the memory of Comrades Evîn, Mîr and Abdurrahman, we will carry our freedom struggle to victory and spread it to all women and oppressed peoples of the world. The struggle against the Paris massacres will make us a world movement for freedom and democracy. Our Paris Martyrs will be the flag of our spread of the Apoist freedom throughout the world and the development of the democratic modernity revolution.

In particular, the idea of women's freedom and the revolution will spread all over the world on this basis, making the 21st century the century of women's freedom. If you notice, the male-dominated mentality and politics targeted Comrade Sara, the leading figure of the women's freedom struggle, on 9 January 2013. The 23 December 2022 attack targeted Comrade Evin, another of the leading figure in the women's freedom struggle. It is obvious that the power and state system based on a male-dominated mentality and politics is most afraid of women, women's freedom struggle, women's freedom and revolution. For this reason, it targets and murders leading women revolutionaries in a very deliberate and planned manner. But fear is of no use. Whatever it does, the male-dominated mentality and politics will be brought to an end by the women's liberation revolution. On this basis, historic judgment and accountability has begun.

The struggle must increase in every area

On the tenth anniversary of the 9 January 2013 Paris massacre, we once again commemorate our martyrs Sara, Rojbin, Ronahi, Evin, Mir Perwer and Abdurrahman Kızıl with respect and gratitude, and reiterate our promise to achieve their goals. We salute the historical Imrali and Zap resistances and celebrate the historical successes and victories of our heroic guerrilla forces. We salute the resistance of the people developing in four parts of Kurdistan and abroad, and call on all our people and friends to come together under the leadership of our heroic guerrilla resistance to further enlarge and strengthen the struggle for the physical freedom of Leader Apo against the torture and isolation system in Imrali!