KCK calls for increased struggle to demand accountability for the Roboskî Massacre

The KCK Executive Council issued a statement about the 13th anniversary of the massacre of Roboskî.

The Co-Presidency of the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council about the 13th anniversary of the massacre of Roboskî, where 34 Kurds, mostly children, were killed in an airstrike by the Turkish state.

The statement said: "On December 28, 2011, the genocidal colonialist Turkish state brutally massacred 34 Kurds, mostly children, who were trying to make a living on the borderline of North [South-East Turkey] and South Kurdistan [North Iraq], by bombing them with attack planes. This massacre of the villagers of Roboskî has gone down in history as one of the countless massacres committed against Kurds under the name “Roboskî Massacre”. We once again condemn this despicable massacre with great anger and violence. Also, we commemorate all the martyrs of the revolution and democracy, and once again reiterate our promise to the martyrs."

The statement added: "Although 13 years have passed since the Roboski Massacre took place, like all other massacres, the Roboski massacre has been covered up. The perpetrators of the massacre have not been held to account, and the massacre has not been found wrong and has been defended. As it is known, the fascist chief Tayyip Erdoğan, who personally ordered the massacre, openly defended the massacre and congratulated those who carried it out. By embracing the massacre and the mass murderers, Tayyip Erdoğan has revealed both his role in the massacre and the Turkish state’s approach to the Kurds. The Roboski massacre is one of the countless massacres against the Kurds, and none of these have happened by accident. All took place within the framework of the Turkish state’s plan for the genocide of Kurds. The Roboski Massacre was also like this. Today, the massacre policy and reality of the Turkish state continues."

The statement continued: "On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the Roboskî Massacre, we would like to emphasize once again that justice cannot be expected from the state that massacres peoples, especially the Kurdish people. It is the struggle of the peoples that will bring justice and bring about a historical reckoning. The Kurdish people will continue to hold genocidal colonialism and mass murderers to account by increasing their struggle and realizing their freedom. The Kurdish people will definitely realize their freedom and hold all massacres to account. We are a movement and a people who have promised this. We must fulfill this promise by further increasing our struggle for freedom. On this basis, we call on everyone to struggle more intensely, in order to hold the Roboskî Massacre and all the other massacres to account."