Martyr Soro Amed Unit claims responsibility for hotel fire
A group called Martyr Soro Amed Revenge Unit claimed responsibility for the fire that broke out in a hotel in Beyoğlu, Istanbul on 19 January.
In a written statement, Martyr Soro Amed Revenge Unit claimed responsibility for the action that destroyed a four-storey hotel in Beyoğlu.
In the statement, the Unit said: "Members of our Martyr Soro Amed Revenge Unit carried out an action against a hotel located in Hüseyinağa Mahallesi in Beyoğlu, Istanbul on 19 January in memory of the martyrs of Autonomous Administration Resistance. As a result of the action carried out by our unit members, a 4-storey hotel was burned and destroyed."
The Revenge Unit said that the reason why that particular hotel was targeted was that women were forced into prostitution there. The Revenge Unit also stated that they had warned the owners of the hotel before.
The statement continued: "In earlier statements we warned that we would take revenge on the military and political operations carried out by the AKP-MHP fascist government. Everyone should know that our actions are just a few sparks of our revenge fire. We state once again that we will avenge all the martyrs and suffering Kurdistan peoples, especially the martyrs of the Autonomous Administration resistance."