YPS commemorate Cizre, Silopi and Sur martyrs
YPS said in a statement: "We will realize the dreams of our autonomous administration resistance martyrs". The statement was issued on the third anniversary of the siege of Cizre, Silopi and Sur carried out by the Turkish state.
YPS said in a written statement that the resistance in Northern Kurdistan cities has taken its dignified place in human history.
"The struggle for freedom, carried out by our people and our freedom movement for 42 years, still continues with the spirit and enthusiasm of the first day. Our struggle that started in Kurdistan has turned into a struggle that maintains the values of freedom that gives hope to both the peoples of the Middle East and humanity."
YPS added: "There are resistances that are unforgettable in the history of humanity. [...] For more than 40 years, a popular reality has been created that resists Turkish fascism. Again, the resistance against ISIS barbarism created by Capitalist Modernity and plagued by mankind was a gift to humanity in Shengal and Kobanê. Heavy prices were paid. Many heroes fell martyr."
The statement recalled how On 2 December 2016, the fascist AKP-MHP government launched sieges in Cizre, Silopi and Sur "to break the freedom of our people. The great commander and the resistance against this great siege also began without hesitation. In each city, groups of 50-60 people defended their cities for months against thousands of fascist arms, ammunitions, tanks, artillery and high technique. They believed in victory and freedom. Under the leadership of the great commander Ş.Çiyager, Sur resistance was the longest city resistance in history."
The statement added: "They resisted the enemy for 105 days. Again in Cizre, a great spirit of resistance emerged under the leadership of comrades Ruken and Arjin. In Silopi, our comrades Eris, Sewe, Pakize and Fatma resisted fascism until their last breath. The city resistances in Northern Kurdistan have taken their dignified place in human history."
The statement ended with the following remarks: "In the person of our great martyrs Chiyager, Zeryan, Eris, Kawa, Xebatkar, Amara, Nucan, Munzur, Senar, Islam, Soro, Taybet Ana, Ruken, we commemorate all our autonomous administration resistance martyrs and reiterate our promise of making their struggles and dreams true. We will avenge each and every one of our friends and we promise to expel the enemy out of our lands."