15 August celebrated in three Swiss cities

The 35th anniversary of the 15 August Initiative was celebrated in Basel, Bellinzona and Luzern in Switzerland.

Celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the 15 August 1984 initiative, the first armed action of the PKK continued in Switzerland.


Activists met in Barfüsserplatz to join the event organised by CDK Basel.

People marched to the square chanting slogans and condemning the Turkish state attacks in South Kurdistan and Rojava.


The celebration in the area of ​​Pavillion am Natianalquai began with a minute silence in commemoration of the martyrs of freedom of Kurdistan. 

Activists commended PKK commander Mahsum Korkmaz, who led the 15 August 1984 Initiative.

In his speech, CDK Swiss Co-President Ali Şimşek talked about the importance of 15 August in the Kurdish Freedom Struggle.

Events to celebrate the 15 August Initiative were also organised in Bellinzona, Canton Ticino.