Cansız, Doğan and Şaylemez remembered in Paris
The three Kurdish women revolutionaries have been commemorated in Paris, France.
On January 9, 2013, PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK Paris representative Fidan Doğan and Kurdish Youth Movement member Leyla Şaylemez were brutally murdered in Paris.
A commemoration was organised in the French capital in memory of the three Kurdish women. The event in front of the Kurdistan Information Office was attended by Leyla’s father Cumali Şaylemez, President of the Kurdish Association in France, Sylvie Jan, administrators of TJK-E (Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe), Paris 20. District City Councillor and Left Party Coordinator Danielle Simonet, MRAP President Rene Mignot, Communist Party of France administrators and Senator Lorence Cohen.
Wreaths and flowers were left and candles lit in front of the Kurdistan Information Office where the three women had been murdered.
Speaking on behalf of TJK-E, Besime Konca criticised the French state’s failure to shed light on the triple murder and its silence promoted by its political and economic interests.
JAN: FRANCE CANNOT LIVE WITH THIS SHAME
Speaking after, Sylvie Jan said; “France must desist from this fault fort he sake of its own democratic values in the first place. France cannot live with this shame.”
Rene Mignot on behalf of MRAP said, “Europe and France have manifested their stand on the Paris killings in the face of the massacre committed in Rojava today. This is unacceptable.”
FATHER ŞAYLEMEZ: WE STAND BEHIND OUR CAUSE
Leyla’s father Cumali Şaylemez said the following; “The people have been fighting for justice for seven years now. How much longer will France undertake this shame? We as the Kurdish people will continue to stand behind our cause, our pursuit of freedom and our call for justice.”
COHEN: FRANCE SHOULDN’T SHUT ITS EYE
Senator Lorence Cohen and Left Party Coordinator Danielle Simonet called on the French state to stop its support for Turkey. Speakers urged the country to not shut its eye to the massacre and to shed light on the triple murder in Paris.