DBP co-chair Aydeniz: United we can defeat this darkness
"The Republic of Turkey is based on Turkish nationalism and thus it fights peoples living in Turkey, including Kurds, who were fighting primarily against Turkish nationalism," said DBP co-chair.
Democratic Regions Party (DBP) co-chair Saliha Aydeniz talked to ANF about the repression in Turkey and Kurdistan and assessed the democratic struggle of the Kurdish people against it.
Aydeniz said that the AKP-MHP alliance was trying to create a dictatorial system after the 7 June 2015 elections and addded: "It is necessary to look at the process that the AKP-MHP allied with. The results in the 7 June 2015 elections were given by the social ground created by the 2013-2015 Imralı process. People then hoped for social peace and this hope was reflected in the 7 June results.”
Following the 7 June elections, Aydeniz said, “the AKP-MHP has created a fascist system in Turkey through its alliance with dark forces. We can call this a dictatorial system. The Republic of Turkey should be evaluated in conjunction with its past 100-year policy. The Republic of Turkey is based on Turkish nationalism and thus it fights peoples living in Turkey, including Kurds, who were fighting primarily against Turkish nationalism.”
Aydeniz continued: “The Kurdish people have been struggling to exist, to protect their identity, language and land for the last 40 years. In an environment where the policy of denial-destruction has prevailed for the past 100 years. Kurds have fought through the establishment of democratic institutions, despite the military coups, the evacuations of villages, the forced disappearances and forced displacement of people.”
Aydeniz drew attention to the promises made by the AKP in the first years of its ruling. "The AKP in 2002 said it would end poverty, finish it with the corruption. But then we see today where Turkey has gone. Corruption actually turned into a permanent and government structure. What defines the AKP-MHP government is repression and oppression. Indeed in the last 5 years Turkey has been converted into an open air prison and isolation on Öcalan is actually being imposed on the whole country.”
Aydeniz added: “This government is fighting not just in Turkey but in many other places. It is at war with many different places. Currently, the world is facing a huge crisis, economically, politically and socially. The AKP is trying to prolong its life by taking advantage of this crisis in the world. The struggle of the Kurdish people ended many governments in the past, and the fascist AKP-MHP government has come to an end.”