March in Paris to demand justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla

The European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) made a statement to mark the anniversary, on 9 January 2013, of the massacre in Paris of three Kurdish women revolutionaries.

Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez were killed in central Paris, in the Kurdistan Information Office, next to Gare du Nord train station on 9 January 2013.

The European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) which will organise a march in central Paris on 12 January issued a call to ensure high participation in the demonstration to demand the killers to be brought to justice.

In the call to Kurds, democrats, anti-fascists, oppressed peoples, intellectuals, the KCDK-E said that “the march will not only demand justice for Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez. We will be reacting strongly to the Turkish state and its leader, Erdoğan who is planning the same concept of genocide in the four parts of Kurdistan.”

On 9 January 2013, recalled the statement “Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan, and Leyla Şaylemez were slaughtered. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of the time, is now the President of the Republic. In this sense, Erdoğan not only slaughtered the people of Roboski, Afrin, Kobane, al-Bab, Jarablus and Northern Kurdistan but also Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez. In this sense, Erdoğan is the instigator of the Paris killings, the master mind and who pulled the trigger.”

Erdoğan had said: “It is the main duty of the Turkish nation and state to eliminate the members of terrorist organisations wherever they are”, and the Paris massacre, said the statement, “was a clear example of this. Erdoğan carried his dirty war and massacres to Europe, organized for this purpose, and realized his planning very deeply. The first murder, the first massacre and the genocide was carried out by brutally killing our three female comrades.”

The statement stressed that this policy was then “carried out in Kurdistan, against Rojava and the revolution led by women, against a system based on the principles of democratic and freedom. This system implemented in Rojava, forced the Turkish state and Erdoğan to massive genocide.”

Of course, said the statement “this massacre saw a role played by international states and political forces. We know that France and Germany are not innocent in this regard. These two states’ intelligence had connection with Turkey.

All this shows us that there is only one thing we can do: to resist. It is the basic duty of the Kurdish people and their friends to demand justice for the Paris massacre.”

The statement included also a call to support HDP Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven who has been on hunger strike for 61 days. “Leyla Güven is a follower of the women's revolution, her non-violent action to demand an end to the isolation regime imposed on Kurdish People's Leader, Mr. Öcalan, is an example and inspiration for all of us. We call on everyone to speak up.”