Memorial for Zeynep Kınacı in Rojava and Lebanon
“We will follow the path traced by Zilan who has set an example not only for Kurdish women but also for women all over the world.”
Zeynep Kınacı (Zilan) carried out an action against the Turkish army and fell a martyr in 1996 in Dersim. Today she was commemorated with events held in Rojava and Lebanon.
A memorial was organised by Kongra Star in Rimelan, in Qamishlo. A large number of people attended the commemoration held at Aram Tigran Culture and Art Center.
Gülistan Ehmed, from Kongra Star, read the letter Zeynep Kınacı wrote to Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The memorial included a video on the life of Zilan as well as a concert by Alniya band.
A memorial for Zilan was also held at the Hori Culture and Arts Center in Amûdê. Photographs of Zilan and a banner with the inscription "We will defeat the occupation with the resistance of Zilan and Arîn" were hung on the memorial hall.
Kongra Star member Şehnaz Ibrahim stated that the struggle of the Kurdish people will continue along the line drawn by Zilan.
Memorial in Beirut
A memorial for Zilan was also held in Beirut, Lebanon, organised by Kongra Star, PYD and Revolutionary Youth Movement. The three women who were murdered by the Turkish state in Kobanê last week were also remembered.
Speaking at the memorial, Kongra Star member Netewi Xemgin said: “We will follow the path traced by Zilan who has set an example not only for Kurdish women but also for women all over the world.”
Speaking on behalf of the PYD, Mistefa Ebdi reminded that the Turkish state murdered 3 women in Kobanê last week and condemned the attacks.