Rally in Paris for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla

The European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) organised a march today in Paris.

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 January 9, 2013.

The European Democratic Kurdish Society Congress (KCDK-E) has organised a march in central Paris and issued a call to ensure high participation and 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 also be reacting strongly to the Turkish state and its leader, Erdoğan who is implementing the same policy of genocide in the four parts of Kurdistan.”

On 9 January 2013, said 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 massacre, 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”, said the statement and continued: “and the Paris massacre 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 added that this policy was then “carried out in Kurdistan, against the revolution led by women, against a system based on the principles of democratic and freedom in Rojava. 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 services had connection with Turkey.”

All this, said the statement, “shows us that there is only one thing we can do: Resistance. It is the basic duty of the Kurdish people and their friends to demand justice for the Paris murders.”

The statement ended with a call to support HDP Hakkari MP, Leyla Güven who has been on hunger strike since 8 November and whose health is deteriorating fast. “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.”