Resistance in İmralı made success inevitable

Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is held hostage under isolation in İmralı prison, made success inevitable with his will and resistance.

Courts whose eyes are covered with black tape cannot speak of justice and fairness. 25 years and 3 months of isolation clearly reveal this fact. Relevant organisations remain silent in the face of this unlawfulness. With its recent attitude, the CPT, which is supposed to monitor this situation, has completely handed over the strings to the Turkish state.

The colonisers burned hundreds of villages, carried out massacres and slaughtered the pioneers of the people in order to suppress the rebellions. With the emergence of Leader Apo [Abdullah Öcalan], the Kurdish people woke up from the sleep of death. The country was no longer unclaimed. With the establishment of the PKK, all state powers realised the danger to their system of capitalist modernity. So, they mobilised, held meetings and made plans. As a result, they decided to carry out an international conspiracy. Leader Apo was captured on 15 February 1999 and taken to Imrali Island.

The founder of the idea of democratic modernity, which has become an alternative all over the world today, has been in isolation in İmralı for 25 years and 3 months. The occupying states thought they could capture the will of millions in a cell. These 25 years and 3 months, however, showed their defeat and failure. Today, Leader Apo's philosophy has become a manifesto of struggle in many countries. Millions of people have accepted Rêber Apo as their leader and mobilised for his physical freedom.

With his resistance and the struggle in İmralı, Leader Apo frustrated the projects of the states to design the Middle East. The governments now know that every word from the mouth of Leader Apo can change the general agenda of the world. To prevent this, contact with him is not allowed. Although the conspiratorial forces want to close their eyes and ears to this isolation, they cannot escape the current reality. Today, Leader Apo is everywhere. The Turkish state and all capitalist powers are making a series of plans every day. They are holding Leader Apo hostage by applying absolute isolation. They assumed that when they cut Leader Apo's connection with the outside world, the freedom guerrillas would be liquidated and the people would lose hope.

Leader Apo himself made the most accurate assessment on this subject and said, ‘I am wherever my defence is’. Therefore, Leader Apo is everywhere and has become everyone's picture and map. The occupiers do not accept this fact easily, and for this reason they have not allowed any information to be obtained from Leader Apo for the last 3 years and 2 months. Everyone should be aware of this situation and not be deceived. It is true that for 3 years and 2 months no information has been received and that the isolation is getting heavier, but the isolation has been in place for 25 years and 3 months. With this isolation, they want to take revenge for the failure of the 1925 plans they have been pursuing for a hundred years. That is why they are constantly making plans.

Against this isolation system and the International Conspiracy, the freedom guerrillas, the Kurdish people and the forces in favour of freedom turned their bodies into firebombs and burned themselves in the heart of the enemy. Thus, they formed a ring of fire with their bodies so that no one could approach Leader Apo. This situation has never been seen in any period of history. These events were experienced for the first time in Kurdistan. The slogan ‘You cannot darken our sun’ was written in golden letters in the history of humanity. The war that the guerrillas wage every day based on this legacy of resistance, the stance of the rebellious people and the support of millions of freedom lovers, hit the invaders like a slap in the face.