DKP/BÖG commemorates fallen revolutionaries on the 'Week of Immortals'

The Revolutionary Communard Party/the United Freedom Forces (DKP/BÖG) commemorated the fallen Communard revolutionaries in Rojava as part of the May 9-16 ‘Week of the Immortals’.

According to a statement released by DKP/BÖG, all Communards in Rojava, including the first immortal Communard Bedrettin Akdeniz, Çağlar Demiröz, Orhan Yılmazkaya and Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu, one of the leaders of the revolutionary movement in Turkey, were commemorated during a commemoration event.

Following a moment of silence and opening speech, the commemoration continued with a screening featuring the revolutionary martyrs and a discussion on the actuality of the breakthrough led by Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu.

In a speech on behalf of the DKP/BÖG, Aziz Efe said: “Our leader, Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu, will always be our guide on the way to revolution and socialism. Embracing Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu (Mehmet Kurnaz) means a strict adherence to our revolutionary ideals.”

Noting that Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu became immortal while fighting on the front line against fascism on May 9, 2017, Efe continued: “The current state of AKP-MHP fascism and politics in Turkey show that fascism cannot be defeated without a fight against it. We will achieve the great honour of defeating fascism, liberating peoples, and securing the emancipation of labour. This will be realized without Comrade Mehmet but based on his legacy. We all vow once again that the legacy of the immortal Communards is powerful enough to change this world. The determined stance of Commander-in-Chief Mehmet will encourage us in the revolutionary duties that we need to fulfil more than ever today. We will continue to be like him, and fight like him.”

In their speeches, DKP/BÖG fighters talked about their memories with the immortal Communard revolutionaries and emphasized the meaning of communard revolutionism and revolutionary breakthroughs in current politics.

The commemoration concluded with an oath to maintain the legacy of the immortal revolutionaries.