Female guerrilla fighter: Conditions are ripe for a revolution
“Today, the conditions are ripe for a revolution. We have leadership, a paradigm, a philosophy,” said female guerrilla Armanc Devrim, stressing that as PKK fighters, they promised to make the dreams of the martyrs of the Kurdistan revolution come true.
YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) guerrilla Armanc Devrim spoke to ANF about the current conditions for a revolution and the PKK. She said that no colonial power has been able to stand against the resistance of the people and the Kurds have now received recognition for their existence. “The main reason why Kurdish uprisings have not achieved their goal in the past, is that there has been no collective leadership and no common ideology. This changed fundamentally with the founding of the PKK,” she said.
THERE IS A LEADERSHIP AND A PARADIGM
On the importance of being a militant of the PKK which promotes the power of women and creates an awareness for women's freedom, Devrim said, "The PKK is a place where women recognize themselves as human beings. If there is a movement in the world that has achieved this, it is our party, the PKK. As its women fighters, we have always struggled for this and will continue to do so. We will always stand by the side of our people. Today, the conditions are ripe for revolution. We have leadership, a paradigm and a philosophy. Our movement is always at the side of our people. As PKK fighters, we promise to realize the dreams of the martyrs of the Kurdistan Revolution."
Regarding the Turkish state's ongoing attacks on the guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in South Kurdistan (North Iraq), Devrim stated that inhuman attacks are being carried out in the Metina, Zap and Avaşîn regions. She continued, "The Turkish state's attacks with chemical weapons show that the success of the guerrilla resistance lies in using new methods that set back and break the intense war. One of the important developments in this period is that our people are showing their support for the guerrillas and their commitment through actions in the streets. The Kurdish people have always manifested a resilient attitude to the repression of the enemy and will continue to do so. These are the peoples who have also removed from their thrones the dictators that thought of themselves as sitting securely in the saddle. The murderous regime that AKP/MHP fascism has imposed on our people must not be accepted. Our people are in a position of self-defense everywhere. Especially the Kurdish youth should have awareness and carry out actions to make the Turkish state's policies fail."