47 young people from Turkey and Kurdistan join the PKK ranks

47 activists from Turkey and Kurdistan announced their participation in the guerrilla forces.

At a press conference in Behdinan, 47 young men and women publicly declared their participation in the PKK and vowed to resist for a free life against the genocidal mentality and system of the AKP-MHP fascist government. Unfurling the flags of KCK, PKK and HPG, the activists chanted "Bijî Serok Apo" [Long Live Leader Öcalan], "Bê Serok jiyan nabe" [No Life Without the Leader], “Damn with AKP-MHP fascism”.

The activists pointed out their determination to tear down the genocidal-colonial mentality and system of the AKP-MHP fascist government and to build the democratic system of peoples in its place.

"We are angry at those who committed great massacres under the pretext of quelling the resistance of Şêx Saîd, Seyid Rıza, Dersim, Zilan, Koçgiri and Agirî, those who insist on imposing isolation on Abdullah Öcalan who is recognized by millions of Kurds as their leader, and those who batter and drag our people -without distinguishing women, children and elderly, on Newroz days, on the streets and demonstrations.

“Families are used”

The activists sharply criticized the appointment of trustees to HDP municipalities and described the electoral system in Turkey as a "lie".

"They use the families to bring back the honorable young people who do not accept their crimes. At the same time they use artillery, tanks, airplanes and any form of military technology and bomb villages, mountains and pastures to murder these people. We are angry at your lies, your manipulations and your shamelessness," the group emphasized.

“We have chosen the path of resistance”

Commenting on the State's orchestrated campaign using the families of militants, the group said that some intellectuals, writers, academics and religious men who have been a part to this perception operation had remained silent while 34 people were brutally massacred by fighter jets in Roboski.

“We are very angry at your mentality and immorality that did not stand with the children, youth and elderly who were killed or burned to death in Şırnak, Cizre, Silopi, Nusaybin, Sur, Silvan and Lice, and with the mothers who kept the lifeless bodies of their children killed by special war forces in refrigerators to not let them rot.”

The statement continued;

"We have recently seen some games played over the families of young people who joined the guerrilla. The state has put pressure on families through fraud, blackmail and repression. Unfortunately, a few families were deceived by this game and made themselves a tool by staging sit-in in front of the HDP headquarters demanding 'Bring our children back'.

We hereby declare to our families and to all other families, that we have decided, for the reasons given above, to take to the mountains of freedom and that we chose the path of resistance and struggle against this liar, cheater, genocidal and tyrant system.”