KONGRA-GEL: We won’t let the Paris massacre to be left in the dark

KONGRA-GEL issued a call for the march and rally to be held in Paris for the anniversary of the January 9 Paris Massacre and said, “We won’t let the Paris massacre to be left in the dark.”

KONGRA-GEL Co-presidency issued a written statement for the anniversary of the January 9 massacre.

The KONGRA-GEL statement says: “On the fourth anniversary of the Paris massacre, we remember the three martyred Kurdish revolutionary women, our comrades Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez. We will pursue this case until the true murderers are found and put on trial, and we will never let this case fall victim to inter-governmental interests.”

KONGRA-GEL stated that although 4 years have passed since the massacre, the hitman still hadn’t given a statement, the case seemed to drag on as if to wait for him to die, and now there is a search for grounds to bury the case, and protested the French authorities.

The KONGRA-GEL statement continues as follows:

“Although there is information and evidence that this massacre was planned by the Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and executed by MİT agents, the Paris court handling the case hasn’t achieved any concrete results to shed light to the truth.


What can clearly be seen is that the truth about the murders of three Kurdish revolutionary women are attempted to be covered up in line with dark interrelations between governments. Similar political murders in France in the past have all been covered up. The Turkish state has committed many murders in European countries over gangs allied to them, and these were all covered up. In line with the dark relations between states, these murders were obscured.

Those who think they can obscure the January 9, 2013 Paris Massacre are wrong. Because there is a great Women’s Freedom Movement who follow up on the case of the three Kurdish revolutionary women. And there is a widespread solidarity movement from free women’s movements around the world for the three revolutionary women, Sakine, Rojbîn and Ronahî. And there is the struggle the brave people of Kurdistan are waging together with their allies around the world.


Sakine, Rojbîn and Ronahî’s case isn’t just about the murder of three women. The dark relations formed among states around the century-long Kurdish issue continue in the Paris case. But we won’t allow this darkness to continue.

The level the women-led Freedom Struggle that marked the 21st century has reached and the new balance of power it has created will remove these dark relations that have become the fate of the Kurdish people. For this, it is very important to shed light onto the darkness in the Paris case. This isn’t just confined to the Paris case, but will also shed light onto the Kurdish reality that is attempted to be obscured as well.


For these reasons, we are calling on all our people, most of all our women and our youth, to have a strong attendance in the march and rally to be held in Paris for our comrades Sakine, Rojbîn and Ronahî on January 7. A strong attendance will first and foremost be a message that we won’t let this case be shelved. To achieve the desired result, everybody must see responsibility in themselves and attend the Paris march and rally with their extended circles.”