Kurds in Sweden celebrate 43rd anniversary of the PKK

The 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was celebrated in the Swedish cities of Sala, Gothenburg and Stockholm.

Several events were held in the Swedish cities of Sala, Gothenburg and Stockholm to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the establishment of the PKK. The events were held with the slogan "End isolation, occupation, fascism, it's time to achieve freedom".


A celebration took place in the capital Stockholm, attended by hundreds of people. KCK Executive Council member Zübeyir Aydar, said that the PKK, founded by 22 people, continues today with millions of people.

Daniel Riazat, on behalf of the Swedish Left Party, cited the example of Nelson Mandela and said that they hope that Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan will also be freed.

The event ended with concerts and theatre plays.


A celebration was organized over the weekend in Sala, 120 kilometres north of the capital Stockholm. Speaking during the celebration, Scandinavian Democratic Kurdish Community Center co-chair Nadya Salih stated that millions of people are on the road to victory with the thoughts of Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan.

A video about the history of the PKK was shown, halay dances and music were performed by Hozan Comerd, Peywan Arjin, Girîn/Evîn and Dilşad Hewlerî.


There were enthusiastic moments at the celebration, which was also held in Gothenburg. Seyda Perinçek, Kiyomerz, Sipan Afrin and many local artists took the stage at the celebration.