Memorial in Bern for guerrillas Cejna, Rodî and Şêrawa

Guerrillas Edessa Cejna, Ekin Rodî and Canşêr Şêrawa, who fell as martyrs in Dersim and Zap, were commemorated at an event held in Bern.

A commemoration was held for commander Ece Yılmaz (Edessa Cejna), who fell in Dersim on 14 October 2023, Dilara Ölmez (Ekin Rodî) and guerrillas Kemal Merwan Oso (Canşêr Şêrawa), who were declared martyrs in Zap on 19 March 2024. Komalên Civakên Kurdistan (KCK) Executive Council member Zübeyir Aydar, relatives of the martyrs and hundreds of Kurdistan citizens attended the tribute.

Artist Kawa Urmiyê said: “Our guerrillas fighting against the fascist enemy in four parts of Kurdistan never give the enemy a chance and are moving towards victory. We are fighting for the freedom of Leader Apo [Abdullah Öcalan], who has been subjected to the Imrali torture system for 25 years, and for the status of Kurdistan. We will not give the Turkish state an opportunity. We will continue our struggle both in the Media Defense Areas, in the metropolises and in the European arena until Leader Apo regains his physical freedom and the Kurdish people gain their rights. The struggle of our guerrillas lights our way and we will realize the dreams of our martyrs. We believe in this and we make our promise here."

KCK Executive Council member Zübeyir Aydar said: “There is a great war in our country and we are all in this war. We migrated here because of these wars. We must question why we are here. It is a difficult war, for a long time, of course, but we will continue our struggle. Every year the enemy promises to end the guerrilla, but every year these promises come to nothing. The Freedom Guerrillas are expanding the struggle and advancing step by step towards victory.”