'If light is shed on the Paris killings, much will be solved'

HDP Spokesperson Ebru Günay, speaking at an event commemorating 6 Kurdish female revolutionaries killed in Paris and Silopi, said that the Kurdish women who were murdered illuminated the way for their struggle and resistance.

In Mardin province, the Free Women's Movement (TJA) commemorated the Kurdish women revolutionaries Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez who were assassinated in Paris, France on January 9, 2013, and Sêvê Demir, Pakize Nayır and Fatma Uyar who were killed by Turkish state forces during the self-government resistance in Silopi district of Şırnak on January 4, 2016.

HDP Spokesperson and Mardin Deputy Ebru Günay and many other women attended the commemoration held in the HDP Mardin Provincial Organization building.

Günay said that France has evaded its responsibility and Turkey has covered it up. Reminding that the three women were particularly targeted in Paris, Günay stated that the negotiations with Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is held hostage on İmralı Island, were targeted with the triple murder.

“While MIT (Turkish secret service) is known to have been involved in the massacre, Turkey does not want to solve it. If light is shed on the Paris killings, many other things, too, will be resolved," she said.

Günay stated that Sêvê Demir, Pakize Nayır and Fatma Uyar were targeted for in Silopi the sake of provocation, stressing that the struggle and resistance of the murdered Kurdish women illuminate their way.

After Günay's speech, a cinevision screening about the murdered Kurdish women politicians was presented. The memorial ended with a music performance.