Three Years of Longing, Three Years of Anger, Everlasting Resistance
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July 20th 2018, will be the 3rd anniversary of the Suruç massacre where 33 revolutionaries and socialists were killed. This 3 years period was kind of a condensed copy of the history of Republic of Turkey: oppression, massacres, demolition, corruption, crises... A period without any social and political rest and peace. On the other side, longing for the lost ones, anger accumulated against the whole process and people's everlasting resistance which is fed by this anger and longing, and their unyielding stance against the attacks of the fascist state, these are the things remained in mind after all.


The most suffered ones of those who keep on are the families of the Suruç martyrs, but at the same time, they are the ones who are most resistant. Families carry on the struggle of their loved ones. Not only the case of their own, the Suruç families also follow the judiciary process of the October 10th Ankara massacre which happened 3 months after Suruç and of the Soma massacre where 301 miners were killed in June 13th, 2014. The doer of all these massacres and many more in the last 3 years are the same. Judiciary processes are running on in the justice buildings' corridors which were turned into the backyard of the political power. Everyone is aware of that of course one day, the real justice will be provided only when the political responsibles of these massacres are punished. So, the ones who are judged in the trials are not only the suspects, but also the state.


After 1000 days of the October 10th, 2015 Ankara massacre, on July 5th, all families made a declaration which stated that not even one step taken towards justice was taken and they continue their justice struggle as they did during the last 1000 days. The 10. trial of the October 10th massacre will start to be processed on July 31st and even though there are 182 folders of documents unread and unheard suspects, the prosecutor gave his verdict about the decision. Just like the are doing in the Suruç massacre proceedings, they are trying to cover up the whole thing. The trial process of the Suruç massacre was carrying out in a newly built building in prison campus in Hilvan district of Urfa where the massacre happened. The state is trying to lose the case out of publicity, they force families to travel thousands of kilometers in order to make them give up, to yield. In the last 5 trials so far, none of the suspects were brought to the court from the prison, they gave their statements in paper. There are persons who have contacts with the suicide bomber but have still not given any testimony. The 6. trial will be on August 28th, the judge and the prosecutor will try to stall off again.


The July 20th Suruç massacre was the beginning point of the AKP 's hot war practice against not only the Kurdish national freedom movement, but also the whole social opposition after the June 7th election defeat of AKP. AKP and the state which it holds with all of its grips, saw the upcoming election defeat on June 2015 and bombed the HDP Diyarbakır election meeting just before the election and HDP Mersin building during the same days. These were the signs what he fascist dictatorship could do with the fear of losing its power. That's why the July 15th, 2016 failed coup d'etat attempt was a blessing of god for the AKP to declare the state f emergency. Its effort to put on a legal sheath to its massacres and oppression. It still continues the same practices against the peoples and the oppressed who it is still unable to surrender: one week before the June 24th elections, 3 HDP members were killed by the gangs who were going around one AKP deputy as bodyguards.


So, what was the historical significance of Suruç? How could it be a beginning point of such a severe process? What scared the state that much? Well, before the Suruç massacre, socialist youth carried out a campaign with a great mobilizing spirit all around Turkey for the reconstruction of Kobanê. The liberation of Kobanê was actually the start of AKP's defeat in Syria. And this victory was the victory of all peoples of the region. For this reason, the motto of the campaign was "We defended together, we will built together!". Throughout the campaign process, thousands of people participated financially and many joined directly for coordination and to go there. Turkish people's consciousness which has been muddied by chauvinism, was being washed, cleared by this genuine revolution of Middle East. More than 300 people, many of who were young from every language, belief and nation, gathered in Suruç, a small city directly across Kobanê to reach Kobanê on the day of Rojava revolution, July 19th. They arrived one day later for security reasons, but such a more important event was taking place, a bridge was being built. The children of the Gezi uprising was giving their hands to th revolution. The seeds of Turkey-Kurdistan unified revolution were germinating. Thus, Suruç was the oath of this our unified revolution. Our seeds were thrown into the ground, deep-rooted, never to be ripped off. Our "33 dream followers" left us such big dreams.


From the new youth generation of our party MLKP, KGÖ (Communist Youth Organization) members Cebrail Günebakan, Aydan Ezgi Şalcı, Büşra Mete, Hatice Ezgi Sadet, Yunus Emre Şen, Polen Ünlü, Okan Pirinç and Ece Dinç were among the 33. However, our party and KGÖ did not step back and stood tall by upholding its determination and struggle. Just moments after the massacre, some young comrades passed to the free zones and cut their all relationship with the Turkish state and the system by burning their identities. That was a response of the youth to the massacre. "You killed us, but we stepped forward, raised our struggle to a higher level". Our party, after the massacre and during the whole period, consolidated its presence in Rojava in both the defense of the revolution, the reconstruction and the social political work continuously. The process, today, continue with the resistance of Afrin, and tomorrow if necessary, will continue with the defense of Manbij. Our party's Kurdistan identity was stamped indelible with the blood of our martyrs. We promise them, we will live out the revolution, we promise them, theirr dream will not remain unfulfilled!

 

 

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July 20th 2018, will be the 3rd anniversary of the Suruç massacre where 33 revolutionaries and socialists were killed. This 3 years period was kind of a condensed copy of the history of Republic of Turkey: oppression, massacres, demolition, corruption, crises... A period without any social and political rest and peace. On the other side, longing for the lost ones, anger accumulated against the whole process and people's everlasting resistance which is fed by this anger and longing, and their unyielding stance against the attacks of the fascist state, these are the things remained in mind after all.


The most suffered ones of those who keep on are the families of the Suruç martyrs, but at the same time, they are the ones who are most resistant. Families carry on the struggle of their loved ones. Not only the case of their own, the Suruç families also follow the judiciary process of the October 10th Ankara massacre which happened 3 months after Suruç and of the Soma massacre where 301 miners were killed in June 13th, 2014. The doer of all these massacres and many more in the last 3 years are the same. Judiciary processes are running on in the justice buildings' corridors which were turned into the backyard of the political power. Everyone is aware of that of course one day, the real justice will be provided only when the political responsibles of these massacres are punished. So, the ones who are judged in the trials are not only the suspects, but also the state.


After 1000 days of the October 10th, 2015 Ankara massacre, on July 5th, all families made a declaration which stated that not even one step taken towards justice was taken and they continue their justice struggle as they did during the last 1000 days. The 10. trial of the October 10th massacre will start to be processed on July 31st and even though there are 182 folders of documents unread and unheard suspects, the prosecutor gave his verdict about the decision. Just like the are doing in the Suruç massacre proceedings, they are trying to cover up the whole thing. The trial process of the Suruç massacre was carrying out in a newly built building in prison campus in Hilvan district of Urfa where the massacre happened. The state is trying to lose the case out of publicity, they force families to travel thousands of kilometers in order to make them give up, to yield. In the last 5 trials so far, none of the suspects were brought to the court from the prison, they gave their statements in paper. There are persons who have contacts with the suicide bomber but have still not given any testimony. The 6. trial will be on August 28th, the judge and the prosecutor will try to stall off again.


The July 20th Suruç massacre was the beginning point of the AKP 's hot war practice against not only the Kurdish national freedom movement, but also the whole social opposition after the June 7th election defeat of AKP. AKP and the state which it holds with all of its grips, saw the upcoming election defeat on June 2015 and bombed the HDP Diyarbakır election meeting just before the election and HDP Mersin building during the same days. These were the signs what he fascist dictatorship could do with the fear of losing its power. That's why the July 15th, 2016 failed coup d'etat attempt was a blessing of god for the AKP to declare the state f emergency. Its effort to put on a legal sheath to its massacres and oppression. It still continues the same practices against the peoples and the oppressed who it is still unable to surrender: one week before the June 24th elections, 3 HDP members were killed by the gangs who were going around one AKP deputy as bodyguards.


So, what was the historical significance of Suruç? How could it be a beginning point of such a severe process? What scared the state that much? Well, before the Suruç massacre, socialist youth carried out a campaign with a great mobilizing spirit all around Turkey for the reconstruction of Kobanê. The liberation of Kobanê was actually the start of AKP's defeat in Syria. And this victory was the victory of all peoples of the region. For this reason, the motto of the campaign was "We defended together, we will built together!". Throughout the campaign process, thousands of people participated financially and many joined directly for coordination and to go there. Turkish people's consciousness which has been muddied by chauvinism, was being washed, cleared by this genuine revolution of Middle East. More than 300 people, many of who were young from every language, belief and nation, gathered in Suruç, a small city directly across Kobanê to reach Kobanê on the day of Rojava revolution, July 19th. They arrived one day later for security reasons, but such a more important event was taking place, a bridge was being built. The children of the Gezi uprising was giving their hands to th revolution. The seeds of Turkey-Kurdistan unified revolution were germinating. Thus, Suruç was the oath of this our unified revolution. Our seeds were thrown into the ground, deep-rooted, never to be ripped off. Our "33 dream followers" left us such big dreams.


From the new youth generation of our party MLKP, KGÖ (Communist Youth Organization) members Cebrail Günebakan, Aydan Ezgi Şalcı, Büşra Mete, Hatice Ezgi Sadet, Yunus Emre Şen, Polen Ünlü, Okan Pirinç and Ece Dinç were among the 33. However, our party and KGÖ did not step back and stood tall by upholding its determination and struggle. Just moments after the massacre, some young comrades passed to the free zones and cut their all relationship with the Turkish state and the system by burning their identities. That was a response of the youth to the massacre. "You killed us, but we stepped forward, raised our struggle to a higher level". Our party, after the massacre and during the whole period, consolidated its presence in Rojava in both the defense of the revolution, the reconstruction and the social political work continuously. The process, today, continue with the resistance of Afrin, and tomorrow if necessary, will continue with the defense of Manbij. Our party's Kurdistan identity was stamped indelible with the blood of our martyrs. We promise them, we will live out the revolution, we promise them, theirr dream will not remain unfulfilled!