Interview with the MLKP commander Ferzad Can
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What kind of a picture does the situation in Turkey /North Kurdistan draws, while the People's United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) is entering its fourth year of struggle by the March 12, 2019?


There is a strong anger growing among the workers, laborers and the oppressed in recent years which manifests itself in action as long as it finds an opportunity. We can see it in the spreading resistance against the isolation, in the mass mobilizations during the election process now, as well as in the recent actions of 8 March in which the women have captured the squares all around the country. Besides, almost everyday, we have been witnessing the reactions and resistances of the workers and laborers.
We can foresee that there will be stronger actions and resistances against the fascist power of AKP - MHP for the following days. The Turkish state is facing with a huge economical and political crisis. Both of them are much more deep and staggering than they are considered. This is the reason why the Palace dictatorship led by Erdoğan is trying to rule women, youth, Alewis, poor and oppressed peoples with oppression and cruelty. That's why, it keeps on facing with the dynamic sections of the society.
The existing economical crisis is affecting mostly the laboring sections. The society is living through a deep impoverishment which reveals itself with the rates of unemployment, the producers suffering from debt spiral, closing workplaces and factories, as well as with the regulated selling of the government. This situation is the reflection of a huge collapse, which the government fails to hide. In this regard, the mass base of the dictatorship is shrinking day by day.
That's why, the fascist AKP-MHP power is trying to preserve itself with oppression and violence. What's left in their hands is just fear and despair. The "existencial question", which they put forward for every occasion, is nothing other than the fear of the weakening fascist regime against the social resistances and uprisings.


The fascist Turkish state keeps on threatening the Rojava revolution. Besides, they claim that they render the revolutionary vanguards, the guerrilla forces motionless within the country. What is the true situation? Can we talk about a success of the fascist ally against the revolutionary forces?


Yes, the fascist power of AKP - MHP is escalating their statements targeting our united revolution, especially the Rojava revolution. Along with taking back the gained rights and freedoms of the Kurdish people, now they are speaking about the occupation plans to Rojava under the propaganda of the local elections. With a racist and chauvinistic aggression, they are trying to spread the fear atmosphere, declaring everyone except them as terrorist. Through this way, they expect to create a polarization in favor of consolidating their mass base, as well as to take the social opposition under their control.
Nevertheless, the occupation plans of the fascist regime remains to be a vain effort. Before all, the existing preparation of the revolutionary forces in Rojava and Northern Syria leads the fascist alliance of AKP and MHP to think twice for that such an occupation. They are aware of the fact that every inch of the lands of revolution would turn to a marsh for them. Besides, what we encounter is a power which is squeezed between the US and Russia without creating politics of their own. This fact drives the fascist state to despair but at the same time, makes it much more aggressive.
The guerrilla forces on the other hand, continue to preserve their trenches with a great determination and to give heavy blows to the colonialism. The fascist regime's desire and hope to liquidate the guerrilla forces via air attacks has been defeated. Apart from this, against oppression and attacks, they also failed to prevent the development of the revolutionary and democratic structures, as well as the mass mobilization. The trustees appointed to the Kurdish municipalities, wide detentions, heavy penalties or other forms of attacks couldn't manage to make the desired atmosphere of fear and oppression to be dominant over the country. Our revolution struggle keeps on challenging the counter-revolution.
Here, I would like to emphasize that, the ongoing regime crisis is an important advantage, but, the decisive factor for the future is the revolutionary vanguards themselves; their initiative and creativeness. Yes, it is true that the fascist colonialism has a "existencial question". Every state, which is based on cruelty and oppression, owns such a problem. The fascist Turkish state is facing with economical, political, military and social impasse. The 17 year old AKP power is expired. The only power that would solve the existencial crisis of the state by a revolution is nothing other than the revolutionaries, the laborer and oppressed peoples themselves. What has to be done is to enhance the struggle towards revolution by uniting all progressive, antifascist, democratic and revolutionary forces. From militia actions to those of the urban and rural guerillas, from hunger strikes to workers' resistance or student boycotts, we have to follow the way to grow all forms of resistance everywhere, to enhance the revolutionary violence and meet them with the goal of overthrowing the fascist dictatorship.

 

How would you evaluate HBDH on its fourth year of struggle?


We have been fighting in the cities and at the mountains of Turkey and Northern Kurdistan for the victory of the united revolution of Turkey and Kurdistan. From Afrin to Zap, from Dersim to the Black Sea region, from the mountains of Amanos up to the Serhad region, we have our fighters' footmarks everywhere. We do also challenge the enemy in the cities with our actions.
Our struggle guided by the memory of our martyrs has a great value. On the other hand, it is clear that we need greater moves against this fascist order of cruelty. We are aware of our deficiencies and inabilities. And in our fourth year of fight, this self-critical point of view will lead us to enhance the united revolutionary action line, ranging from the guerrilla to milita actions, mass violence and the general resistance examples.
As the fight gets intensified between our united revolution and the counter-revolution, there would be much more need for HBDH and KBDH (The Women's United Revolution Movement). We are passing through a period in which there will be much more opportunities for the united struggle. In this regard, our United Revolution Movement will be a response for our people's freedom demand.

 

The hunger strike actions started with Leyla Güven has passed over 4 months, growing by the new participation of others both in prisons and outside. How do you evaluate this process?


The hunger strike actions based on the demand to remove the isolation imposed on Kurdish people's leader Öcalan, have been transformed into one of the most important front within the fight against the fascist AKP-MHP power. By shutting their eyes to the demand of the hunger strike actions, the colonialist fascist regime and its spin-doctors are giving all their efforts to hide this reality from our peoples and the world democratic public opinion. Nevertheless, they fail to stop the resistance which grows its voice beyond the imposed limits of fascism.
Ranging from prisons to the wide sections of the society, the isolation attack aims to break the will of the freedom and socialism forces and make them surrender. In that sense, the major goal of the isolation against both Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and the revolutionary prisoners as a whole is to capture our peoples' united revolutionary will and future through attacking the vanguard forces.
Keeping the Kurdish people's leader Öcalan in isolation reflects the insistence for the denial and destruction policy of the state against the Kurdish people. It is the continuing part of government's "extermination" plan which has been implemented in 2014. This plan of massacre has an unbreakable link with the goal of abolishing Kurdish people's revolutionary and democratic gains, as well as with the ongoing war in Middle East and the fascist aggression inside the country.
In this respect, the struggle against the isolation means to a freedom struggle against war, massacre and regional aggression policies. The importance of Leyla Güven's hunger strike action can be comprehended in a true way only within the framework of this reality. Besides, her action owns a great value also in terms of revealing how the Kurdish women has gained a deep content within the revolutionary struggle with its triggering role. Those who sacrificed themselves in the war fronts to stop the enemy have created a women generation and this tradition is now materializing in the resistances going on in prisons.
The isolation and aggression policy against Kurdish people and the isolation imposed on workers, laborers, women, youth and the oppressed are the two sides of the same medallion. The hunger strike resistance led by Leyla Güven is showing once more again that the isolation is not a problem of Kurdish people alone, but of everyone willing freedom and honor in Turkey. In this regard, this resistance belongs all of us, to everyone that wants freedom and equality of peoples. If the Turkish workers and laborers want to emancipate from the oppression of fascism, from the barbarism of the colonialist war, they must claim the demands of Kurdish people. Leyla Güven's action is a revolutionary response to this truth.
Those who carry on hunger strike actions in prisons and other areas together with Leyla Güven have a very humane and legitimate demand. The progressive and revolutionary ranks of the oppressed peoples have a duty to give a voice, which is rising from prisons and Leyla Güven's house of resistance in Diyarbakır, and enhance this will as a common will of our peoples. Leyla Güven's hunger strike action has made the direction of the process clear. Let's meet the hunger strike actions with the struggle against war, occupation, usurpation of the rights and attempts to impose the burden of the economical crisis on workers and laborers shoulder, and carry the united struggle to the victory. Let's transform streets, squares, factories, workplaces, schools into the trenches of solidarity with this resistance which would smash the isolation policy of fascism!

 

 

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What kind of a picture does the situation in Turkey /North Kurdistan draws, while the People's United Revolutionary Movement (HBDH) is entering its fourth year of struggle by the March 12, 2019?


There is a strong anger growing among the workers, laborers and the oppressed in recent years which manifests itself in action as long as it finds an opportunity. We can see it in the spreading resistance against the isolation, in the mass mobilizations during the election process now, as well as in the recent actions of 8 March in which the women have captured the squares all around the country. Besides, almost everyday, we have been witnessing the reactions and resistances of the workers and laborers.
We can foresee that there will be stronger actions and resistances against the fascist power of AKP - MHP for the following days. The Turkish state is facing with a huge economical and political crisis. Both of them are much more deep and staggering than they are considered. This is the reason why the Palace dictatorship led by Erdoğan is trying to rule women, youth, Alewis, poor and oppressed peoples with oppression and cruelty. That's why, it keeps on facing with the dynamic sections of the society.
The existing economical crisis is affecting mostly the laboring sections. The society is living through a deep impoverishment which reveals itself with the rates of unemployment, the producers suffering from debt spiral, closing workplaces and factories, as well as with the regulated selling of the government. This situation is the reflection of a huge collapse, which the government fails to hide. In this regard, the mass base of the dictatorship is shrinking day by day.
That's why, the fascist AKP-MHP power is trying to preserve itself with oppression and violence. What's left in their hands is just fear and despair. The "existencial question", which they put forward for every occasion, is nothing other than the fear of the weakening fascist regime against the social resistances and uprisings.


The fascist Turkish state keeps on threatening the Rojava revolution. Besides, they claim that they render the revolutionary vanguards, the guerrilla forces motionless within the country. What is the true situation? Can we talk about a success of the fascist ally against the revolutionary forces?


Yes, the fascist power of AKP - MHP is escalating their statements targeting our united revolution, especially the Rojava revolution. Along with taking back the gained rights and freedoms of the Kurdish people, now they are speaking about the occupation plans to Rojava under the propaganda of the local elections. With a racist and chauvinistic aggression, they are trying to spread the fear atmosphere, declaring everyone except them as terrorist. Through this way, they expect to create a polarization in favor of consolidating their mass base, as well as to take the social opposition under their control.
Nevertheless, the occupation plans of the fascist regime remains to be a vain effort. Before all, the existing preparation of the revolutionary forces in Rojava and Northern Syria leads the fascist alliance of AKP and MHP to think twice for that such an occupation. They are aware of the fact that every inch of the lands of revolution would turn to a marsh for them. Besides, what we encounter is a power which is squeezed between the US and Russia without creating politics of their own. This fact drives the fascist state to despair but at the same time, makes it much more aggressive.
The guerrilla forces on the other hand, continue to preserve their trenches with a great determination and to give heavy blows to the colonialism. The fascist regime's desire and hope to liquidate the guerrilla forces via air attacks has been defeated. Apart from this, against oppression and attacks, they also failed to prevent the development of the revolutionary and democratic structures, as well as the mass mobilization. The trustees appointed to the Kurdish municipalities, wide detentions, heavy penalties or other forms of attacks couldn't manage to make the desired atmosphere of fear and oppression to be dominant over the country. Our revolution struggle keeps on challenging the counter-revolution.
Here, I would like to emphasize that, the ongoing regime crisis is an important advantage, but, the decisive factor for the future is the revolutionary vanguards themselves; their initiative and creativeness. Yes, it is true that the fascist colonialism has a "existencial question". Every state, which is based on cruelty and oppression, owns such a problem. The fascist Turkish state is facing with economical, political, military and social impasse. The 17 year old AKP power is expired. The only power that would solve the existencial crisis of the state by a revolution is nothing other than the revolutionaries, the laborer and oppressed peoples themselves. What has to be done is to enhance the struggle towards revolution by uniting all progressive, antifascist, democratic and revolutionary forces. From militia actions to those of the urban and rural guerillas, from hunger strikes to workers' resistance or student boycotts, we have to follow the way to grow all forms of resistance everywhere, to enhance the revolutionary violence and meet them with the goal of overthrowing the fascist dictatorship.

 

How would you evaluate HBDH on its fourth year of struggle?


We have been fighting in the cities and at the mountains of Turkey and Northern Kurdistan for the victory of the united revolution of Turkey and Kurdistan. From Afrin to Zap, from Dersim to the Black Sea region, from the mountains of Amanos up to the Serhad region, we have our fighters' footmarks everywhere. We do also challenge the enemy in the cities with our actions.
Our struggle guided by the memory of our martyrs has a great value. On the other hand, it is clear that we need greater moves against this fascist order of cruelty. We are aware of our deficiencies and inabilities. And in our fourth year of fight, this self-critical point of view will lead us to enhance the united revolutionary action line, ranging from the guerrilla to milita actions, mass violence and the general resistance examples.
As the fight gets intensified between our united revolution and the counter-revolution, there would be much more need for HBDH and KBDH (The Women's United Revolution Movement). We are passing through a period in which there will be much more opportunities for the united struggle. In this regard, our United Revolution Movement will be a response for our people's freedom demand.

 

The hunger strike actions started with Leyla Güven has passed over 4 months, growing by the new participation of others both in prisons and outside. How do you evaluate this process?


The hunger strike actions based on the demand to remove the isolation imposed on Kurdish people's leader Öcalan, have been transformed into one of the most important front within the fight against the fascist AKP-MHP power. By shutting their eyes to the demand of the hunger strike actions, the colonialist fascist regime and its spin-doctors are giving all their efforts to hide this reality from our peoples and the world democratic public opinion. Nevertheless, they fail to stop the resistance which grows its voice beyond the imposed limits of fascism.
Ranging from prisons to the wide sections of the society, the isolation attack aims to break the will of the freedom and socialism forces and make them surrender. In that sense, the major goal of the isolation against both Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Öcalan and the revolutionary prisoners as a whole is to capture our peoples' united revolutionary will and future through attacking the vanguard forces.
Keeping the Kurdish people's leader Öcalan in isolation reflects the insistence for the denial and destruction policy of the state against the Kurdish people. It is the continuing part of government's "extermination" plan which has been implemented in 2014. This plan of massacre has an unbreakable link with the goal of abolishing Kurdish people's revolutionary and democratic gains, as well as with the ongoing war in Middle East and the fascist aggression inside the country.
In this respect, the struggle against the isolation means to a freedom struggle against war, massacre and regional aggression policies. The importance of Leyla Güven's hunger strike action can be comprehended in a true way only within the framework of this reality. Besides, her action owns a great value also in terms of revealing how the Kurdish women has gained a deep content within the revolutionary struggle with its triggering role. Those who sacrificed themselves in the war fronts to stop the enemy have created a women generation and this tradition is now materializing in the resistances going on in prisons.
The isolation and aggression policy against Kurdish people and the isolation imposed on workers, laborers, women, youth and the oppressed are the two sides of the same medallion. The hunger strike resistance led by Leyla Güven is showing once more again that the isolation is not a problem of Kurdish people alone, but of everyone willing freedom and honor in Turkey. In this regard, this resistance belongs all of us, to everyone that wants freedom and equality of peoples. If the Turkish workers and laborers want to emancipate from the oppression of fascism, from the barbarism of the colonialist war, they must claim the demands of Kurdish people. Leyla Güven's action is a revolutionary response to this truth.
Those who carry on hunger strike actions in prisons and other areas together with Leyla Güven have a very humane and legitimate demand. The progressive and revolutionary ranks of the oppressed peoples have a duty to give a voice, which is rising from prisons and Leyla Güven's house of resistance in Diyarbakır, and enhance this will as a common will of our peoples. Leyla Güven's hunger strike action has made the direction of the process clear. Let's meet the hunger strike actions with the struggle against war, occupation, usurpation of the rights and attempts to impose the burden of the economical crisis on workers and laborers shoulder, and carry the united struggle to the victory. Let's transform streets, squares, factories, workplaces, schools into the trenches of solidarity with this resistance which would smash the isolation policy of fascism!