Monthly Archives: March 2014

HDP’s Newroz Statement

Newroz Pîroz Be

We Will Achieve Peace Through Our Struggle…

Happy Newroz to the Kurdish and all Middle Eastern peoples…

Newroz Pîroz Be!..

Newroz has been the day symbolizing a century long struggle for free and honorable life and resistance against the cruel. It’s the day during which people stand up for their identities, cultures and the language they speak and shout freedom out the loudest. With the coming of Newroz of 2014, we celebrate the first anniversary of the beginning of a new era for the peoples of Turkey’s struggle for equality initiated by the “Declaration of Democratic Salvation, Peace and Freedom”. It was last year’s Newroz when millions heard the great news coming from Mr. Abdullah Ocalan that the future of the peoples of Turkey and the Middle East will be founded on an equal and democratic basis. Continue reading

Solidarity Message from Die Linke (Germany)

dielinkeDear friends from HDP,

We heard the attacks on offices and politicians of HDP in Fethiye, Urla, Aksaray and in other cities. We watch the events and growing tensions in Turkey with great concern and want to express our solidarity.

The attacks on HDP-offices and politicians are attacks on democracy. The Turkish security institutions are in the duty to safeguard the election campaign and political activities. It cannot be, that nationalists and fascists attack other parties and politicians and Turkish authorities just watch or turn into henchmen themselves. These attacks have to be stopped immediately. Safety for political activities has to be guarenteed. Continue reading

Berkin Elvan Lives in Our Struggle…

webicin2725Berkin Elvan who celebrated his 15th birthday in coma has passed away today following his 269 day long struggle to survive. Berkin Elvan was shot in the head by a tear gas canister on a Sunday morning on his was to get bread from a corner store at Okmeydani, Istanbul during the days of the Gezi resistance.

We send our deepest condolences to Berkin Elvan’s friends and family.

Following the losses of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, Ethem Sarısülük, Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, Ahmet Atakan, Hasan Ferit Gedik at the Gezi protests, Medeni Yıldırım in Lice, Reşit İşbilir, Veysel İşbilir and Bemal Tokçu in Gever, we lost Berkin Elvan today. They all were just so young. Continue reading

Our Labor, Our Bodies, Our Identities and Our Will is Ours!

kadinWith free women for free cities! The city is ours!

We, the women, demand a free and democratic society. We will build this society starting with the local governments, ourselves.

We have the power to envision and build our own future and make our dreams come true. We do not depend on our husbands, fathers or boyfriends to enact.

The women of this country have a political party now. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is all women’s party. Continue reading

We Warn the Government Once Again: Ensure Our Safety During the Local Election Campaign

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Yesterday, following Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Aksaray district election office opening, a fascist, violent attack has taken place. HDP buses have been destroyed by the rocks thrown by a group of assailants. The group included National Movement Party (MHP) members in it as well.

Within these HDP buses, HDP’s co-chair Sebahat Tuncel, MP Levent Tuzel and other HDP executives were subjected to this assault.

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