Firstly, we wish God’s mercy and grace to 97 lives we lost, and send our condolences to their families and our people, and hope that hundreds of people who got wounded get better soon.
It is obvious that this attack isn’t different from the massacre in Suruc and bombings in Adana, Mersin and Diyarbakir. These are the results of the language of hatred that the political power used against the ones who worked to bring peace. This attack targeted the ones who struggle for equality, freedom and justice and remained persistent about peace and democracy. This attack is against the dissemination of the language of peace and its actual realization.
In this country, a mafia leader who is fed by the government and some state institutions can organize a demonstration in Rize and announce his commitment and support to the Palace. He states that “they will bleed in streams” and a day after people who demand peace in Ankara are murdered by bombs. Unless the political power cut their ties with these mafia organizations within the country, and global gangs like ISIS and Ahrar es Sam, we will experience these kinds of massacres.
We are sure that all the people who didn’t lose their inner conscience and pride feel the pain in their hearts. We will overcome these difficult days with their and peace activists’ solidarity and union.
We will never let these massacres buried. Those days will come that the people who instigated and planned these massacres and also the politicians who are responsible for them and actual executors of these actions would be taken to court.
HDP Central Executive Committee
10 October 2015