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Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement Established in Kurdistan

12 March 2016

10 revolutionary organisations from Kurdistan and Turkey have announced the establishment of the Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement.

Representatives of the 10 revolutionary organisations attended a joint press meeting in guerrilla zones to announce their alliance with the purpose of stepping up the revolution in all areas including armed struggle against the “collaborative fascist AKP and TC (Turkish Republic) system of sovereignty”.

PKK Executive Committee Member Duran Kalkan, who read out the statement, listed the names of the revolutionary organisations from Turkey and Kurdistan that make up the alliance. These are: TKP/ML, PKK, THKP-C/MLSPB, MKP, TKEP-LENİNİST, TİKB, DKP, DEVRÎMCÎ KARARGAH and MLKP.

Kalkan said “this unity of revolutionary forces has been formed to accomplish revolution against the AKP that is trying to establish a new fascist dictatorship by restoring the fascist military coups of 12 March and 12 September”. He pointed out that the declaration of this movement coincided with the 45th anniversary of the 12 March 1971 fascist military coup, the 21st anniversary of the 12 March 1995 Gazi massacre, and the 12th anniversary of the 12 March 2004 Qamishlo massacre.

Kalkan continued by inviting all revolutionary organisations and societal circles, that want to fight fascism, to join the joint struggle.

Kalkan’s speech was followed by the read-out of the joint declaration in Turkish and Kurdish, which called attention to the ongoing crisis and war in the Middle East that threatens the whole of humanity.

Stressing that the AKP government is taking part in one of the dirtiest alliances formed by regional and international powers in this bloody war, the joint declaration pointed to the all-out war that the AKP is waging against all the peoples and opposition groups in the country today.

The declaration stated:

“The Turkish Republic is trying hard to establish a one-party dictatorship and suppress the entire opposition by gathering behind itself all the traditional, modern, reactionary and fascist powers of the system of sovereignty. This bloody and fascist alliance is being sustained over enmity against the Kurds today. The heavy destruction, pain and exploitation created by regional powers has brought the revolutionary potential to maturity and has paved the way for the Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement. Defending and progressing the Rojava revolution, Kurdish resistance for self-rule and the United Revolutionary Struggle of our peoples means defending the life and future of all the oppressed, labourers, intellectuals, democrats and all the people. No social circle in Turkey has a safe future within this system as all opposition powers are under attack. If the Kurdish resistance for self-rule gets broken, the AKP government will suppress the entire opposition in Turkey with blood in the same veracity and cruelty. The future of progressive, revolutionary and pro-labor circles in Turkey is therefore intertwined with the future of the Kurdish resistance”.

The statement underlined that the Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement aims to attain democracy and a free future for the peoples against imperialism, capitalism, chauvinism, fascism and racism.

The Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement called upon everyone victim to fascism and reactionism, mainly women, youth and workers to organise, unite and fight for freedom, democracy and the fraternity of peoples.


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