PKK and PAJK prisoners on hunger strike urged the AKP to immediately abandon policies of denial and annihilation, and called upon the Kurdish people to defend self-rule and democratic autonomy under any circumstances.
PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party, Partiya Azadiya Jin a Kurdistan) prisoners on hunger strike announced that they will continue their resistance in prison.
Urging the AKP to immediately abandon policies of denial and annihilation, Kurdish prisoners also called upon the Kurdish people to defend self-rule and democratic autonomy under any circumstances.
Deniz Kaya on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners has released a statement regarding the hunger strike they have continued since August 15 and the total warfare concept of the AKP.
Kaya pointed out that AKP dragged peoples into a war after the defeat it suffered in June 7 elections and the success HDP achieved by becoming the center of Turkey peoples’ for a more democratic and together living. Kaya underlined that AKP also initiated a total warfare concept against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and policies aiming to make peoples confront each other.
‘WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON RESISTANCE’
Remarking that AKP has recently adopted an attitude aiming a massacre of civilians in the face of Kurdish people’s will for self-rule, the statement said forces affiliated to AKP bombed the mountains of Kurdistan every day, jailed elected representatives and youths of the Kurdish people, imposed curfews in Kurdish towns in a way much worse than the process of 12 September fascist military coup, disrecognized the self-rule declarations of the people and pursued a policy subjecting the Kurdish people to massacres, young and old alike.
Pointing to the heavy repression in Turkish jails, the statement remarked that an unprecedented isolation was being imposed in the heaviest way on Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan, while political prisoners in Turkish jails, Elbistan and Antalya in the first place, were being subject to heavy torture and intervention. The statement also underlined that the policies of torture and exile against political prisoners would not be able to make them desist from their resistance and commitment for freedom.
‘SELF-RULE AND AUTONOMY MUST BE DEFENDED’
Describing the defense of self-rule and democratic autonomy as an inevitable duty for all those jailed as part of political genocide operations, the statement said; “The hunger strike started by us as PKK and PAJK prisoners on August 15 has entered its 26th day. We salute the resistance of our people and all those resisting bravely for the building of self-rule in neighborhoods, towns and districts. We would like to state that we will enhance our resistance further as long as the AKP government’s policies of denial and annihilation against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people continue.”
‘AKP MUST IMMEDIATELY ABANDON THESE POLICIES’
Urging the AKP to immediately abandon the policies of denial and annihilation, Kaya on behalf of PKK and PAJK prisoners condemned the lynching culture pursued by the fascist AKP ruling against the people in Northern Kurdistan, Cizre in the first place.
Kaya saluted the democratic resistance of the Kurdish people in Cizre, Silopi, Fargin, Gımgım, Gever and all across Kurdistan and reiterated their determination to resist every single act directed against the Kurdish people and their leader.