People’s Defense Centre (HSM) Headquarters Commander Murat Karayılan said they would maintain the position of inaction as the will of the people who were massacred in Ankara while demanding peace.
People’s Defense Centre (HSM) Headquarters Commander Murat Karayılan addressed to the guerrilla forces of in Kurdistan and Medya Defense Zones on occasion of the inaction declared by the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council on October 10.
Karayılan said they would maintain the position of inaction as the will of the people who were massacred in Ankara while demanding peace.
The Kurdish commander underlined that People’s Defense Forces (HPG) must avoid conducting any actions unless they themselves or the Kurdish people are targeted by attacks during the course of the inaction process. Karayılan also called upon guerrillas to end the road controls and retreat to their positions in guerrilla areas.
HSM Commander stressed that Ankara massacre was perpetrated as part of the total warfare concept implemented in Kurdistan, and on the very same day when the Kurdish movement made a historic declaration of inaction. He said the reason for this was that AKP wanted to remain in power by holding the elections in a conflict environment.
“This attack targeted us, peace and fraternity. It targeted all those siding with democracy, peace and fraternity” he said, and pledged that the perpetrators will definitely be brought to account.
Emphasizing that Ankara massacre was a continuation of the bomb attacks conducted in Adana and Mersin before the elections, in Amed on June 5 and in Suruç on July 20, all of which were perpetrated by some deep state forces and AKP’s Gladio gangs against the Kurdish people and movement in an alliance with ISIS. He underlined that it was not possible for two suicide bombers to carry out such an attack in the Turkish capital, the most protected city of the country, unless police and MİT (Turkish intelligence organization) closed their eyes to it.
According to Karayılan, these massacres have been committed on the basis of a concept to guarantee the AKP’s ruling by suppressing and intimidating the Kurdish people and leftist-socialist-democratic movement of Turkey, and thus getting the votes of all the chauvinist and racist circles in the country.
Pointing to AKP officials’ remarks vowing to keep the conflict going on the eve of the declaration of inaction by the Kurdish movement, Karayılan said this truth revealed that this inaction decision would clearly spoil AKP’s plans ahead of the elections.
HSM Commander said the primary goal of the Ankara massacre was to ruin the process of inaction in the same way the government started a total war on July 24 in the wake of the massacre in Suruç.
“We have to answer the perpetrators by maintaining the position of action as what exactly is required by the will of the valuable people massacred in Ankara. This is an attitude necessary to keep their memory alive and to ensure a more comprehensive response to this massacre on the basis of our commitment to freedom, democracy and fraternity of peoples.”
Karayılan said it is evident that the AKP will not comply with this process of inaction because it desires to make its ruling permanent by making a fait accompli at November 1 elections in the manner of a kind of coup based on chaos and conflict. “Everyone should therefore know that this process of inaction will be an unilateral attitude that will avoid military activities and actions unless Turkish forces attack our guerrilla forces and people. Still, we will use our legitimate right to self-defense and retaliation in the event of facing an attack.”
Karayılan said guerrillas should remain in their positions and act in line with the spirit of the inaction position without making any attempts to gain further positions. He noted that guerrillas will, however, use their right to retaliate in the event of an attack targeting their bases and positions in mountainous terrains where their control will remain. He noted that guerrillas should also end their control over roads in various parts of the Kurdistan territory and retreat to their bases.
Pointing to the situation in some Kurdish areas where people have recently declared self-rule, Karayılan said these areas were mainly controlled by the people and youths that have established their system in these areas, adding that this situation has become a reality of Kurdistan by now.
He underlined that police forces should also stop conducting raids and operations in these areas to avoid clashes and conflicts, as the people and youths will otherwise use their right to defend themselves and their areas in the event of being subject to any kind of attack by police. In short-he said-both sides should abide by the position of inaction and make no attempts against the other side.
Karayılan stated that guerrilla forces didn’t suffer a very high number of losses during the most recent process of conflict but every single loss was of great value and importance as they all fell a martyr in actions and attacks conducted with a strong spirit of self-sacrifice.
“We owe these developments to the efforts of our Leader, the self-sacrifice of our people and the bravery of our martyrs. In this regard, we remain committed to our promise to follow in their footsteps as their brave and epic resistance serves as an instruction to us. The resistance of our people in cities and the resistance of guerrilla forces on all grounds for the past two and a half months have one single conclusion which has revealed the way leading to success. Especially the message given to us by Ankara martyrs is to lead a march for the fraternity of peoples by making no concessions to fascism. Only such a march can realize peace and fraternity, which was their ideal.”