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Statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action about the Paris Massacre (Turkey)

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

On 13th of November, more than 150 people have lost their lives and tens injured in 7 different neighborhoods of Paris as a result of coordinated ISIS attacks with bombs and guns. The murderer ISIS continues its murders outside of the Middle East and Anatolia regions. The massacre which took place in Paris shows clearly that ISIS terror knows no bounds. —- We feel the massacre in Paris deeply and share your sorrow. We have lived and still living through ISIS attacks supported by the state. From Şengal to Kobane, from Pirsus (Suruç) to Ankara, we have lost many comrades and friends. We are aware of the fact that the massacres aim to create fear, distrust and loneliness on us. Our pain is great and increases every day. In these periods, We have to grow the solidarity against the murderers that want to bury us into fear, loneliness and isolation.

We see the simultaneous moves of the French state and other states aiming to direct the process. We know that these same strategies are realized in our region under the name of “Fight against Terror”. In this environment of distrust, people have a psychology of panic which is directed by the ideological devices of the state; the state oppression of revolutionaries and state politics restricting the freedom of the oppressed will be politically legitimized; and the racist discourse and politics will increase. The states use these extraordinary periods for their political, economic and social interests.

We understand the situation that the peoples living in France are and will be in. We know the difficulty of carrying on one side the sorrow of the lost ones and on the side, struggling against the fascist mobilisations in the society created by the state. We stress that, even with this hardship, the struggle should be against the fear, the state and fascism.

The sorrow you live is our sorrow, The rage you feel is our rage, your fight is our fight!

Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF (Revolutionary Anarchist Action)


From a-infos via insurrectionnews.

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Kobane: 134 Days of Heroic Resistance Against ‪ISIS Terrorists (Rojava, Kurdistan)

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

1st November 2015 Global Day For ‪Kobane.
134 Days of Heroic Resistance Agaist ‪ISIS Terrorists.
WE STAND WITH KOBANE – INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH ‪YPJ‬, YPG‬, ROJAVA‬.

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Istanbul: Anarchist space "infiAl" raided by anti-terror police after report by Islamic-fascist newspaper (Turkey)

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There´s an anarchist place (infoshop,library,event space etc..) in Istanbul called “infiAl”. Islamist fascist Vahdet newspaper mobilized the police by publishing a report with the title “Anarchist are preparing themselves for civil war” and police raided infiAl. When they came the first time (with guns, armored police cars etc) people in the place managed to keep them away but in the following days they came more prepared with a search warrant. They also arrested the lawyer who had the right to be there. 3 comrades (including the lawyer) were taken to the anti-terror department of the police station. They are charging the anarchists to be a member of an armed terrorist group’ with the charge of insults and threats against President Erdogan and other parliamentarians as well.

The law says that the statements can be taken from the lawyer only by the Prosecutor. The other 2 comrades used the right to remain silent, that’s why also their statement must be taken by the prosecutor, which should be tomorrow. But they got released around 3am in the morning without the statements. On future dates they will be called to give their statements.

This is the information so far. For more information you can read the article:

Fascist newspaper wrote, police raided and arrested anarchists

We are familiar with Turkish state repression on every opposition. Once again they proved that they can do whatever they want, creating evidence, charges, arresting lawyers etc..

We will also continue updating about the forthcoming situations.

ABC Istanbul

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Statement from Revolutionary Anarchist Action on today’s bombing in Ankara (Turkey)

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

via RabbleLDN:

Today, bombs placed at a rally in the Turkish town of Ankara killed at least 86 people. This comes in the context of the bomb attacks in Amed in June, against an election rally; the attack on Kobanê from Turkey’s borders in June and the attack in July in Suruç against a delegation bringing aid to Kobanê. Many comrades in Turkey and Kurdistan blame these attacks on the Turkish state.

This statement has been released by Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF):

CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN, CAN’T BE FORGIVEN

“Today, on the 10th of October, the “Labor, Democracy and Peace Meeting” that was organized by various unions, associations and organizations has been attacked. Like in Amed on June and in Suruc in July, the bombs exploding in Ankara today has killed tens of people.

Thousands of people came together from many different cities of the geography against the politics of war, against war profiteering of different power groups.

Today, the bombs that exploded, murdered the people who wanted peace, life and freedom against war.

This explosion, in which more than 30 people have lost their lives until now, is a reflection of the blood thirsty greed of the powers. The ones who murdered in Amed, in Pirsus, in Cizir, are now trying to intimidate the peoples, frustrate with war politics and discourage from the struggle for freedom, by murdering tens of people in Ankara.

The powers should know that by any means, be it arrests or murder with bombs, we will not be afraid of the powers or submit to their war politics.

For a new world, a life of freedom, the murderers in Amed, in Pirsus, Cizir and Ankara, murdered ones CAN’T BE FORGOTTEN, the murderers CAN’T BE FORGIVEN.”

Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF)

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'Critique of the Socialists defending Islam' by Serkan Engin (Turkey)

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

”The criticism of religion is the prerequisite of all critique.” Karl Marx

To take sides with Islamists in the name of democracy, to support the existence of Islamic sharia is to maintain its objectives to organize, strengthen and take power which, in case it succeeds, due to its intrinsic structure, due to the theology of Islam, will take all of your freedom from you, hang, imprison and exile. Just like what happened after the ”Islamic Revolution”.

Islam in itself is the enemy of democracy and freedom. You can see the concrete examples in countless incidents happening everyday in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somali and Nigeria. Never be deceived by the ignorant persons who tell you that ”It’s not what Islam really is”, because Islam is precisely that. The Islamic law sees stoning to death, homophobia, cutting off hands as punishment, pedophilia, women who have been taken prisoners as war booty being sex slaves, woman being a second rate person who solely exists to serve her husband as a commodity, necrophilia being legitimized based on Muhammad’s ”lying next to one of his wives” which implies that he raped the corpse, defending the right to have sexual intercourse within 6 hours from the moment of death based on the acts of Muhammad considered as ”tradition”, to kill the ones who it labels as ”heretic”, rape their women, extort their property and land as it’s right and duty; so anyway you cut it, Islam is a crime against humanity. And crime has nothing to do with freedom. (more…)

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HPG: 43 soldiers and 6 police killed in actions by guerrillas (Kurdistan, Turkey)

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Guerrillas affiliated to HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) continue their actions in response to the ongoing attacks and operations by Turkish military forces.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM
BEHDINAN – ANF

Guerrillas affiliated to HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) continue their actions in response to the ongoing attacks and operations by Turkish military forces.

HPG Press Office reported that a total of 43 soldiers and 6 police were killed in actions by guerrillas.

According to the statement, guerrillas hold the road between Hakkari’s Yüksekova district and Geliyê Doskî area and the one between Mergê Zerê- Şıtaza and Oremar guard post since August 10.

Turkish army airdropped soldiers in Çelareşkê area at 10:00 on September 2 and started an operation in the area.

Responding to the military activity of Turkish troops, guerrillas hit from five sides the soldiers that attempted to enter Geliyê Doskî from Çelareşkê in three groups.

The action by guerrillas killed 10 soldiers in the first group, 5 in the second group and three in the third group. (more…)

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Attack against Turkish general consulate in Zurich (Switzerland)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

In the night of the 25.8. to the 26.8.2015, we attacked a car on the terrain of the Turkish general consulate at the Weinbergstrasse 65 in Zurich with an explosive device after the Turkish state launched a massive attack against progressive forces in the region with cover from the USA, NATO and the Barzani clan in Iraq in the past weeks. We are in solidarity with the struggle for a free Rojava and the struggle of the revolutionary movement in Turkey!

After a long period of a strategy of tension and the massacre in Suruc on July 20th (where more than 30 comrades from different political tendencies died and dozens were injured), the Turkish state has launched an open attack against the progressive movement. On the one hand, this represents continuity in the collaboration of the AKP with the “Islamic State” and in the struggle of the AKP against progressive forces. Since the city of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border was massively attacked by the “IS” in the fall of last year and the military contention around Kobane and the liberation of the city became international focal points for the revolutionary process, it has been shown time and time again how the Turkish state aids the gangs of “IS” while those fighting with the YPG/J are hindered. This was shown exemplary in the treatment of the wounded from Syria. While those supporting “IS” could be transported to Turkey withouth hindrance and didn’t have much to fear, fighters of the YPG/J had to be smuggled across the border and had to fear being arrested while in the hospital bed. Recently, six YPG/J fighters were even extradited to the Al-Nusra-Front by Turkey! Other examples are the refusal of a humanitarian corridor to Kobane for medicine or food, the documented shipments of weapons by the Turkish secret service MIT to the “IS” or the obvious acceptance of recruitment centres of the “IS” in Turkey. In this sense, the attack in Suruc on July 20th (while Kobane was attacked in parallel with car bombs) which was only possible with the support of the MIT and other security institutions of the Turkish state in this city was only the consistent continuation of AKP-politics against the movement.

On the other hand, this attack was of course also an escalation, a qualitative change in the attack against the revolutionary movement in the region. It wasn’t the first attack by “IS” against progressive forces in Turkey within the context of a strategy of tension (for example the bombs against events of the legal HDP or the sneaky attack against Kobane on June 25th from Turkish soil), but in it’s quality and goals targeting the solidarity explicitly, this attack was different to previous ones. This is also shown in the subsequent actions of the AKP government after this attack. The massacre of Suruc was the kick-off to a broad attack of the Turkish state against all revolutionary forces (prior to this attack, the state attacked the movement via “IS”, now it attacks openly).

This broad attack is presumably driven by (at least) two motivations. On the one hand, Erdogans speculates that in a climate of war and fear the AKP will gain the votes necessary to introduce a presidential system of their liking. On the other hand, it is certainly also the case that a chance was seen to try to halt the revolutionary process in the region. Beside the geo-strategisch importance of the region as it is, where it is in the interest of imperialist forces to have forces in power that favor them (like the Barzani clan in northern Iraq), the struggle for Kobane and then Rojava has reached a political dimension which must be a pain for those in power. Because the struggle there shows that a perspective is possible which stands outside of capitalist or imperial logic. It is important to not neglect this dimension when trying to evaluate the current situation.

In this sense, it is only consistent when the USA and the NATO approves of the airstrikes by Turkey against Qandil or the attacks by the police and military against cities and neighborhoods with a strong presence of revolutionary forces. Not only because they were allowed the use of the airfield Incirlik in Turkey, but also because it would fit their agenda if Rojava were governed by forces like the Barzani clan, who have proven in their history to be loyal to imperialist forces.

Despite or maybe even because of the growing complexity of the conflict in the region, the fundamentals shall not be forgotten. The movement in Rojava is an emancipatory moment with an incredible power, it is not the time to stand aside but to support this path in solidarity. The same is valid for the revolutionary forces in Turkey whose strengthening has been helped by the experiences in the struggle around Gezi-Park and now by the inspiration from Rojava. Confronted with the attacks against them by the Turkish state which also consist of executing militants, we must of course support them.

International solidarity is practical and not dependent on seasonal fluctuation but driven by the necessity of actions because of political reference points and principals. We don’t stand here today and there tomorrow, but at the side of the revolutionary forces fighting for a society with socialist elements. There exist different forms of international solidarity, one was the support of the defense of Kobane through massive pressure from the streets of Europe, others are the support of the military struggle (as in the context of the International Freedom Brigade) or in the reconstruction of the destroyed cities (as was the campaign targeted on July 20th in Suruc, carried by the federation of socialist youth groups and bringing together different forces). Finally it can be a contribution to push forward the revolutionary process here and connect it to the revolutionary process there to advance together.

Solidarity and power to all fighters for a free Rojava!
Solidarity and power to all fighting for a revolutionary perspective!

For a revolutionary perspective

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Police station attacked by United Anarchist Attack in Taksim – 20 July 2015 (Turkey)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

ATTACK TO THE POLICE STATION IN SURUÇ (PİRSUS) MASSACRE PROTESTS BY UNITED ANARCHIST ATTACK (20 JULY 2015)

On 20 July 2015, the day the Suruç (Pirsus) massacre happened, thousands of protestors who were outraged against the massacre took to the Taksim streets and were attacked intensely by police. After the police attack, there were some clashes with police.

United Anarchist Attack militants who lost their anarchist comrades in Suruç massacre, attacked the police station in Cihangir during these clashes. They smashed the windows of police station and police cars in front of building with stones and sticks. After this publishing, United Anarchist Attack declared that they will not forget comrades Medali, Vatan, Alper, Evrim and Serhat and they’ll always remind them to everyone.

More photos on sosyal savas.

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Élargissons la solidarité révolutionnaire depuis la Turquie, du Kurdistan jusqu'à Palestine

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Notre appel en hommage au camarade Cemil.
Élargissons la solidarité révolutionnaire depuis la Turquie, du Kurdistan jusqu’à Palestine !
Les captifs patriotes, révolutionnaires ne sont pas seuls !

L’État fasciste turc et l’État raciste sioniste d’Israël se rivalisent à torturer et à sauvagement attaquer les captifs progressistes, patriotes et révolutionnaires.

Mohammed Alan, captif palestinien en grève de la faim depuis plus de deux mois, est dans un état critique, branché par les fascistes sionistes qui tentent de le nourrir contre son gré. Face à de lourdes conditions d’isolation, des attaques visant les familles des captifs, des fouilles corporelles dégradantes, de lourdes tortures appliquées mêmes en cas de transferts vers les hôpitaux, de centaines de captifs palestiniens, membres de différentes organisations parmi lesquelles AL FATAH et le FPLP, poursuivent la grève de la faim. (more…)

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Turkish State attacks Kurdish liberation movement in acts of political genocide (Turkey, Kurdistan)

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM
NEWS DESK – ANF

Political genocide operations conducted by security forces across Turkey and North Kurdistan in order to eliminate the Kurdish struggle are continuing increasingly as part of the war policies recently put into practice by the AKP government.

Dozens of people are being detained and arrested in many cities and towns across North Kurdistan and Turkey on a daily basis.

ADANA

A large number of people in Seyhan district of Adana took to the streets last night in protest at the brutal state violence and killings in Kurdistan cities. Police attacked the youths who started a march in Gülbahçe neighbourhood in protest at the massacres in Kurdistan. (more…)

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Report about sabotage and killings of Turkish soldiers in actions by HPG guerrillas (Kurdistan)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

HPG guerrillas carried out effective actions on the anniversary of the August 15 Initiative. 35 soldiers died in an action conducted by guerrillas against Bilika guard post in Tatvan district of Bitlis.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM
BEHDINAN – ANF

HPG guerrillas carried out effective actions on the anniversary of the August 15 Initiative. 35 soldiers died in an action conducted by guerrillas against Bilika guard post in Tatvan district of Bitlis.

Guerrillas carried out effective actions in commemoration of their recently martyred comrades and in response to the Turkish state’s ongoing aerial activities, operations and attacks that aim to escalate the war.

In its written statement, HPG Media Center noted that guerrillas blocked the road in the Şapata region of Hakkari’s Şemdinli district between 17:00 and 18:00 on August 15, and informed the passing by civilians on the anniversary of the August 15 Initiative. Turkish army tried to enter the region with armored vehicles, but was met with guerrilla response from four different directions. HPG said one police of special operations forces died during the clashes that continued until 19:00, and refuted the news regarding four guerrillas lost in these clashes. (more…)

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HPG guerrillas carried out direct actions killing 26 Turkish soldiers and police officers (Kurdistan)

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 Turkish soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

Guerrilla actions in various locations
HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM
BEHDINAN – ANF

HPG guerrillas carried out actions across Kurdistan, where 26 soldiers and police officers died, and 8 security forces got injured. Guerrillas also blocked roads and sabotaged soldiers in various locations.

HPG Media Center stated that guerrilla retaliations against Turkish state attacks continue. Accordingly;

Guerrillas carried out an action against Doru military post located on the border of Xakurke in Medya Defense Zones from two different locations at 06:00 on August 13. The number of dead and injured soldiers has not yet been determined. Turkish artillery bombarded, and Skorsky and Kobra helicopters as well as drones and warplanes flew over the region surrounding Radyolog and Durê guard posts after the guerrilla action. Civilian Şadi Töre was wounded in the randomly fired shots by soldiers near Golankê village. (more…)

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPG General Commander Hemo: Turkey Wants to Establish a Buffer Zone to Prevent Our Advance (Kurdistan, Turkey, Syria)

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Essential interview from the YPG commander
http://civiroglu.net/2015/08/04/sipan_hemo-2/

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Solidarity greetings from MLKP Rojava to the rallies of 25-26 of July (Kurdistan)

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Our friends are to come together to protest against the Suruç Massacre, we are for embracing comrades and friends with love. To say like Che, “Solidarity is delicacy of peoples” is our command still. We are all together against the massacre policy at this time like all of the time.

AKP government was supporting first Al Nusra, but now AKP support ISIS and they attacked revolutionary young people together. The SGDF (Socialist Youth Association) members was on the way to build the city Kobane again. The fascist government of Turkey AKP and ISIS to turns towoards the young people.

Member of the Socialist Youth Association came to rebuild Kobane, young people have the freedom of the Kurdish people saw as their freedom. They target was chosen because they had been building a bridge of brotherhood

ISIS and co-operation with the AKP carried out this attack , nor the meeting with the world Rojava Revolution with the struggle of the Kurdish people will not prevent the meeting of the socialists.

AKP government’s expectations was defeated by the Kobane resistance.

When Til Abyad got liberated, lies came from AKP and Tayyip Erdoğan, “They are killing ethnic groups.” After then with saying “If Kurdish zones and cantons join together, we will enter Syria too.”, started to threaten Kurdish people. AKP, can not tolerate the equal and democratic Rojava, increasing their cooperation with ISIS, then started to make massacres. However, massacres or fascist terrorism are not able to block Kurdish people’s freedom bid.

AKP-ISIS connection will be ended by Kurdish people’s united challenge. We are inviting all workers to save socialist young people who are humanity’s honor and also waiting an answer against AKP-ISIS cooperation.

We will evolve the pain into anger, and the anger will be evolved into rebellion at streets!

Honor, the challenge of freedom and the martrys are immortal!

MLKP-Rojava

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Vatan Budak – 5th anarchist killed by the Suruç bombing (Turkey)

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Vatan Budak who was wounded in Suruç bombing passed away.

We lost our comrade, Vatan Budak who was wounded in Suruç (Pirsus) bombing and in intensive care for 16 days. Vatan was the member of United Anarchist Attack.

He is the 5th anarchist comrade killed in Suruç blast.

His funeral took place today in Gaziosmanpaşa, İstanbul.

This neighbourhood is predominantly fascist and his family is one of the few Kurdish families living there. Because of great threat of violence and danger to his family flags and banners were somehow restricted. They were fully displayed only in the cemetery, where speeches were made bidding him last farewell. He was buried under black and red flag.

Different anarchist groups and individuals were present.

Instead of a minute of silence – a whole life in struggle!

One person was reported arrested on their way to the funeral, but we haven’t got more info.

Source

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