Bilgehan Karpat – biography

He was born on July 4, 1989, in Tekirdag, western Turkey. He met with the Party-Front while studying for a Chemical Engineer at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Ankara. In October 2007, he entered the revolutionary circles of Ankara. Decides to dedicate himself to the revolutionary struggle after the martyrdom of Kevser Mizrak[1].

In 2008, he was imprisoned for five months. Later, from October 2009 to July 2012, he was a political prisoner at the Sincan isolation prison near Ankara. He spent 1 year and 6 months in prison in Greece. He is a student of DHKC fighters Şafak Yayla and Elif Sultan Kalsen. In his autobiography he tells the following about them:

“At the Istanbul Youth Organization, my commanders were Şafak and Elif. I learned a lot from Şafak about what commander should be like. But the most important thing I learned was that in order to become a leader you have to love people. In Elif, I saw that courage that does not stop at nothing to indulge in the practice of revolutionary struggle. ”

Bilgehan saw himself as part of the front line of the fight.

“I see myself on the front line in the fight. Recognizing the goals of my movement, the nature of the period we are going through, and analyzing the war we have waged, I feel the tremendous responsibilities that lie on my shoulders. And in order not to stay in countries in the fight to become a fighter to pave the way for those after him, I want to devote even more to the fight. ”

Here’s what Bilgehan said about his organization:

“Today, my movement is the only continuator of Marxism-Leninism globally. Its historical mission transcends our country’s borders. We represent the hope of all peoples of the world. We represent justice. We are the personification of justice. I am proud to be part of such a movement. My life made sense with my involvement in the movement. Because I learned what love is, what it is to love about movement. I experienced the greatest pain, the greatest joys, the greatest sadness in the movement. For the years that have passed me by, I can safely say that “I lived for real.” Life in the capitalist status quo is a life whose worldview is enclosed within its boundaries, and the skills of the person in that status quo become obscured over time. This is a life that goes through the pursuit of selfish longings and aspirations. It is my organization that saved me from leading such a life. ”


1- Kevser Mazrak is a revolutionary, a member of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKC) who martyred in a shootout with police on December 10, 2007, in Ankara.

This biography was featured in statement # 470 of 3/02/2017, on the Evolutionary People’s Liberation Front.