DEVRIMCI HALK KURTULUS CEPHESI
Date: October 6, 2000 Statement No 126
WE WILL CONTINUE TO DEMAND A RECKONING FOR THE ULUCANLAR MASSACRE
1 – We have commemorated our Ulucanlar martyrs with another martyrdom!
On September 26, 1999, ten revolutionary prisoners were murdered in Ankara Ulucanlar Prison. An interval of one year has passed. Not one torturer, not one murderer has been imprisoned. Nobody in authority, nobody responsible has been brought to trial. But the murderers wanted, by opening criminal proceedings, to punish the wounded prisoners who survived the massacre, inflicting on them prison sentences totalling thousands of years. In the city squares, those people who seek justice are beaten with clubs. Those who sought to commemorate the people we lost at Ulucanlar were detained. They massacre and they tell us there is no justice. They cannot condemn the people to injustice. In the prisons of this country, those involved in Susurluk and mafia chiefs have an easy time of it. If your name is Cakici or Murat Demirel, your every whim is catered to. But the revolutionaries are slaughtered, tortured, thrown in cells. We are the ones who are slaughtered or tortured. We are told fairy tales about democratisation and advised to “forget about it”. They want us to forget the freshly-turned graves and the unhealed marks of torture on our bodies.
We will not forget! We will demand a reckoning! A place will be found for justice!
In an action we planned as a reckoning for the Ulucanlar massacre, at about 21:50 on October 5, as a result of a bomb exploding before it could be taken to its target, one of our fighters, Armed Propaganda Unit member Husamettin CINER, was martyred. We are continuing to pay a price for justice. We will also continue to make others pay a price!
2 – Ulucanlar is no longer devoid of justice! To demand a reckoning for Ulucanlar:
At 19:00 on October 5, in Istanbul’s Halicioglu District, WE USED A BOMB TO CAUSE MAJOR DESTRUCTION IN THE BEYOGLU JUSTICE BUILDING. THOSE WHO CARRIED OUT THE ULUCANLAR MASSACRE AND THOSE WHO GAVE THE ORDER MUST BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL!
The fact that the bomb attack did not result in loss of life was not “due to luck” but was planned by us. The TV news about our action said that “due to luck, no lives were lost”. The lack of fatalities was not “due to luck” but was planned by our Front. In our action, a time bomb was used, and so as to avoid harm to the people and loss of life, the explosion was designed to take place outside working hours. However, against different targets the timing may also be different. For this reason, once again we remind our people in particular to keep well away from counter-revolutionary persons and institutions.