DHKC Fighters Cigdem Yaksi And Berna Yilmaz Are Immortal!

People’s Front – International Relations Committee


DHKC Fighters Cigdem Yaksi And Berna Yilmaz Are Immortal!

The daughters of Sabo * will continue to demand a reckoning!

On March 3 two Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi(Revolutionary People`s Liberation Front) fighters Cigdem Yaksi and Berna Yilmaz carried out an action against the Bayrampasa Rapid Reaction Police office (Istanbul), in order to demand a reckoning from the murderers. After the action they withdrew to the basement of an apartment block and were martyred after fighting for an hour.

The AKP government is today mercilessly attacking every section of the people. Reading out press statements in public is forbidden, the corpses of the people are left lying in the streets for days, our houses and associations are pulled down. The AKP is trying to silence every section of the people that resist by drowning them in blood, in an attempt to stay in power.

In the face of these massacres, there is no alternative to resisting and fighting.

Our most heroic women greeted March 8 with their own martyrdom, each of them was a red carnation that, hurled at the murderers, struck them where it hurts.

They gained their power of resistance to fascism and imperialism from Sabo. They fought with the anger of the women textile workers who first gave meaning to March 8, like Gunay they did not surrender. By fighting, our women are in the front ranks of revolution – those who put their lives at stake for their rights.

The peoples of Turkey have said farewell to two heroic women who have gone to immortality. But today the weapons in the hands of Cigdem and Berna are a call to all revolutionary women and the oppressed peoples of the world. Women who take up arms and fight for this people! Our call to all the peoples of the world is not to let the banner in the hands of these two women fighters fall to the ground!

People’s Front – International Relations Committee

*Sabo – Sabahattin Karatas, a leader of Devrimci Sol (Revolutionary Left). She was martyred in Istanbul in April 1992.

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