Salih was a 38-year old supporter of our movement, who was born in the village Kervansaray Köyü, in a suburb of Zile, Tokat province(town in the Black Sea Region). He was married and father of three children. Salih was a farmer. He had contacts to our organisation for many years. In support of the people’s liberation struggle he gave a lot of sacrifices and took on many risks.
He took over some tasks in the logistic scope. The contact was broken for a while, but was re-established later. When our comrade asked him what he could do, his answer was very short and clear: “I can’t decide it. I will be there, where the party needs somebody…” Salih has stored all materials of the party for years with great diligence.
In 1995 he was arrested in Tokat during a “Anatolian raid”, in a period he was active. He remained in the Ulucanlar prison in Ankara for a while. After his release there was a decision in his trial and he was sentenced with 12,5 years of prison.
He had to disappear for a time. Two years ago he was arrested again and put in the F type prison of Tekirdag. He also showed his ties with the party and the people under isolation conditions. He became one of our martyrs, who were killed by the isolation politics of the oligarchy. He’s a part of the people. Neither murder nor isolation cells could intimidate him. There will be appear new people like Salih, who are going to acquire the struggle of the people and demand reckoning.