Sergül Albayrak

Sergul Hatice Albayrak: “Turks, Laz, Cherkess, Kurds, Georgians, Sunnis and Alevis, I die for you, the peoples of all nationalities and beliefs.”

Our comrade Sergul Albayrak was born on May 30, 1978 in Bad Urach in the Federal Republic of Germany. She grew up there, went to school and began revolutionary life. Before she became a revolutionary her life was not very different from that ärin, its life did not differ much too much of that of our youth, whom we term as being more or less a “third generation” living abroad. In other words, a young person who was losing her identity and did not know what culture she belonged to, while bearing the imprint of the bourgeoisie’s distorted idea of “freedom”. During this “youth” phase, in which she was torn away from her family under the “a free life” and was smoking hashish, but by chance she came o know a family of Front sympathisers. This was a turning point in her life. She had strong willpower. As the true significance of “freedom” came to her she did not find it difficult to reject what imperialism was trying to force on her. She learned quickly. She quickly became a revolutionary. In the city, in which she was located, there were not many Front activities. She began to put her experience into practice. As a result of major effort and work there were dozens of supporters of the Front in her area. She took on various organisational tasks and responsibilities. Sergul rejected the “possibilities” and “freedoms” that European imperialism offered her, and became a revolutionary. Those, who only go on about joining the EU and distort revolutionary theory in order to justify the defence of EU policies still much to learn from Sergul. Both in the political and in the moral sense.

When she came to Turkey in August 1997 while acting as a courier, she was arrested in Tokat. She was raped during a torture session. After her arrest, she spent time in the prisons of Ulucanlar, Sakarya, Canakkale and Usak. For her the enemy was now no abstract and theoretical being, but rather a concrete reality through their torturing, homicidal and tyrannical character. In seven years of captivity, she was always at the centre of resistance. During the December 19 massacre [in 2000] she was at the prison of Canakkale. With her comrades at her side she came a hail of bombs and bullets. Her comrades were killed in front of her. From the beginning she volunteered in order to continue the struggle of her fallen comrades. She made efforts to join one of the Death Fast teams. This was itself a lengthy battle and her wish was realised on July 24, 2004 when she was in Usak E-Type Prison. She took part in the 11th Death Fast Team named after Sevgi Erdogan.

Sergul Albayrak was released on December 13, 2004 from Usak Prison. She was outside now. In our country, in which some climbed over the corpses of their comrades and committed treason to get out of prison, that some over the corpses of its comrade climbed and commit is reverently” neglected become treason in order to escaped the prison and abused all their values with statements like “life is holy”, they received an unmistakeable answer to their treason from Sergul. She decided to transform her 154 days of continuous Death Fast resistance into a sacrifice action. On December 26, she set herself on fire and became a voice of those who do not give in to isolation and capitulation, who die but cannot be defeated, who say, “this country belongs to us” and who never give up the flag of revolution and socialism.

Those that implement and defend the policy of prison isolation will pay a reckoning for our 118 martyrs! The fire that was ignited by Sergul will never go out!