Sibel Yalçın – a short biography

In the resistance at 16, a heroine at 18

On the morning of June 9, 1995, the Armed Propaganda Unit named Ibrahim Yalçın, of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front ( in Turkish, Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Cephesi, İbrahim Yalçın Silahlı Propaganda Birliği), after carrying out an armed attack against the provincial council of Doğru Yol Partisi-DYP(True Path Party) in Istanbul, which was part of the then ruling coalition, the commander of the unit, the female revolutionary Sibel Yalçın, sacrificed herself by holding under fire, and engaging in street shootouts the fascist enemy forces – police SWAT teams, and rapid response forces, so that her comrades from the Armed Propaganda Unit under her command to withdraw safely from the scene of the armed attack.

Sibel Yalçın was born in 1977 in the town of Divriği, Sivas Province, eastern central Turkey. She is Turkish by nationality. She met the revolutionary movement in April 1992. In 1992 she was detained after a protest action. She resisted the fascist executioners and defeated them. At a time when the Party-Front was striving to rise in the struggle, she was tasked with being the commander of an Armed Propaganda Unit.


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