Support Hunger strikers: Yonca Akici, is the 6th to Die.. Stop Erdogan!

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Yonca Akici was in Şakran’s women’s prison for four years for her ideology and political militancy, feminist and anti-fascist. On March 29, she tried to put an end to his life to protest against the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. She died on April  1st.

Ocalan in the past has declared long ceasefires with the Turkish State rejecting terrorism and separatism  in favour of ‘municipal anarchist’ communal ideas and feminist emancipation which have swept through the over 15 million Kurdish population.

Yonca’s body was buried in her hometown, Burunbulak village in Tutak district of Ağrı. Meanwhile, the cemetery was surrounded by security forces, only the closest relatives were allowed to attend the funeral.

Akici had been on hunger strike since March 1, and finally, yesterday, she died at the Çiğli State Hospital, where she lay severely injured.

see also: 300 on Hunger Strike – How Ocalan Transformed the PKK into Anti-Terrorists

After the autopsy, her body was sent to the Kurdish city Ağrı to be  buried.

The bodies of three other hunger strikers who have committed suicide,  Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet and Zehra Sağlam were retained by the Turkish regime and buried in silence without the participation of relatives and people, while only a few members of the family were able to attend. News is suppressed in the Government controlled media with dozens of outlets closed, journalists jailed and hundreds of thousands purged..

Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death

Erdogan arrests 735 more Kurds as Peace Hunger Strikers near Death

number 7 … Siraç Yüksek,

Yet another dead political prisoner.  Siraç Yüksek who joined the  hunger strike on March 1 in protest at the “isolation” of imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan committed suicide in a prison in the southern Turkish province of Osmaniye, being the 7th victim of such political suicides in a month, the Mezopotamya news agency reported.

Siraç Yüksek, was among the hundreds of hunger strikers in prisons across Turkey to protest Öcalan’s prison conditionsYüksek’s body was sent to the Adana Council of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.

He was arrested in May 2016 during a curfew imposed on Nusaybin at the time, according to Mesopotamia.Prisoner. Siraç died  in the T-type prison in Osmaniye.

The funeral of Siraç took place in the district of Nusaybin in Mardin. Again, only the closest family members were let by the security forces to enter the cemetery. There were brief discussions between those who were not allowed to attend the funeral and the police.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Güven in November went on a hunger strike when she was jailed on charges of ”disseminating terrorist propaganda”, that is protesting the illegal and genocidal invasion of Afrin on social media. .

Three other HDP deputies are also currently on a hunger strike seeking an improvement in Öcalan’s prison conditions.

The deputies are protesting Öcalan’s inability to speak with his lawyers, referring to it as his “isolation.”

HDP deputies criticize the silence of society in the face of hunger strikes that have been increasing among Kurdish politicians across the country.

Statement by the PKK

The PKK Executive Committee made a statement about the sacrifice actions in prisons saying: “The Great Resistance by Hunger Strike, which has been taken up by our people has  spread throughout the world. Resistance has been carried out with the slogan “Let’s break the isolation, lets destroy fascism”. With the local elections on March 31, it seems that the AKP-MHP collapse becomes clearer. Our resistance aims to overthrow the fascist mentality and genocide policy and end the system of torture and isolation …. and gain freedom. Therefore, it is important and necessary to correctly understand the line of action and not carry out individual actions. There are some actions that should not be repeated. These are the actions of the comrades Zülküf, Uğur and Ayten. We believe that all the prison comrades will act with this awareness, not individually, but in an organized manner. “

Since the launch of actions against the hunger strike that demand the end of isolation against Abdullah Öcalan, six people have now lost their lives, five of them in prison (one man and three prisoners) and one exiled to Germany.

Leyla Guven, the parliamentarian jailed for supporting Afrin who began the hunger strikes now comprising 0ver 400 people, has also called on the hunger strikers not to commit suicide. She has now gone almost 150 days without  food.

The other people who ended their lives are:

– Uğur Şakar (February 21, Germany),

– Zülküf Gezen (March 17, prison type F Tekirdağ no. 2),Image result for Zülküf Gezen,

– Ayten Beçet (March 22, closed prison of women Gebze Type-M),

– Zehra Sağlam (March 24, Oltu Type-T Prison).

– Medina Çınar (March 25, Prison of Mardin type E)

– Yonca Akici (April 1, Şakran Prison)


original en català

Mor la presa en vaga de fam Yonca Akici, és la sisena

Yonca Akici era a la presó de dones de Şakran des de feia quatre anys per la seva ideologia i militància política. El 29 de març va intentar posar fi a la seva vida per protestar contra l’aïllament contra el líder popular kurd, Abdullah Öcalan.

Akici havia estat en vaga de fam des de l’1 de març i, finalment, ahir va perdre la vida a l’Hospital Estatal de Çiğli, on havia estat presa greument ferida. Després de l’autòpsia, el cos serà enviat a la ciutat kurda Ağrı per enterrar-lo.

Els cossos de Zülküf Gezen, Ayten Beçet i Zehra Sağlam van ser retinguts pel règim turc i enterrats en silenci sense la participació de familiars i persones, mentre que només alguns membres de la família van poder assistir.

Declaració del PKK

El Comitè Executiu del PKK va fer una declaració sobre les accions de sacrifici a les presons dient: “La Gran Resistència a la Vaga de la Fam, que ha estat desenvolupada per la nostra gent a tot el món, ha assolit un nivell important per difondre’s a tot el món. La resistència s’ha dut a terme amb el lema “Anem a trencar l’aïllament, destruïm el feixisme. Amb les eleccions locals del 31 de març, sembla que el col·lapse AKP-MHP esdevindrà més clar. Sens dubte, aquesta resistència té com a objectiu derrocar la mentalitat i la política genocida feixista, acabant amb el sistema de tortura i aïllament d’Imali és una resistència heroica i una resistència a la llibertat.

Per tant, és important i necessari entendre correctament la línia d’actuació i no dur a terme accions individuals. Hi ha algunes accions que no s’han de repetir. Aquestes són les accions dels camarades Zülküf, Uğur i Ayten. Creiem que tots els camarades de les presons actuaran amb aquesta consciència, no pas individualment, sinó de manera organitzada. ”

Des de la posada en marxa d’actuacions contra la vaga de fam que demanen la fi de l’aïllament contra Abdullah Öcalan, sis persones han perdut la vida, cinc d’ells a presó (un home i tres presoneres) i un exiliat a Alemanya. Es tracta, doncs, de la sisena mort en la protesta de l’aïllament. Les altres persones que van acabar les seves vides són:

Uğur Şakar (21 de febrer, Alemanya),

Zülküf Gezen (17 de març, presó de tipus F Tekirdağ n º 2),

Ayten Beçet (22 de març, presó tancat de les dones Gebze Type-M),

Zehra Sağlam (24 de març, presó Oltu Type-T).

Medya Çınar (25 de març, presó de Mardin tipus E)

– Yonca Akici (1 d’abril, presó de Şakran)


Erdogan betrays his Mercenaries, letting Al Qaeda/HTS take over Idlib + SAVE LEYLA GUVEN

With the spectacular betrayal and defeat of the two main militias in the Turkish paid NFL coalition the Al Qaeda (HTS) administration has taken control of the province of Idlib,  which right now is an Al Qaeda sharia regime state, sponsored by Turkey.

see below  SAVE LEYLA GÜVEN and 169 more Hunger Strikers ..

While the western media were entertained with the Erdogan/Trump daily pantomime no one seemed to notice that the Tutkish paid mercenaries sent to the Manbij border to ”bury, plunder, rape and occupy”the Rojava Revolution were mainly recently recruited NFL jihadis from Idlib, and not Erdogan’s FSA terrorists still busy destroying Afrin.

When their bases were treacherously attacked from behind by Al Qaeda/HTS the large Al Zenki  faction fled Manbij. But they arrived too late and their resistance was wiped out by HTS.

The good news is that in future Erdogan’s other mercenaries, the FSA, will be wary about him sending them to invade and plunder Rojava…

Their weapons were seized and no other faction or their Turkish sponsors helping or supporting them. According to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV, more than 200 militants and 20 civilians were killed  during the battle between HTS and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. Nour al-Din al-Zenki suffered total defeat at the hands of HTS and lost all of its areas in western Aleppo.

Next in line were the biggest faction of the Turkish NFL jihadis,  Ahrar al-Sham  , who were defeated by Al Qaeda in just 3 days.

On January 9, Ahrar al-Sham groups in northwestern Hama surrendered and dissolved themselves under pressure from al-Qaeda/Hayat Tahrir al-Sham , according to local sources.  Ahrar al-Sham was the core of the new Turkish funded coalition of militant groups known as the National Front for Liberation (NFL).

However again neither other NFL factions nor Turkey intervened to support Ahrar al-Sham during the battle in northwestern Hama.

HTS launched an attack on the remaining positions of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement in the northwestern Hama countryside. The Turkish-backed faction surrendered within hours and agreed to withdraw. According to pro-opposition media the defeated Ahrar al-Sham members will get an opportunity to withdraw to the region of Afrin after they hand over their heavy weapons to HTS


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   Leader of Syrian branch of al-Qa’ida (rebranded HTS), known as abu-Muhammad al-Jolani, supports Turkey in attacking Syrian Kurds. The Islamofascist axis AKP//HTS/ISIS has been planning to subjugate or exterminate Kurds and others who stand in their way.


Then  Erdogan forced the demoralised NFL facrions to sign the agreement giving administrative control to Al Qaeda/HTS, as many fled into the already terrorist infested Turkish occupied Afrin

So to cut a long story short Al Qaeda has triumphed and is expanding out of Idlib into Hama,  Aleppo and Lattakia, leaving Assad and the Russians a bit confused.

Opposition websites agree that Turkey has cynically and murderously betrayed and destroyed its own paid allies, Al Zenki and  Ahrar al-Sham, opening the door to a general attack by Syria/SAA and Russia on Al Qaeda/HTS (because all sides have labelled HTS as terrorists while the Turkish backed groups had some defense).

Was Erdogan wrong footed by Trump’s sudden withdrawal declarations into sending his mercenaries into a trap? ??

Maybe yes this was what happened,  it was important perhaps for Turkey to make the preparations to attack Rojava real and concrete . One report suggested they hoped to get the vital  ‘airspace bombing permission’ for a new invasion from the US and Russians by appearing that the invasion was going ahead anyway.

But things are never as they seem ..  Some very suspicious circumstances..
  • Turkey has a thriving business with Idlib in the laughably named ‘demilitarized Zone’ (DMZ) via the Hatay/Turkey border. Al Qaeda/HTS is now a far-right religious administration with its own social services.
  • Turkey has expanded its ten bases in the Idlib ‘DMZ’ but made no effort to enforce the terms of the agreement.
  • Erdogan is supplying arms to his mercenaries (now seized by Al Qaeda HTS) but also all kinds of supplies, international aid, and trade, all taxed by the Al Qaeda/HTS regime which controls road access here and elsewhere.
  •  NFL mercenaries have been complaining recently in online comments that their pay has been cut (partly caused by the collapse of the Turkish Lira in which they are paid). One comment claimed ”Turkey is paying double to Al Qaeda/HTS militants” causing mass defection of desperately poor rebels.
  • So what will happen next?

Perhaps Turkey will now defend Idlib as a client state, hoping it will be one more jewel in the racist, misogynist, jihadist ‘New Ottoman Empire’.

Reports suggest the Al Qaeda takeover has caused  fear in Idlib of an all out attack by the massive SAA Syrian army which is entrenched around the east and south of the area.

The chorus of demands, no doubt orchestrated by Turkey, is resuming, asking that the Turkish army intervene to stop the ‘evil Assadis’ committing  ‘a shocking massacre of civilians’ with their ‘poison gas attacks’.

An agreed invasion or ‘increase on troops to enforce the DMZ agreement’ could make Idlib forever a Turkish Empire protectorate, and set the stage for the ”cleansing” of Rojava where Turkey promises to ”bury the Kurds in their ditches”.

Erdogan already has 10 bases in Idlib. He, or his script writing team,  are experts in threats and blackmail, (put the words ‘Erdogan Threatens’ in google and you find many pages of threats!) with ”leverage” over Russia due to key pipelines, nuclear and arms sales, etc. Leverage over Syria as he already occupies and is ‘turkifying’ Afrin, Jarablus, Azaz and Al Bab. Turkey also has blackmail ammunition  over the EU with the oft repeated threat to let loose a new flood of refugees. And over the US with the threat of leaving NATO, cancelling arms agreements, etc.

Hopefully despite all the threats and Machiavellian maneuvering, Erdogan’s plans will come unstuck again. But the increasing evidence that Turkey sacrificed its own supposedly ‘moderate’ mercenary allies to be wiped out by Al Qaeda show again what  level of War Criminals are at work.



SAVE LEYLA AND 169 MORE HUNGER STRIKERS

Jailed Kurdish opposition politician Leyla Güven has reached a critical condition and has been unable to see her lawyer for four days due to health problems caused by her long-running hunger strike, Turkish news site Diken reported.

Güven, who is both the co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress, an umbrella organisation for Kurdish groups, and a deputy for the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is imprisoned pending trial in Diyarbakır, south-east Turkey after being arrested in January 2018 for criticising Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish militias in northwest Syria.

The Kurdish deputy is one of nine from the HDP who are currently held behind bars in Turkey, including the party’s former co-chair, Selahattin Demirtaş. The party is particularly vulnerable to prosecution due to perceived links tying it to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an outlawed group that has fought Turkish security forces for Kurdish self-rule since the 1980s.

Day 68 of Leyla Güven’s Hunger Strike in Turkish prison. Her health has rapidly deteriorated & is now at life threatening stage. Silence is no longer viable, in fact, it is complicity at this stage.


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Together we will make 27 and 28 January two days of global resistance against Turkish fascism. Together we will intervene in the numbing routine of war and oppression, expressing our solidarity with various forms of action. Together we will show that this revolution is not alone!
Let us stand shoulder to shoulder against fascism!
Long live the international solidarity!
The revolution in Rojava will be victorious! Fascism will be crushed!
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Trump betrays anti ISIS heroes.. ‘Protect Rojava against Turkish Genocide’.. Chomsky

info from  Wladimir van Wilgenburg,      Noam Chomsky ….

“The other crucial question is the status of .Rojava. In my opinion, it makes sense for the United States to maintain a presence which would deter an attack on the Kurdish areas… The US should stay in northern Syria to deter attacks against Syrian Kurds”, said world famous American linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky in an interview with the Intercept .

Chomsky noted that the Kurds have “succeeded in sustaining a functioning society with many decent elements” in Syria’s north.

“The idea that if they should  be subjected to another attack by their bitter enemies the Turks, or by the murderous Assad regime, I think is anything should be done to try to prevent that.”

Chomsky’s idea was that the US hold back Turkey with control points the border patrols, as recently set up by the US after Turkey’s latest terror bombings and incursions near Kobane. As in Manbij Erdogan cannnot afford to attack if it kills US soldiers. Continue reading “Trump betrays anti ISIS heroes.. ‘Protect Rojava against Turkish Genocide’.. Chomsky”

Genocide Tomorrow: Trump sells ‘right to invade Rojava’ to Erdogan for $3.5bn .. STOP him NOW

According to Donald Trump, reports by Reuters and numerous American media, the 2000 US military troops are to be withdrawn from Syria. However the Pentagon may be stronger than Trump and hates the idea.

In a linked news, the State Department has approved a Sale to Turkey of eighty (80) Patriot MIM-104E GEM-T) missiles, sixty (60) PAC-3 (MSE) missiles for  $3.5 billion.

The deal appears to be a straight swap, $3.5 billion for the right to invade, massacre and take over Rojava, and resembles that done when Erdogan bought S-400 missiles and allowed the #turkstream 2 pipeline in exchange for Russia moving out its troops and giving bombing permission to invade Afrin.The presence of the US troops in Rojava has until now prevented Turkey from invading and colonizing all of North Syria and destroying the democratic multi ethnic, feminist Rojava Revolution, as repeatedly threatened by the elected dictator Erdogan. see.. Turkey says Kurdish in Syria ‘will be buried in their ditches 20/12/18

Turkey has already invaded and is ‘Turkifying’ Afrin, Jarablus and Al Bab areas, as well as growing parts of Idlib where it is recruitng the jihadi militias, including ex ISIS and Al Qaeda, to its FSA mercenaries, paid in Turkish money, by promising them land, loot, rape and conquest in Rojava.

“The decision was taken yesterday (Tuesday)”, an American official told AFP, adding withdrawal would be “full and rapid.” This is a 180 degree turn compared to the US statement saying they will keep a long-term military presence in Syria.

Spokespeople from the YPG and YPJ Rojava defense forces  and the SDF multi ethnic militia are calling for international support and self reliance against the looming Turkish sponsored genocide, which will probably begin when the US troops are out and the Idlib mercenaries prepared. The US is apparently abandoning them after sacrificing thousands of volunteers to take back Raqqa, the ISIS capital and nearly all north Syria. Continue reading “Genocide Tomorrow: Trump sells ‘right to invade Rojava’ to Erdogan for $3.5bn .. STOP him NOW”

Al-Qaeda and ISIL still Operate in Turkey as ´Charities´

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Image result for proof Turkey helped ISIL and al Qaeda

via SCF   By Abdullah Bozkurt  

Two front aid groups that operate in Turkey’s southeastern border provinces near Syria, led by known militants of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have been allowed to keep collecting new recruits to fight for armed jihadist causes in the permissive environment created by the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A high-profile Turkish al-Qaeda operative identified as Aytaç Polat has been involved in several charity outfits to mask his jihadist activities and appears to be untouchable despite the fact that his front association was named in court proceedings as an operation that sends fighters to Syria for enlistment with armed radical groups.

Continue reading “Al-Qaeda and ISIL still Operate in Turkey as ´Charities´”

Defend Rojava Revolution: both Assad and Erdogan threaten Genocide

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Many posts have been written saying the awful Syrian war will end when the Idlib enclave finally falls to Assad’s Syrian army.

Wishful thinking perhaps. Turkey has set up 12 bases in Idlib and is busy recruiting the various militias, offering them 500 Turkish Lira a month when their wages from various foreign backers have largely been cut off. Those that refuse will be isolated, divided and broken down, at least that’s the plan.

Erdogan the Turkish leader has repeatedly vowed to conquer all the original Ottoman Empire, which includes all of Northern Syria and Iraq, and has already invaded Afrin with a bloodbath, as well as Jarablus, Azaz, Al Bab, etc (see map below)  and now Idlib.

See Also Update: Turkey boasts of murders as Rojava genocide begins, SDF suspends ISIS offensive

Next step will surely be to use his swelling army of Arab mercenaries to attack all Rojava, destroy the democratic and feminist revolution and install the full scale genocidal Turkification programs. Continue reading “Defend Rojava Revolution: both Assad and Erdogan threaten Genocide”

Erdogan, the terrorist Paymaster, steals Idlib as 12 military bases expand.

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Yesterday more convoys of Turkish troops, tanks, artillery and supplies were videoed entering Idlib province to fortify the 12 ‘security points’, now and forever major Turkish military bases in the new ”Demilitarized” Zone..
Turkish forces in a convoy on a main highway between Damascus and Aleppo, near the town of Saraqib in Syria's northern Idlib province, August 29, 2018.Turkish forces in a convoy on a main highway between Damascus and Aleppo, near the town of Saraqib in Syria’s northern Idlib province, August 29, 2018.Omar Haj Kadour/AFP T ..Turkey deployed hundreds of its soldiers to 12 observation posts that ring Idlib.
You can be sure the Turks will never willingly leave. Popular islamo-fascist dictator Erdogan has boasted he will ”take back all the lands” of the genocidal Ottoman Empire. Turkey has already seized Jarablus, Azas, El Bab and Afrin and all are being ”Turkified” with ethnic cleansing.
Idlib, with 2.5 million people,  is the last chaotic bastion of ‘rebel’ groups, earnest young jihadi fighters and their families, many exiled from other parts of Syria. Most have lost their salaries from the US and Arab states as the war winds down.
Turkey has been busy ‘recruiting with threats’, rearming them and paying 500 Turkish lira a month, which with the fall of the currency is worth barely $80 US, hardly enough to eat.
Turkey has a direct border with Idlib via the Iskendun province which it seized and ‘Turkified’ in the last century.
The new agreement, cynically approved by Russia is for a 15 to 20km wide Turkish controlled ‘demilitarized’ zone (though totally militarized) around Idlib occupying about 25% of the province, and growing.
Many factions have signed up with the Turkish paymasters, including the entire NFL, formed by ten FSA groups and the SLF alliance including Ahrar al-Sham and Nour al-Din But the main resistance alliance,  Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has refused, though its leader Mohammad al-Julani had negotiated  a divisive truce  with the Turks before to gain time.
HTS is strong and well organised, has social services, collects taxes and though originally Al Qaida is now no more fundamentalist than various Arab states. But Idlib is a chaos under siege, with so many ‘rebel’ groups and refugees. Dozens of HTS leaders have been assassinated recently and one wing is happy to sell out to Erdogan. Erdogan had sought to delay an attack by trying to convince HTS to dissolve, join the FSA coalition of Turkish-backed rebels, and gertv paid. But the group’s leadership has resisted those calls, and instead vowed to fight on. Turkey could stand aside for a limited government offensive against HTS in return for the regime leaving Turkish presence in Idlib untouched .
Fighters from the Jaysh al-Izza (the Army of Glory), affiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, take part in a training session, Idlib, Syria, April 9, 2018.
The outcome in Idlib is still uncertain. Russia has let Erdogan take control of the situation, in exchange for gas and arms deals in a cynical reminder of the Stalin/Hitler pact. Erdogan is busily threatening Europe again with ‘letting loose the Idlib terrorists’.
All this is very bad news for occupied Afrin, with half the population exiled and ”settlers” arriving every day, many of them arab islamists from Idlib.
Defeated but defiant. Massacres  by Turkish troops and  the mercenaries of FSA  around Afrin  as the NATO tanks finally rolled in and the Afrin defense became a guerilla war..
Afrin is now even more cut off with ‘Turkification’ in full swing and Erdogan’s mercenaries seizing goods and property and committing mass rape and kidnapping.

To this blatant war crime in illegally annexed Afrin is added forced language change, abolished progressive and horizontally organised Kurdish local councils, closed or destroyed schools, women forced into servitude, etc,.etc.


We republish below an excellent analysis of the latest Idlib developments by Aldar Khalil
from ANHA at hawar news.

Continue reading “Erdogan, the terrorist Paymaster, steals Idlib as 12 military bases expand.”