Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Martyrs of the Kurdish Struggle for Freedom!Murdered by the Turkish State

Submitted by Tsiatsan on Sunday, September 27 2009
güncel Hevallo- In this extraordinary image, thousands of people who gathered in Amed,(Diyarbakir) yesterday, hold up pictures of their loved ones. Killed by the Turkish racist state for nothing other than being Kurdish.I hope that there are other pictures somewhere of this demonstration because it deserves much more coverage than it has received. For here before us is the pain and loss of the Kurdish people.
Look at it for a moment. For as far as the eye can see all you can see are people holding up pictures of their sons and daughters, nephews and nieces, husbands and wives, grandfathers and granddaughters, grandsons and granddaughters, brothers in laws, sister in laws and everyone killed by the racist Turkish state.

Sometimes by torture, sometimes by extra judicial killing, sometimes by burning them alive or mutilating them. Sometimes simply by bombing them with chemical weapons or strafing the ground with powerful high tech weaponry. Sometimes with bombs, sometimes with fire. Sometimes with rape and sometimes with dogs. And many other means of killing that defies human understanding.

Every possible method has been used by the racist Turkish state to annihilate the Kurds with violent barbaric means. And in this picture we witness the human suffering. For every death brings profound suffering and pain.

The tens of thousands of Kurdish villages that were burnt to the ground. The tens of thousands of Kurdish prisoners still incarcerated in Turkish prisons. The thousands of Kurdish children still being jailed for throwing stones at armoured cars and the children beaten and tortured openly on the streets on demonstrations. The Kurdish politicians hauled off to prison and still our brave Kurdish guerilla are being bombed with chemical weapons.