Cemil Bayık, the Co-President of the Executive Council of the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK), shared his message for the upcoming 21 March Newroz and sent his greetings and Newroz’s message to the peoples of the world who resist against the oppression of cruel regimes.
Starting with Mazlum Doğan, who set his body on fire in Diyarbakır’s (Amed’s) Prison, Cemil Bayık commemorated all the people who lost their lives as part of resistance on the occasion of Newroz. “I greet you all on behalf of the Executive Council of the KCK. I send Newroz greetings to leader Apo and our people in all parts of Kurdistan and the friends of Kurds in the Martyr Rüstem Cudi Camp (Mexmûr Camp), in Sinjar, in Lavrio and abroad. I also send Newroz greetings to the resistance fighters in the dungeons and the guerrillas fighting in the ranks of the HPD (People’s Defence Forces) in the mountains”, he said.
‘The fascist Turkish state is the enemy of all peoples of the Middle East and of democracy’
The KCK Executive stressed that the meaning of 21 March is “resistance” for the Kurdish people and called on the peoples of the world to support the Newroz resistance. “The fascist Turkish state is the enemy of all peoples of the Middle East and of democracy. Therefore, it is the right time to raise the soul of Newroz. Known as a historical fact, Dehaq used to terrorise the Kurdish people and the peoples of the Middle East. Following the uprising led by the blacksmith Kawa, cruel Dehaq was overthrown and a new era for the peoples of the Middle East began”, he said, noting the mythological and historical story of Newroz.
Cemil Bayık described the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) coalition government as a modern example of that ancient symbol of cruelty, Dehaq. “Today, the AKP-MHP represent the cruel Dehaq. We shall stand up against this fascism just like the blacksmith Kawa and Mazlum Doğan – the modern Kawa – who set the fire of freedom and we shall strengthen the struggle of freedom and democracy”, he said.