The People’s Defence Centre (HSM) has issued a written statement and published its Newroz message, reminding people of the history of Newroz and its importance as a symbol of resistance for Kurdish people.
“The 40-year resistance of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party is following the fire of Newroz created by the Kurdish people”, said the HSM in its statement.
Commemorating the people who lost their lives for the Kurdish struggle, the HSM’s statement continued: “We celebrate the Newroz of Rêber Apo [Abdullah Öcalan], our valuable martyrs’ families, all our comrades, our devoted and patriotic people, friends of our people, and all those who believe in Newroz. We promise that we will continue our fight by the light of the Newroz fire”.
The statement also mentioned Turkey’s latest offensive in the Garê mountains: “Our victory in Garê gave us hope, enthusiasm, and motivation and we have been entering Newroz in that spirit. Our victory in Garê showed the whole world the power of Kurdistan’s guerrillas”.
The HSM finished its message by underlining its commitment to the Kurdish freedom struggle. “We as the People’s Defence Centre, who follow the philosophy of Abdullah Öcalan and the road of our martyrs, will continue to fight until we will have complete victory. We greet our peoples who are at the Newroz squares, resisting oppression and celebrating their Newroz”.