Zılar Stêrk, a member of the Presidental Council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), spoke to Medya Haber for the anniversary of 15 August 1984, the day the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) launched its first actions in the districts of Eruh and Şemdinli in Turkey.
As celebrations are held for 15 August, the festival of resistance among Kurds, Zılar Stêrk spoke about the importance of the day for the Kurdish people.
“The Kurdish people became a people again, they found their true identity, their awareness of their identity developed, if we look at the history of Kurdish people, we see the change in the position of women within society. There is a big gap between present and past, everybody observes it.” she stated.
She also spoke about changes in the PKK within the last 37 years.
“As the struggle has developed, as the war has continued, strategies and tactics have improved. The Kurdish guerilla, the Kurdish freedom guerilla became more modern. They are not fighting against an ordinary state army. it is a great special war army, it is the army of NATO that they are fighting against, there is very strong will-power within the freedom guerilla.”