Kurds and their friends are marching in Paris to mark the eleventh anniversary of the murders of Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez.

On 9 January 2013, Sakine Cansız, one of the founders of the PKK, Fidan Doğan, the KNK representative in Paris, and Leyla Şaylemez, a member of the youth movement, were murdered by the Turkish intelligence service MIT in Paris. On the tenth anniversary of this massacre, another massacre was carried out on 23 December 2022, claiming the lives of Emine Kara (Evîn Goyî), member of the Executive Council of the KCK, Mîr Perwer (Mehmet Şirin Aydın) from the Kurdish cultural movement and long-time activist Abdurrahman Kızıl in front of the Ahmet Kaya Cultural Center in the French capital. Kurds and their companions are taking to the streets in Paris today to protest against the two massacres and the ongoing impunity.

The anger of the Kurds and their friends in the area is great because the French state, as well as the French justice and security institutions, have not yet shed light on the massacre. In order to shout for justice and truth, people gathered at Paris du Nord Square from 05.00 in the morning to show their anger at the French government’s failure to shed light on the massacre, calling it a “state secret”.

The destination of the march will be the historical Republique Square. Thousands of Kurds and their friends, including poets, writers, politicians, intellectuals, academics, artists, musicians, are partaking in the march, which will be followed by a rally to host the following speakers:

1. Xanê Akdoğan and Şahin Polat on behalf of TJK-F and CDK-F

2. TJK-E Spokesperson Ayten Kaplan and speakers on behalf of Martyr Families

3. Hélène Bidard, member of the Conseil exécutif du Parti Communiste Français (PCF)

4) Pascal Torre, co-chair of the Coordination Nationale Solidarité Kurdistan (CNSK)

5) KCDK-E co-chairs Zübeyde Zümrüt and Engin Seven

6) Prendra la parole au nom de la délégation de la Ville de Paris senator Rémi Feraud

7. Denis Gravouil, General Secretary of the CGT Confederation

8. KCK Executive Council Member Zübeyir Aydar

9. Suzy Rojtman, member of the National Collective for Women’s Rights

10. Representative of the Syndicat Solidaires

11. 1st Secretary of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure

12. Message of the 12th KJK Coordination

13. President of the la France Insoumise Group at the National Assembly, Mathilde Panot

14. National co-coordinator of the Left Party, Jean-Christophe Sellin

15. (Paris councilor, The Ecologists, Jerome Gleizes

16. Co-President of MRAP, René le Mignot

17. President of SOS Racisme, Dominique Sopo

18. Spokesperson of the New Anti-Capitalist Party NPA, Olivier Besancenot

19. Spokesperson of the Libertarian Communist Union (UCL), Lila Alhayaa

20.  Tev-Çand Paris Collective

Kurds and their friends traveled to Paris on 200 buses from different countries of Europe, including the following:

Germany: Essen, Velbert, Gelsenkirchen, Bielefeld, Freiburg, Emmendingen, Luhr, Offenburg, Bocholt, Emmerich, Kleve, Goch, Wesel, Dinslaken, Marxloh, Duisburg, Oberhausen, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, Moers, Dortmund, Meschede, Neheim, Hagen, Hamburg, Bremen, Tübingen, Maichingen, Bad Cannstatt, Heilbronn, Esslingen, Ludwigsburg, Hanau, Mainz, Gießen, Dieburg, Darmstadt, Heppenheim, Bensheim, Mannheim, Neunkirchen, Merzig, Beckingen, Völlingen, Frankfurt, Osnabrück, Münster, Gifhorn, Braunschweig, Hildesheim, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, Köln.

Switzerland: St.Galen, Winterthur, Rapperswil, Zürich, Zug, Luzern, Biel, Bern, Basel, Solothurn, Aarau, Lozan, Cenevre.

Belgium: Verviyes, Liege, Brussel, Charlorie, Anvers, Leuven, Genk.
The Netherlands: Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven.



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