Date: September 30, 2013, Statement: 418
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the execution order for Muharrem Karatas!
Practise your own laws, if there really is such a thing as bourgeois democracy and bourgeois justice!
WE WANT JUSTICE! IF YOU PRACTISED YOUR OWN JUSTICE YOU WOULD RENDER AN ACCCOUT TO THE PEOPLE!
On September 20, 2013 after two Front fighters made a rocket attack on the Ankara security general administration building and an adjoining service building, and while our fighters Muharrem Karatas and Serdar Polat were leaving the scene, five thousand police used dogs and helicopters to locate them.
The AKP police had the opportunity to capture our fighters alive but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally ordered our fighter Muharrem Karatas, who had received non-lethal gunshot wounds to places that were not mortal, to be murdered with a gunshot to the head. Serdar Polat was severely wounded, with gunshot wounds to potentially mortal areas.
IT WAS PRIME MINISTER RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN WHO PERSONALLY GAVE THE ORDER FOR OUR FIGHTER MUHARREM KARATAS TO BE MURDERED.
If you say that this is a “law-based state”, if you say that this is “a state of law – there are laws”, then you are supposed to implement the law. You are supposed to apply the laws that you yourself have introduced.
These are the words of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
This is what Erdogan says: “Those who get up to this kind of thing will get an answer, if they don’t it is an admission of helplessness.”
The answer was the murder of Muharrem Karatas. The police were personally ordered by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to kill him. Erdogan’s order to kill Muharrem Karatas was the state’s way of showing that it is not “helpless”.
So was this a “state of law”? They said it was a “law-based state”… Was it actually a case of “there are laws in a state”?
Do your laws give the prime minister a right to issue a kill order?
Two Front fighters committed a “crime” according to the laws of this system and the police according to the laws of this state are supposed to do what is necessary to capture them alive and put them before a court. But they did not do that. Instead, they shot to kill, aiming to inflict mortal wounds, and they aimed to shoot Muharrem Karatas in the head.
The police made no attempt to capture our fighters alive.
SO AS TO SHOW THAT THE STATE IS NOT HELPLESS, PRIME MINISTER RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN ISSUED A KILL ORDER TO THEM!
Prime Minister Erdogan gave people the DUTY of killing people whenever he wanted them to.
From Diyarbakir, when it was said’ “if there are women or children, the necessity will be examined” to the Roboski massacre, from Engin Ceber’s murder under torture to Hasan Selim Gonen’s, from May 1, 2013 when gas cartridges fired at our people caused their brains to leak out onto the asphalt, to the June Uprising in which six people were murdered, 12 people had eyes knocked out, Berkin Elvan is in a coma after being struck on the head and Muharrem Karatas was murdered, dozens of people have been personally ordered to be killed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan…
Where are those of you who say this state is a “state of law”?
Where are those of you who say “it’s a democracy here, even if there are things that are wrong”?
What law-based state gives prime ministers the right to issue kill orders?
Which democratic countries are there where the prime ministers have such rights?
If prime ministers do not have the right to issue kill orders, dozens of our people have been killed by the police on the instructions of Erdogan.
According to the laws of this system, is this not a crime? Isn’t there a remedy for this in law?
Erdogan does not feel the need to conceal his kill orders. “I gave the order,” he says. So when the police kill the people on Erdogan’s command it is treated as “legendary”.
IF THIS SYSTEM REALLY HAS ‘INDEPENDENT’ COURTS, WE CALL ON PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES TO PERFORM THEIR LEGAL DUTIES!
When our people seek their most democratic demands, they are subjected to every kind of fascist terror and are even imprisoned by the courts. The people’s legal and legitimate demands are considered to be crimes and pretexts for putting them in jail, but there are massacres openly committed by the state. So where is the justice? Where are this system’s courts? Where are the judges, the prosecutors…
The prime minister of this country openly says “I gave the order”. This is no ordinary instruction, it is an instruction from the prime minister to kill our people or leave them handicapped…
So why no proceedings?
Why are there no investigations of the killers?
Why is Prime Minister Erdogan, who is on a rampage, not brought to justice?
How many more of our people will be killed?
THE PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES OF THIS SYSTEM ARE ALSO GUILTY OF IMPRISONING THE CHILDREN OF THE PEOPLE FOR EXERCISING THEIR MOST BASIC DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS AND FOR PROTECTING MURDERERS, RIGHT UP TO PRIME MINISTER ERDOGAN WHO GIVES ORDERS FOR MASSACRES!
The courts of the AKP are an institution that whitewashes the fascist system which fights against the people, covers up its crimes and protects police murderers. There has never been justice for the people in this system’s courts. These courts today act completely like AKP institutions under the AKP government. Everyone who does not support the AKP government is exposed to fascist police terror, and the courts also function to give fascist terror a “legal” cover and try to bring about the surrender of the people.
We are not discussing whether or not there is justice in the courts of the AKP. The system does not even practise its own laws. The courts, like the police, are instruments for ruthlessly putting into practice Prime Minister Erdogan’s instructions for terror against the people.
IF THIS SYSTEM’S COURTS, JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS DO NOT DO THEIR DUTY, THEN PEOPLE’S JUSTICE WILL BE PUT INTO PRACTICE!
Let nobody engage in the demagogy of “terrorism”! Erdogan personally gave the order for Muharrem Karatas to be killed. We are waiting – what will the courts do?
Our people have sought justice for months. The families of the uprising martyrs have been seeking justice for months. Ethem Sarisuluk’s court case showed yet again to all the peoples of Turkey that these courts cannot bring justice… (Translator’s note: one of those killed by the police during the Gezi protests of June 2013)
TO WANT JUSTICE IS THE RIGHT OF OUR PEOPLE, JUST AS MUCH AS AIR, BREAD OR WATER!
The police who inflicted a head injury on 14-year-old Berkin Elvan have still not been tried! Berkin Elvan has been in a coma for three and a half months. In the state of the AKP, can our children not go out for bread without receiving head injuries?
Will our people not be able to demand their democratic, legitimate rights without being subjected to gas canisters, clubbed, detained, imprisoned and murdered?
Can justice not be sought without being murdered for it? Our people cannot even watch a football match without being exposed to fascist terror. Even football supporters’ clubs that do not bow to AKP fascism are being subjected to “dawn operations”…
THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN THE FASCIST SYSTEM! IF THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN THE COURTS WHICH MURDER THE CHILDREN OF THE PEOPLE ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF ERDOGAN, THERE WILL BE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE!
To those who say that “there is democracy, even if it is faulty and lacking”; where there is fascism, bourgeois democratic rights can also not be practised. Our country is the most concrete example of this. The AKP government targets everyone who does not support the AKP government. All institutions of the state are in the service of the AKP government. Laws are only there to protect the interests of the government. The democracy is there only to protect the interests of those in government by practising dictatorship against the people.
In AKP parliament voting, even their own members of parliament who abstain are accused of “treason”. This is parliamentary democracy for you…
Prime Minister Erdogan, who thinks even the democratic and most basic rights of the people are a crime, does not think it a crime to give kill orders and have our people killed.
In this country, DEMOCRACY is a matter of unlimited FREEDOM for those in power, while for the people it is FASCIST DICTATORSHIP! Bourgeois democratic rights cannot be practised either in a country where there is fascism, without paying a price, struggling and fighting against fascism.
EVERYONE MUST KNOW THAT THERE WILL NEVER BE DEMOCRACY FOR THE PEOPLE WITH THIS SYSTEM! IN THIS SYSTEM “THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEMOCRACY” MEANS EVER HARSHER FASCIST TERROR AGAINST THE PEOPLE!
IN A COUNTRY RULED BY FASCISM, IT IS THE ESSENCE OF HUMANITY TO FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM!
THE FIGHTERS OF THE FRONT ARE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE! AND THEY ARE THE ESSENCE OF HUMANITY!
In broad daylight, the police target and murder our children with gas canisters, even children 14 or 15 years old. Torture is practised in the police stations, torture centres, in the streets and avenues of our country. Our people are killed by torture by the AKP using clubs or kebab knives. In such a country can you actually talk of law or the democratic path? At the highest levels of the state they give orders for slaughter, and it is also done on their orders…
In a country where those who run it violate even their own laws, revolutionaries have no alternative but to resort to the use of weapons!
THE REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT IS FIGHTING FOR THIS. BECAUSE THERE IS FASCISM IN OUR COUNTRY, THE ARMED STRUGGLE IS THE BASIS! FASCISM IS THE ENEMY OF HUMANITY!
Everyone knows what fascism causes to people wherever it has come to power in the world. In the Second Imperialist War alone, it was the cause of the death of 55 million people. This is why it is legitimate to fight against fascism.
Do you talk of democracy, do you talk of human rights? You cannot defend them without fighting fascism…
PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FIGHTERS ARE THE DEFENDERS OF PEOPLE’S DEMOCRACY!
In 43 years of our history we have not carried out an action which harmed the people or failed to discriminate between innocent and guilty. In every one of our actions it is very clearly known to friend and enemy which actions belong to us. The political aim and content of Front actions is known, not just in our country, but in the entire world.
The latest rocket attack by us on the security general directorate and the attached service building did not aim at causing loss of life. For the target is not a handful of police but the headquarters of the war against the people, the security general directorate.
The truth being such, rumours that it was only due to great good fortune that there was not a major loss of life or that there was a third rocket loaded with petrol that could have exploded are complete lies. They aim to weaken the just, legitimate political content of our action. The power of our action is contained in the helplessness of the police and the AKP government.
Prime Minister Erdogan who gave the order to kill our fighter Muharrem Karatas and the police who carried it out committed a crime. We want the courts to implement their own laws!
WE WARN THE AKP’S POLICE AGAIN; IT IS DISHONOURABLE TO PRACTISE TORTURE! DESIST FROM IT!
TO THE AKP CONTRA PRESS – DESIST FROM WRITING CONTRA STORIES ABOUT OUR PARTY WHICH SEEK TO BOOST THE POLICE!
To slander our revolutionary war’s just and legitimate character they have resorted to the same nonsense for decades. It is not just the religious press in the AKP period but before that, when the media sought to draw people nearer to the system by hurling abuse at revolutionaries… Today under the AKP government this is seen as one of their principal duties…
Servants of America; religion, belief, honour… Everything is for sale, for money…
WE ARE REVOLUTIONARIES… For our homeland, our people, our honour, our beliefs and values, for 43 years we have not hesitated to sacrifice our lives. You do not have the right to say the last word about us…
The AKP contra press, after the rocket attack on the security directorate, resorted to a chorus of lies designed to prop the police up, with “The weapons came from Syria…”, “the order to carry out the action was given by such and such to ensure supremacy within the organisation…”, “A sub-contracted organisation”…
For decades there has been this kind of rubbish about the revolutionary movement…This contra news of yours can deceive nobody. We have given hundreds of martyrs for the independence of our country and the liberation of our people and martyrdom for us is the greatest honour.
Our roots and our branches are in the SOIL OF ANATOLIA!
YOU KNOW VERY WELL WHO IT IS WHO IS REALLY SUB-CONTRACTED!
You carry out polls on every subject and know the AKP very well, so the long-winded Huseyin Celik and the Goebbels Yalcin Akdogan should do another poll.
Ask our people; who is sub-contracted in our country? Our people will give the answer….
In conclusion; we warn the AKP contra press: what you are doing is not journalism or the news… You are the mouthpiece of contra-guerrillas. You are engaged in legitimising the AKP’s massacres and fascist terror. This is a crime you are doing and you are partners in crime with the AKP…
Desist from being mouthpieces of killer policemen and from legitimising the fascist terror of the AKP. PRACTISE JOURNALISM INSTEAD!
DOWN WITH FASCISM, LONG LIVE OUR STRUGGLE!
MUHARREM KARATAS IS IMMORTAL
LONG LIVE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE!
Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi
(Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front)