Statement: 417, Date: September 23, 2013
IT IS VILE AND LOW TO SHOOT CHILDREN AND GIVE THE ORDER TO SHOOT CHILDREN
Prime Minister Erdogan says “I gave the order to the police.” On the orders of Erdogan, six people were murdered in the June Uprising. 12 people lost eyes. Thousands of people were wounded, detained… Prime Minister Erdogan’s orders continue to lead to our people being killed!
MUHARREM KARATAS ALSO GOT INSTRUCTIONS FROM BERKIN!
SIX MARTYRS GAVE INSTRUCTIONS TO MUHARREM!
Now we are waiting for instructions from Muharrem!
Wait for us, enemies of the people!
We will tear down the world over your heads!
Muharrem Karatas has been martyred.
He was martyred saying that our children should be able to go to the grocery shop for bread.
Muharrem was martyred, saying our children from the city neighbourhoods should be able to go to the shop for bread and return home without being killed.
But yes, Turkey is such a country.
And this country is one where the prime minister gives the order for our children to be shot…
Listen, learn and tell this to those who do not know.
At about half past nine in the evening on Friday, September 20, to demand a reckoning for our people murdered in the June Uprising, Mehmet Ayvalitas, Abdullah Comert, Ethem Sarısuluk, Irfan Tuna, Ali Ismail Korkmaz, Ahmet Atakan, for 12 people who lost eyes or had brain matter shot out and for 14-year-old Berkin Elvan, who has been in a coma for 95 days, our fighters hit two targets with rocket-propelled grenades, the targets connected to the Security General Directorate which is the central headquarters of 250,000 police.
Two hours after the action our fighters were surrounded in the ODTU forests on the road to Konya by 5,000 police murderers aided by helicopters and police dogs. Our fighters fought here to the last bullet against 5,000 police, special teams and police dogs who also had support from the air. Our fighter Muharrem Karatas was martyred, our fighter by the name of Serdar Demir was severely wounded and captured.
OUR MARTYRS ARE THE SOURCE OF OUR COURAGE!
THEY ARE THE GUARANTEE OF OUR VICTORY!
The oligarchy in its helplessness gives thanks that “we had no loss of life”. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says , “Thankfully the rockets hit walls. There was no loss of life.” Do not take empty comfort. Do not be thankful for being saved. THE AIM OF OUR ACTION WAS NOT TO CAUSE LOSS OF LIFE.
We are revolutionaries. Our every action has a political aim. The representatives of the oligarchy also know this well. And that is their real fear.
The aim of this action, which required great courage and self-sacrifice, was not to kill three or five policemen. IT TARGETED AS AN INSTITUTION the police who are enemies of the people, murderers and torturers, used by the AKP in its war against the people and who are responsible for the security of the oligarchy.
The target of our action is also no ordinary police station. It is the central headquarters for sending out and administering 250,000 police in their war against the people.
Two separate targets of the central headquarters for the security of the oligarchy were hit with rockets by two fighters of the Front.
NO SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WILL BE ENOUGH IN THE FACE OF OUR SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE AND COURAGE!
THE SECURITY HEADQUARTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OLIGARCHY’S SECURITY CANNOT EVEN PROTECT ITSELF.
ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, YOU CANNOT PROTECT ANY OF YOUR INSTITUTIONS!
STOP KILLING YOUR OWN PEOPLE.
The police of the AKP have the freedom to torture the people and the revolutionaries, to kill our people, fire gas canisters at close range which knock out people’s eyes or cause their brains to leak out onto the pavement – indeed they are free to practise any kind of tyranny. The murderer police are protected by the AKP government with steel armour.
The Security General Directorate building is located in the best protected area of Turkey. The parliament is 500 metres down the hill, the Ground Warfare School is opposite, above it are apartments for judges and prosecutors, there are cameras everywhere and it is an area with both obvious and concealed protection.
Our fighters overcame all the security precautions of the oligarchy and hit the targets they were aiming at, also succeeding in withdrawing from the scene of the action.
THEY THINK THEY HAD A SUCCESS BECAUSE ONE OF OUR FIGHTERS WAS MARTYRED AND THE OTHER CAPTURED…
What kind of success is it when they could not protect the police centre responsible for 250,000 police? Our action is one of our actions in which the spirit of sacrifice means we look martyrdom in the face. And two Front fighters got in under your nose, struck a blow and withdrew.
TWO FRONT FIGHTERS AGAINST FIVE THOUSAND POLICE
This is your reality here. Two Front fighters against 5,000 police. Special Teams, helicopter support, Special Team dogs… And you really think this is a success? You think this is a success when you kill one revolutionary? You are pathetic… Don’t stop, give your killers a prize, but will this allay your fears? Can you say you will be able to sleep soundly at night?
No! You will never be able to sleep soundly at night. The central HQ responsible for protecting the oligarchy’s security could not protect itself. How can the oligarchy be protected?
NO FORCE CAN DEFEAT THE COURAGE OF FRONT FIGHTERS IMBUED WITH THE SPIRIT OF SACRIFICE!
Now Muharrem’s weapon has been passed on to all Front fighters. They are awaiting an order from Muharrem. They will squeeze the trigger with the same courage Muharrem had… In fact they are impatient to put Muharrem’s orders into effect and scatter your brains…
You did not have a military success either. All the people of Turkey have witnessed how much fear two Front fighters caused you…
If you talk of catching our fighters as a success, there is also the success of “deploying dogs”. Don’t worry, if we overcame all your security precautions, your dogs too will not be able to deal with the situation…
The AKP governor, the interior minister, the security directors are all trying to remove their fears and raise police morale by calling the murder of Muharrem Karatas by 5,000 police a success…
OUR ACTION HAS KNOCKED THE OLIGARCHY OFF BALANCE!
When they killed our fighter Muharrem Karatas, the AKP government which tells tales of success was off balance. They were panicking. We had said that “Wherever you are you will encounter Front fighters, there is no safe place for you”.
The oligarchy is in a panic… They live with the fear that at every step they may encounter a Front fighter.
In Bursa, their fear was so great that they opened fire on a vehicle and killed someone.
They stop all vehicles on intercity roads to check them. In Adiyaman they found a water pipe in a vehicle, thought it might be part of a bazooka and called in experts from the MIT (translator’s note: Turkey’s state intelligence service) and the General Staff in Ankara to examine it…
This is the fairy tale “success” of the AKP police… Off balance and seeing Muharrems everywhere they look, panicking as a result.
YOU WILL RENDER AN ACCOUNT FOR KILLING THE CHILDREN OF THE PEOPLE
YOU WILL RENDER AN ACCOUNT FOR PRACTISING TYRANNY AGAINST THE PEOPLE!
For months they choked the whole of Turkey with riot gas. They banned all people who do not think like the AKP from the city squares. The most ordinary demands expressed by the people were met with TOMA vehicles. They have tried to intimidate the people with pressurised water and gas canisters to stop them from putting forward any kind of demand. Our people are dragged along the ground for seeking justice, this happens even to parents wanting justice for their murdered children.
Rather than bringing the murderers to justice, the AKP destroys the evidence.
For months they have sown terror in the streets.
For three months, the 14-year-old Berkin Elvan has been in a coma. The AKP even tried to have him thrown out of the hospital.
THERE IS NO IMMUNITY FOR THE AKP!
THERE IS NO IMMUNITY FOR THE AKP POLİCE!
THERE IS NO IMMUNITY FOR THOSE WHO USE TYRANNY AGAINST THE PEOPLE…
For months our people have wanted justice! They have wanted the murderers to be punished. Yet there has not even been permission to start enquiries…
They terrorise those who seek justice…
But if there is no justice, there is people’s justice. There is the Front. There are People’s Liberation Fighters… We have demanded and will continue to demand a reckoning from the AKP government which oppresses the people and murders the children of the people!
The order was given for Mehmet Ayvalitas, Abdullah Comert, Ethem Sarisuluk, Irfan Tuna, Ali Ismail Korkmaz and Ahmet Atakan. It was given for Berkin Elvan.
THEY WANT PEOPLE’S JUSTICE…
MUHARREM KARATAS HAS GIVEN THE ORDER!
WE HAVE MADE CLEAR OUR TARGETS.
LET US LOOK AT YOUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES…
YOUR DOGS, YOUR MIT, YOUR POLICE CHIEFS, LET THEM PROTECT YOU IF THEY CAN!
MUHARREM KARATAS’S ORDER WILL BE CARRIED OUT…
LONG LIVE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE…
FIGHTER OF THE FRONT
THE NAME OF SELF-SACRIFICE AND COURAGE!
Born February 10, 1978 in Corum, village of Yogunpelit. He came from an impoverished family believing in Alevism. He graduated from the sociology faculty of the Sivas Republican University. He could have managed a reasonable life inside the system but he lived his life in the name of the people and PEOPLE’S JUSTICE.
Muharrem, in his will left to his family, said the following; “I combined what I learned from you with what I learned in the school of revolution, and my heart beats not just for my father but for all fathers who live in poverty.”
Muharrem came to know our movement in 1998 as part of the struggle of youth.
Muharrem said that even before getting to know our movement he was affected by the 1996 Death Fast. Muharrem Karatas was also one of hundreds of replies to the question “why are you dying?” He was a bud springing up in the soil of Corum’s Yogunpelit village from the 12 martyrs of the 1996 Death Fast.
You vile ones, do you think you will put an end to the Muharrems by murdering them? Do you know how many Muharrems there are in the four corners of Anatolia?
Muharrem was a member of Dev-Genc. He was detained on numerous occasions as part of the academic and democratic struggle of youth. On May 8, 2001, after consignments of the magazine Yasadigimiz Vatan and the draft People’s Constitution were received, he was detained during raids on houses and imprisoned. After being imprisoned for a time in Sivas E-Type Prison he was released. On November 16, 2003 he was imprisoned in Corum and held in Sincan F-Type Prison. After being released from the F-Type he rushed to rejoin the struggle and swore to avenge the martyrs…
“For me the movement is the creator and symbol of human honour, people’s justice and longing for the future. It is the creator of great values like heroism, comradeship and sacrifice that are winning Anatolia for revolution. It is the hope of the people for tomorrow. It is the symbol of the revolutionary struggle in Turkey,” he said.
At the start of his will he stated, “Having taken up my gun I swear it will not fall from my hand until I myself fall. Volunteering for this path, I consciously and willingly follow the most basic law; to die and kill”.
“I am going out, with courage and honour, to strike a blow at the enemy, this dilapidated system, to demand a reckoning for our peoples, our parents, the anger of us all and for all of us who have fallen. My aim; to strike a blow at the enemies of the people, with the strength of our ideology, belief, love and anger at this system. Now, my greatest dream is to be a part of demanding a reckoning, striking an effective blow at the enemy and to be able to return to my homeland with honour.”
Muharrem had his dream. He demanded a reckoning from those who have oppressed the people for months, murdered the children of the people, shot people’s eyeballs out, caused brain matter to pour out, and left 14-year-old Berkin Elvan in a coma by inflicting a head injury on him as he was going to the grocery shop to buy bread. By facing up to death, he was the justice our people have been thirsting for.
RESIST, BERKIN… THE SUPPORTERS OF THE FRONT WANT JUSTICE FOR YOU!
WAKE UP, BERKIN, WAKE UP, AND LET US GET BREAD!
RESIST, BERKIN, SO FREEDOM CAN COME TO OUR COUNTRY!
WAKE UP AND RESIST, BERKIN…
WE WILL OBTAIN BREAD, WE WILL OBTAIN JUSTICE, WE WILL ALSO OBTAIN FREEDOM…
AND IF THEY WILL NOT GIVE IT WE WILL OBTAIN IT BY FORCE, BERKIN…
LONG LIVE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE!
MUHARREM KARATAS IS IMMORTAL!
WE WILL DEMAND A RECKONING FOR MUHARREM!
Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi
(Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front)