Statement: 419, Date: October 26, 2013
AKP POLICE AND GANGS…
GET OUT OF OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE AKP POLICE ARE USING THE EXCUSE OF SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR MURDERING REVOLUTIONARIES
The AKP police are preparing the ground for the murder of revolutionaries. On Thursday October 24, after weapons were carried during the funeral ceremony for Hasan Ferit Gedik in Istanbul Gazi and Gulsuyu-Gulensu neighbourhoods in order to protect the masses against gangs and police attacks, this was used as an excuse for hundreds of police, detector vans and mechanical diggers to carry out area searches.
The police know that they will not find weapons in the areas being searched. Searching for weapons is not the police intention. In this kind of operation they try to prepare the ground for murdering revolutionaries by creating the impression that “there is serious evidence”…
By killing revolutionaries the AKP police want to send a message to the people that “if you are with the revolutionaries, if you support them, I can kill you too”…
WE WARN THE AKP GOVERNMENT, AND IN PARTICULAR THE INTERIOR MINISTER MUAMMER GULER!
DESIST FROM ATTACKING THE PEOPLE AND THE REVOLUTIONARIES!
The AKP has a definite policy of encouraging the use of narcotics in the shantytown neighbourhoods where the people live. The AKP seeks to poison our people in the poor neighbourhoods where revolutionaries are organised by encouraging drug use, with the police using gangs for this purpose. Since the government came to power, it has attacked the revolutionaries because we do not allow drugs, prostitution, gambling and any kind of corruption in our neighbourhoods. Hundreds of our people have been detained and imprisoned. Some have been shot and left paralysed, others murdered.
Most recently, in Gulsuyu neighbourhood, Hasan Ferit Gedik was murdered by gangs with police support because we did not allow the gangs to poison our people.
The police of Gulsuyu are determined, along with the revolutionaries, not to let the AKP drug gangs into the neighbourhoods. So the the AKP police and gangs have showered the people, local businesses and vehicle services with threats in an attempt to sell drugs in Gulsuyu-Gulensu district. They are trying to sell drugs in Gulsuyu by intimidating the people.
To be able to sell drugs in our neighbourhoods they are first trying to rid the districts of revolutionaries. So the excuse of “weapons” is used for operations to send helicopters, TOMA water cannon vehicles, police armoured cars and hundreds of riot cops and special police team members to our neighbourhoods.
They murdered Hasan Ferit Gedik. They left Gokhan Aktas severely wounded, and he only regained consciousness a month later. The AKP police carried out an operation against gangs that was merely for show, but went after revolutionaries in earnest. In the districts of Gulsuyu-Gulensu, Sarigazi, Okmeydani, Nurtepe and Gazi hundreds of houses were raided, democratic institutions plundered and dozens of people detained and imprisoned.
The AKP interior minister Muammer Guler said “the operations will continue”. The diggers set to work on October 24 were one of Muammer Guler’s operations.
On Thursday October 24, by sending out detectors and mechanical diggers to empty fields in the Gulsuyu and Gazi districts, they are trying to give the people the impression that “we are on to something serious” so as to prepare the ground for a new massacre of revolutionaries.
THE CHILDREN OF THE PEOPLE ARE HELD DEAR BY THE PEOPLE!
DESIST FROM ATTACKS ON THE REVOLUTIONARIES AND OUR PEOPLE!
DESIST FROM ATTACKS ON OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS!
WE FOUNDED THESE NEIGHBOURHOODS. EVERY STREET, EVERY AVENUE, EVERY BRICK COMES FROM OUR LABOUR. IT IS OUR BLOOD AND OUR LIVES!
WE WILL NOT ALLOW OUR PEOPLE TO BE POISONED WITH DRUGS, CORRUPTED AND PLUNDERED BY YOU!
THE SEARCHES IN GULSUYU AND GAZI DISTRICTS ARE NOT AT ALL ABOUT SEARCHING FOR WEAPONS! THE AIM IS TO PREPARE THE GROUND FOR A MASSACRE OF REVOLUTIONARIES!
BE UNDER NO ILLUSION – IN RETURN FOR ANY MASSACRE OF THOSE WE HOLD DEAR, WE WILL RETALIATE AGAINST THOSE THAT YOU HOLD DEAR.
YOU HAVE NO PROOF. PREVIOUSLY YOU STARTED MANHUNTS. YOU IMPRISONED PEOPLE BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH … NOW YOU USE PLOTS WITH MASSACRES IN MIND.
WE WARN THE AKP GOVERNMENT, IN PARTICULAR MUAMMER GULER. IF YOU MASSACRE THE CHILDREN OF THE PEOPLE, THOSE WHO ARE HELD DEAR, WE WILL NOT HESITATE IN THE SLIGHTEST TO SCORCH THAT WHICH YOU HOLD DEAR.
Devrimci Halk Kurtulus Cephesi
(Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front)