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Statement about the hunger strike and death fast resistance in the prisons of Turkey and North Kurdistan

MLKP Turkey/Kurdistan, Central Committee, 31.05.2019


Dear comrades,

the indefinite hunger strike and death fast resistance in the prisons of Turkey and North Kurdistan and outside the prisons, from Canada to Europe to Iraq and to Rojava, has ended with a success, breaking the isolation on Imrali prison lasting for the last 8 years. Surely, this will affect the conditions of other political prisoners.

Here, we would like to share the statement of our Central Committee and the communist political prisoners who were on hunger strike:


Long live the resistance, long live the victory!

Four years ago, the fascist chief and the murderous regime of public enemies had announced that a shield reading "no entry and exit" had been issued in front of the prison in Imrali and that this shield would not be ever hung up again. They propagated this as if the leader of the national democratic movement had been buried alive. They waged a fascist psychological war that was accompanied by the demagogy that the PKK, which waged a determined struggle for national democratic rights, forced them to do so.

With the vanguard initiative of Leyla Güven, the resistance of the indefinite hunger strike and the attack of the death fast were started and developed, whereby the fascist chief-regime had to hang up this shield and throw away the grave lock, the culprit sitting on the chair of the Ministry of Justice had to declare the "repeal of the prohibition of attending lawyers’ visit ", Öcalan's handwritten message from Imrali to the outside had to be accepted. The forbidden streets have been conquered again by the de-facto legitimate struggle. The deception about the invincibility of the dictator and the fascist chief regime has been strongly hit, along with its wall of fear.

Once again it is seen that those who have the courage to pass through the sacrifice gates sooner or later will win. May this political and ideological victory be ???? to the workers, women, youth and all the oppressed!

Glory above all the 8 immortal comrades; the creators of victory; the indefinite hunger strikers, among whom were also eleven communists, and who were in various corners of the world; the “free” prisoners who started the attack of the death-fast; the mothers with the white headscarf! Glory to the toilers, women and youth who shed sweat on the streets for the success of this great struggle in Turkey, Kurdistan and Europe.

Until the complete defeat of the extermination and isolation attacks of fascism in the prisons, the struggle on the streets and in the prisons will always be on the agenda. Communist prisoners and our party will fulfill their revolutionary responsibilities in this sense.


May 26, 2019

MLKP Central Committee


"This victory will be the harbinger of new victories"

The resistance that began under the vanguard initiative of Leyla Güven and grew up with sacrifice; with the sacrificial spirit of Zülfük, Medya and Yonca; with the determination of our white-scarf wearing mothers and the resilience of thousands of prisoners, has come to this point.

The determined prison resistance has persisted for three seasons, has spread from the prisons to the streets and has grown with the will of those who have resisted the hopelessness in the direction.

We, as the prisoners of MLKP cases, have seen it as a historical responsibility to be subjects of this struggle against isolation and to position ourselves accordingly. We have become a modest, but unyielding part of this resistance. We are proud and happy to be part of this resistance and victory.

We believe that this victory, which has entered the history of the oppressed, will be the yeast for new resistance and victory against fascism and greet those who increase this will both inside and out.

MLKP-Case Prisoners


We would like to salute all the effort and practices for the international solidarity. The struggle goes on, now with more passionate and determined for victory.

Also, you can use these statements in the ICOR website as our monthly contribution alongside our monthly international bulletin.

International Bureau

MLKP Turkey/Kurdistan

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