Featured image: Grave visit in Ankara. Source: Yeni Demokrasi
More actions have been made in multiple places for the Week of Commemoration of Martyrs of the Party and Revolution called for by TKP/ML, which took place on the last week of January. We have reported on earlier actions here.
In Ankara, the grave of Özgür Kemal Karabulut was visited. He was martyred on the 20th of October 1997, after refusing to surrender to the enemy and falling in combat. After a moment of silence, a speech by Partizan was held. In it it was pledged to continue the struggle for revolution and communism which is irrigated by the blood of hundreds of comrades like Özgür until victory, no matter how difficult the conditions might be.
In addition, the graves of Ulaş Bardakçı, Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan, Mahir Çayan, Hüseyin İnan and Niyazi Yıldızhan, who gave their lives in the revolutionary struggle, were visited and carnations were laid on their graves.
Also Partizan in Switzerland, Germany and Austria has organized events to commemorate the martyrs.
In Zürich, Switzerland, an event was held on the 21st of January. The event started with a moment of silence followed by a speech which reminded that revolution is not a dinner party but an act of violence, and how those who fell for the revolution show the necessity of it. “Our party embraces those who became immortal for the Revolution by vowing to realize the ideal of the revolution that they could not complete. They are natural parts of our conscious action and revolutionary attitude. Those who become immortal for the revolution – “They are the mind, spirit and memory of the revolutionary struggle…”,” the speech concluded.
After the opening speech, the statement of the Central Committee of the TKP/ML was read, followed by a statement of TKP/ML Abroad Committee.
After this, poetry group Mavi Yol Şiir Grubu performed poems. The youngest member of the group was a eight year old child whose performance of the poem “Gulasor” was received emotionally by the audience.
After the poetry performance, families of TKP/ML martyrs Mehmet Ali, Halil Çakıroğlu , Ali Rıza, Sırma Boyoğlu , Emel Kılınç, Yusuf Ayata , Nurşen Aslan, Ferdi Karacan , Hasan Gülünay, Hüseyin Peken , Polat İyit , Ali Uçar and Gökçe Kurban as well as the martyr of MKP Umut Çatakçin took the stage and held speeches.
The event ended with the performance of the Asmin-Roza Children’s Choir, named after two immortalized comrades. The performance was followed by a closing speech. Also messages were read from different organizations and greeted with slogans.
In Stuttgart, Germany, an event was organized on the 20th of January. The site of the event was decorated with banners and pictures of the immortalized. The statements of the TKP/ML Central Committee and Abroad Committee were read and songs were sung. Ozan Cömert performed Kurdish songs, which were received with admiration by the audience.
The families of Nergiz Gülmez, Suzan Zengin, Gamze Gül Kaya, Ali İhsan Özkan, Kenan Harite and Suna Yağan were invited to the stage and were given carnations, and the families held speeches. They ended with the slogan “Martyrs of the Revolution are Immortal!”
After this, messages from different organizations were read. The event ended with the performance of the folk artist Pınar Aydınlar, who performed revolutionary anthems and folk songs.
In Wörgl, Austria, an event was held on the 27th of January, starting with a greeting to the audience and a minute of silence. An opening speech was held by Partizan, in which it was highlighted that the martyrs provide inexhaustible energy to the revolution, with those who came after them adhering to their struggle, and that forgetting the legacy of the martyrs would be a great betrayal to the revolution.
After the opening speech, there was a movie screening. After this, the statement of the TKP/ML was read. Music was performed by the music group working within the Innsbruck Democratic Immigrants Association. In the end, slogans were shouted.