REVOLUTIONARY PEOPLE’S LIBERATION FRONT
Date: January 9, 1996; Statement No: 26
ATTACK AGAINST THE CENTRE OF THE SABANCI HOLDING COMPANY
THIS COUNTRY IS OURS
THIS IS OUR PEOPLE
Blood has been smeared in our mountains, on our peaks, in our shanty towns and in the most remote corners of our country. This blood is the blood of our young girls, our sons, it is the blood of our people of all ages. The towns, neighbourhoods and villages have become open prisons… Torture centres have been set up everywhere. Hundreds of people have been executed, in the eyes of the whole world, without any form of justice or court. They even rejected their own laws. They planned and executed these massacres, from Sirnak to Istanbul. Our people were burnt alive. Thousands of villages have been bombed, evacuated by force, and people were forced to seek refuge.
Thousands of people were taken in custody or arrested, they were tortured and crippled for live. Tens of thousands of people have been charged with the most severe charges, there is no room left in the prisons. Cruelty, injustice and brutality have risen and are omnipresent. Poverty has become so great that the majority of the people can no longer afford bread.
Everything has been left to the imperialists, economically as well as politically. Investments, workers wages, production prices are all agreed upon by the imperialists. How are we going to educate our children and our young, what kind of culture are they going to have, when every decision is made by the imperialists. The media propaganda has been used to promote the exploitation by imperialism, poverty, imperialistic education and the cultural politics of imperialism. By doing so, they have managed to wreck the values and the friendship of the people. Our young girls and women have been led to prostitution because of this system.
The imperialists have sold of our political and cultural values. They have destroyed everything.
Because of a few exploiting classes, no one has the right to openly express their values, their rights, their own literature. Therefore no one can stand up and fight for his or her rights, or join an organisation. The parliament is packed with corrupt politicians and exploiters who enrich the government and imperialism. The president, the prime minister and the ministers, they all obey the imperialist system and help the exploitation. The have destroyed all the national values. Shamelessly they vowed to keep their promises to America.
Our soil has been watered by the tears form the mothers of the children who have been murdered. Thousands of people have been massacred and more than 300 people were kidnapped and are missing. And when this was not enough, they attacked our prisoners and murdered them.
Everything is dark, and blood is everywhere. That’s the picture which was painted. There is only one light ahead, and that’s the light of the people’s liberation fight for freedom. This is the picture in Turkey.
This dark picture is created by the hand of the exploiting people who work within imperialism and exploit the country and the people. They are the ones who make governments, who break governments. The are the ones who bring in the military junta, who preach democracy and who massacre the people. They are the SABANCI’s.
The Sabanci’s run the country politically and economically. They decide what kind of education and culture the country should have. All the bourgeois parties who form the government, who bring in capital, are attached to the Sabanci’s. People like the Sabanci’s have managed to promote imperialism and they rule the country.
We hold the Sabanci’s, the Koc’s, and the TUSIAD (the Association of Turkish Business) responsible for the exploitation and the rise of fascism in our country.
THE CABINET THAT DID NOT MEET, MEETS NOW
The people who run the country were hit. Not one word was said by the cabinet when we produced the documents about starvation, poverty, and the bloody massacre of thousands of people. But now they are all worked up. The cabinet also didn’t have one single meeting when the country was hit by earthquakes and rain floods which forced people to flee their homes, but when Sabanci was punished they held a meeting and spoke about grief. People who do not have any relationship with the nation are the nation’s enemy and therefore it is impossible for them to work with the people. They are the ones who massacre and exploit the people. But now one of the biggest exploiters and leading men has been punished for the crimes he committed. His partners in crime are the ones who are mourning his death. But they don’t worry about anybody. These traitors and enemies of the people only want to exploit the people even more. The security system was contracted to the Americans. But this did not protect them from the people’s justice. They weren’t upset about Sabanci’s death, they were seeing themselves in the same situation and they were seeing their own crimes.
The worried should think about the people who are unable to bury their dead, or when they bury their dead, they are dragged across the soil, taken into custody. These are the things they should think about. They should also think about the tears of the families when they were not allowed to bury their dead, when it was said “Do not give them their corps”. They should think about the journalist who was killed, Metin Goktepe, who was there to cover the funeral. After Sabaci, they should think again.
WE WARNED THEM MANY TIMES
We have warned all the collaborationist capitalist classes about the massacres, the torture, the kidnappings, the disappearances, the refugees. We warned them not to support the government and the political parties in government who were blamed for all the things which happened. We warned them not to support a government which is an enemy of the people.
But instead we have seen more oppression, more massacres and more missing people.
Forget this myth about “We are the state, we can cut and we can hang”. The people do not believe this myth anymore. Throughout the history of mankind, no crime has been left unpunished. No society has kept on living in injustice and without pride. The rightful will win ultimately.
We warn the monopolies and the imperialists who want to continue to exploit the people by creating a new government, and the warning includes the parties and MP’s: Do not believe that we can’t get to you. Do not support their parties and become their partners in crime. For Sabanci was not save in his American Skyscraper and his armed body guards. The greatest strength in the world is the strength of the country and its people, willing to give up their lives. No strength can ever beat the people’s strength.
You can either join the likes of Sabanci, the TUSIAD and the imperialist to fight against the people, or you can join the people’s struggle for liberation from imperialism and fascism.
WE WARN YOU ONCE MORE, AND WE ASK THE PRESIDENT, THE PRIME MINISTER, THE PARTIES, AND THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT: WHERE ARE THE MURDERERS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE?
The murderers who killed thousands of unarmed people were rewarded in front of everybody and they were made MP’s.
More than 300 people have been kidnapped, disappeared and were murdered.
THE MURDERERS, THE KIDNAPPERS, SHOULD BE TRIED BY INDEPENDENT COURTS.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been tortured and are still faced with torture. The prisoners are packed with revolutionaries who are being attacked and murdered.
FREE THE PRISONERS, EMPTY THE PRISONS!
3.000 of our villages have been evacuated by force. Nearly 3 million people were forced to flee. The Kurdish people who live in this country are refused their identity and they are faced with ethnic cleansing politics.
TAKE YOUR BLOODY HANDS OF KURDISTAN!
Our country is robbed of its sovereignty by imperialism. The bourgeois has taken all forms of democracy and replaced it with a fascist sovereignty. Prisons are centres of torture.
The government, the parties, the people who work for the government and the MP’s are all to blame for this.
We do not want to punish anyone with death. We do not prefer the armed struggle. But we do not have any choice, there is no other way in our country to have our rights. Fascism is dominant everywhere. The imperialists have taken away our freedom. The government is shaped by a few exploiters. These few are the Sabanci’s and the Koc’s. To end this, there is no other option but to take up the gun. Today the army and the police control the government, they open fire upon the people and bomb them, so we have no choice but to fight back.
On January 9, 10.30 a.m., the Sabanci Centre was raided by our AHMET FAZIL ÖZDEMIR ARMED PROPAGANDA UNIT. Özdemir Sabanci, member of the Sabanci Holding management, Haluc Gurgon, another important person in the company and manager of Toyota-Sa, and Nilgun Hasefe, secretary of Sakip Sabanci, were punished. Our fighters did not hurt or harm anybody else and they returned to their base.