The Executive Council Co-presidency of Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) released a statement marking the 7th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution.
KCK vowed that they as the Kurdish Freedom Movement will always claim and stand by the Rojava revolution that has been achieved through Leader Apo’s (Abdullah Öcalan’s) paradigm for women’s liberation and a democratic ecological society.
The statement by KCK Executive Council Co-presidency said the following;
“We are entering the 8th year of the Rojava Revolution that initiated a democratization process for the peoples of the Middle East. We congratulate the people of Rojava (West) Kurdistan that have realized this revolution, we remember with gratitude and respect the martyrs who played the main role in the realization and defense of this revolution, and wish the veterans success in their future life.
With the 19 July 2012 revolution they realized in Rojava, the Kurdish people have proved to be the leading revolutionary democratic folk of the Middle East. The Rojava revolution becoming a Syrian and the Middle Eastern revolution with the participation of all Syrian peoples -Arabs and Syriacs being in the first place- has created a hope for all peoples. Achieving the fraternity of peoples and beliefs in the Middle East, that had long been made into enemies against one another, has been a mental revolution. Thus, Leader Apo has been proven to be the revolutionary leader of not only the Kurdish people but of all the Middle Eastern peoples.
The democratic autonomous system that has been built through the democratic collective organization of peoples in Northeast Syria, has become a model serving the democratization of the Middle East. As a democratic nation, Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Armenians, Durzis, Chechens and Turkmens have defeated ISIS and al-Nusra that have been backed by the AKP-MHP fascist government. The defeat of ISIS through the power of democratic nation and democratic society has shown how a free and democratic way of living could be achieved through a social and political system. In this way, the peoples have seen the way to overcome the deadlock and agony experienced in the Middle East.
By defeating ISIS, the peoples of Northeast Syria have not only defeated a despotic force in the Middle East, but they also neutralized a proxy organization that bears animosity against all of humanity. As a result of the attacks by the forces hostile to democracy and freedom during the past 7 years, the peoples of North Syria have given over 10 thousand martyrs and more than 20 thousand veterans. The martyrdom of hundreds of internationalist democratic revolutionaries from all around the world -socialists being in the first place- has shaped the character of this revolution. The democratic revolution of northern Syrian peoples has at the same time become the democratic revolution of all peoples on the world. This reality manifests the fact that this revolution possesses an invincible spirit.
The success of northern Syrian peoples’ democratic revolution is the success of the experience created by the democratic revolution led by the Kurds and Middle Eastern peoples for dozens of years. Its permanence shall be achieved by the democratic revolution power of all the Kurdish people and Middle Eastern peoples. Without a doubt, the democratic revolution in northern Syria has exposed the fact that freedom shall be achieved not through peoples’ struggle aiming to found a state, but through a democratic confederal structuring that is based on the fraternity of peoples. The comprehension of the fact that founding a state and a centralist statist mentality would not bring freedom and democracy for peoples, has also been a great gain for the peoples of the Middle East. The power of the autonomous system established by northern Syrian peoples, and its ability to counter any and all attacks, takes its source from this mindset and structuring. From this point of view, it is vital to deepen the democratic revolution in northern Syria by basing on an organized and democratic society.
The democratic autonomous system founded by the peoples in north-eastern Syria is an oasis of freedom and democracy for all the Middle Eastern peoples, it is the breath of peace and fraternity. In this respect, Arabs, Turks, Persians, Azeris, Armenians, Syriacs and all peoples, and all faiths, should protect this oasis of freedom as an attack against it would be an attack against all peoples’ desire for freedom and democracy.
This revolution should be claimed by not only the peoples and democratic forces in the Middle East, but by all democratic forces all around the world. Solidarity should be shown with this revolution against any kind of attack.
As the Kurdish Freedom Movement, we will always claim and stand by the Rojava revolution that has been achieved through Leader Apo’s paradigm for women’s liberation and a democratic ecological society. Our people in all parts of Kurdistan should also embrace this revolution and turn the prices paid and misery suffered by the Kurdish people for a hundred years into a joy of free and democratic living.
Rojava Revolution and the martyrs of North Syrian peoples will be the essence of the Middle East’s democratic revolution, and the Middle Eastern peoples’ struggle for a free and democratic existence will definitively succeed.”