Sêve, Fatma and Pakize commemorated

ŞIRNAK- Women commemorated Sêvê Demir, Fatma Uyar on Pakize Nayır upon their graves on the first anniversary of the assassination of Kurdish activists. “Our numerous young people lost their lives in the ongoing war. All of them were in love with freedom like my Pakize. I have hopes that we will win,” said Behiye Nayır, mother of Pakize Nayır.

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Assembly member Sêvê Demir, Silopi People’s Assembly co-chair Pakize Nayır and Free Women’s Congress (KJA) activist Fatma Uyar, who were killed on January 4, 2016 in the Silopi district of Şırnak during the “curfew”, were commemorated upon their graves. Women gathered under the leadership of the Free Women’s Movement (TJA) and went to Nalaro Cemetery in Şırnak. Behiye Nayır, mother of Pakize, the DBP General Vice Co-chair Gülcihan Şimşek, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MPs Ayşe Acar Başaran, Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir, Aycan İrmez and mother of Cizre People’s Assembly co-chair Mehmet Tunç, who was killed in Cizre, participated in the commemoration.

The TJA activist Ayşe Gökkan gave a speech during the commemoration. Ayşe stated that a great resistance had begun in Kurdistan and emphasized that many people had been killed including these three women in this resistance. Ayşe reminded three Kurdish women politicians killed in Paris and emphasized that Sêve, Fatma and Pakize had been involved in the women’s struggle for many years.

Behiye Nayır, mother of Pakize Nayır, said, “Not only my Pakize but also thousands of our children lost their lives in this struggle. All of them were in love with freedom like my Pakize. This blood is enough. I have hopes, we will win.”

HDP Şırnak MP Aycan İrmez stated that there was a resistance lasted 37-day in Silopi and she witnessed to this resistance. Aycan said, “We had a great pain that evening. But they never gave up their struggle. I talked to Sêvê and she told me; “We will continue this struggle. We will do our best for this struggle even if we are killed in these streets.” Law enforcement forces killed our three comrades. All our friends wanted were to prevent the loss of life and property of the people. But the state killed our female friends with massacre policy. Our friends can sleep well, we will continue their struggle.”