Statement by DSIP (Turkey): Bullets aimed at peace
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) co-founder Sakine Cansiz, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Paris represantative Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were murdered in an armed attack on the Kurdistan Information Bureau in Paris.
The purpose of this assassination is clearly to sabotage the peace negotiations between the Turkish government and the PKK. Such acts of sabotage were expected since the start of negotiations between PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and the Turkish government which have led to widespread optimism throughout the country about an end to the 30-year-old war which has claimed 40,000 lives.
Not even the solution of the Kurdish question, but simply the beginning of a serious dialogue between the two sides has already disturbed and alarmed the war-mongers.
* The bullets were fired in an attempt to interrupt the peace negotiations.
* Those who fired them must be found without delay.
* The Turkish goverment must ensure the security of the Kurdish negotiators.
* The negotiations must be speeded up and made transparent, in order to render such sabotage ineffective.
Millions of Kurds and Turks are in favour of peace. The way to win the peace and stop further sabotage is to take to the streets, to shout even louder for peace, and to raise solidarity with the Kurdish people.
Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (DSIP)