Long Life Leader APO


On the 15th anniversary of the international conspiracy against Leader Abdullah Ocalan, we strongly condemn all the forces taking active part in the conspiracy. We pay our grateful tribute to those martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the resistance under the motto ‘you cannot darken our sun’. We greet with respect Leader APO who showed a great sagacity and made enormous efforts rebutting the international conspiracy.

A conspiracy had been planned against the Kurdish People and

the Kurdish Freedom Movement when the Kurdish People’s Leader was held

captive in Kenya on February 15, 1999. An elimination offence against

the Free Kurd had been unleashed. The conspirators wanted to smash the

Free Kurd, for it had spoiled their games and had rendered the

cultural genocide policies ineffective. They wanted to punish Kurdish

People’s Leader for what he had done to bring about a free spirit, a

free attitude and a free identity for the Kurdish People.

International forces started to say “Yes for the PKK, No for APO” when

they came to realize Leader APO’s role in strengthening the PKK’s

position. They had ruminated over controlling the PKK and rendering it

ineffective by eliminating Leader APO. This has been the reason behind

all the blackening and discrediting campaigns against Leader APO.

Despite all the heavy attacks by the Turkish state and reactionary

forces, the PKK managed to keep and advance its power. That’s why they

wanted to separate ‘the head’ from the body; a case witnessed a lot

throughout the history of Kurdistan.


By establishing a Free Kurdish identity, the PKK has intended

to settle the Kurdish question within the framework of fraternity

between the peoples of the region. Therefore, PKK’s struggle has been

twofold: settling the Kurdish question and, at the same time,

democratizing the countries in the region. The international forces

have deemed this struggle dangerous for their interests and have

nurtured enmity towards it. Therefore, they have planned a conspiracy

against the Kurdish People’s leader and taken him captive in an

attempt to prevent the Freedom Movement from achieving success. Those

taking Leader APO captive had ruminated that the PKK would be

disintegrated within 6 month and thereby the main obstacle in the way

of their policies will be removed.


But the conspirators couldn’t reach their aims due to the

guidance principles of Leader APO and the great struggle of the

Freedom Movement and the Kurdish people against the conspiracy. As a

result of this struggle, Leader APO gained a more influential and

effective role, the Kurdish People raised their level of organization

and consciousness, and the Freedom Movement got stronger and greater.

Today, Leader APO is the most influential leader in the Middle East

and the Kurdish Freedom Movement is the most effective political

force. Leader APO is the basic pioneer and the actualiser of this



Despite all attempts to eliminate him, the Kurdish People’s

Leader has become the leading force not only for the Kurdish People,

but also for all the peoples of the Middle East. It is only him who

has come up with genuine ideological and political solutions for all

the problems in the Middle East. With his ideological and political

influence he is the leader who would determine the future of the

Middle East.


With the paradigm, policies and democratization perspectives of

Leader APO, the Kurds gained a pioneering role and position in the

Middle East. In the Middle East, the 21st century will be the century

of the Kurds. Equipping themselves with the mentality of radical

democracy, they will not only free themselves but also all the peoples

in the region.  Leader APO is the ideological, theoretical and

paradigmatic pioneer of this democratization process while the Kurdish

people are its greatest social force. With its ideological and

political capacity, the freedom Movement has turned this social force

and power of thought into the most basic dynamic of the revolution of

the Middle East.

The international conspirators and those who want to eliminate

the Kurds through cultural genocide got into action when they realized

that Leader APO, Kurdish People and the Freedom Movement has gained

such capacity. They started campaigns for discrediting Leader APO and

the Freedom Movement. Their aim was to render Leader APO and the

Freedom Movement ineffective at a time when they had become the

freedom hope of a people. Also they intended to inflict setbacks on

the peoples’ struggle for freedom and democracy and secure the

continuation of chaos in Turkey. Those forces attacking Leader APO and

our Movement are the chaos mongers who want to run and continue their

policies through chaos. Therefore,  having realized these facts, our

peoples should raise their struggles and take a stance against those

chaos mongers who have increased their offences against our Leader and

our Freedom Movement.


The AKP administration has benefited from the state of deadlock

in the Kurdish question and has based its existence on the

continuation of that deadlock.  In order to get the AKP abandon this

policy and embark on the democratization process, Leader APO and the

Freedom Movement gave its all to ensure a non-conflict situation and

bring about democratic settlement and a free life. But the AKP

administration has given no response to these steps aiming at helping

Turkey break the deadlock. Instead, it squanders the opportunities and

reserves for democratization and the settlement of the Kurdish

question by stringing out the problems and adopting delusionary

policies. This will sound the death knell for both the settlement

process and the AKP itself.  The AKP administration will either start

deep and comprehensive negotiations or it will drown in the Kurdish

deadlock and will be relegated to the ash bin of history.


On the 15th anniversary of the conspiracy, our peoples and

democratic circles should raise their common democratic struggle

everywhere so as to get the AKP take democratization steps. Chanting

“Free Leader, Free Kurdistan” slogans, they should turn the protests

into actions for the democratization of Turkey and the settlement of

the Kurdish question.


On the 15th anniversary of the conspiracy, we should also take

a stance against those who have distorted and montaged Leader APO’s

dialogues in Imrali and have attacked the moral values of our movement

and our peoples. Therefore, we should take to the squares and show our

attitudes in the sternest manner against these offences. We will spoil

the games and rebut the plots of those who want to base their

existence on  creating conflict between the peoples and breaking

peoples’ hope for freedom and democracy. We should show to all, friend

or foe, that we will defeat the conspirators and establish a free and

democratic life for our peoples.


Long Life Leader APO

Long Life the Resistants Against the Conspiracy

Long Life the Free Democratic Unity of the Peoples