We, the delegates of the International Conference for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines, support the international campaign for the release of the Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan and all political prisoners in Turkey. Their release is essential for the success of the peace process which started in the beginning of 2013.
We support the process for a democratic solution of the Kurdish question and call upon the Turkish state to fulfil its responsibilities at the current second stage of the peace process. The Turkish state has to avoid any military operation. Further Turkey has to abolish the paramilitary „village guard“ system and stop the extention of military bases and strategical dam projects which threatens people’s lives in North Kurdistan. Turkey is requested to make a new democratic constitution which insures the individual and collective rights of all peoples in Turkey, including their right to self-determination.
We declare our solidarity with the Kurdish people’s struggle for a just and lasting peace in Kurdistan and the Middle East based on Democratic Autonomy. The attacks by Syrian government forces and armed groups sponsored by Turkey against Kurdish communities in West Kurdistan (Syria) have to be stopped immidiatly and talks for a democratic, peaceful solution in Syria should be started with the participation of all political and national groups in Syria.
Finally, we call for justice for the Kurdish women activists Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez who were assasinated in Paris on 9 January 2013 by dark forces. France has to enlighten these political murders and the involved forces/states. The perpetrators and involved forceshave to be convicted immediatly.
Peace needs justice and the freedom for all political prisoners!