'Our meeting with Ocalan was turning point in our live'

Citizens met with the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan made clear that Ocalan called for them to depend on themselves in all aspects to determine their fate, and they assured that their meeting with him was an important turning point in their live.


In the context of the anniversary of the international conspiracy that targeted the leader Ocalan, Hawar news agency interviewed with the components of Aleppo city and Tirbê Spîyê district in Qamişlo canton.

The citizen Hajj Abdi Khelef, the father of the martyr Lewand Tirbê Spîyê met Ocalan in 1994 in Aleppo city and he considered that a turning point of his mentality after the leader Ocalan explained the political developments during a meeting lasted for seven hours.

Hajj Abdi Khelef noted to Hawar news agency that Ocalan said to them that the people must rely on themselves at all aspects; organization, protection and the administration of the society. The society must manage itself and determine its fate. 

'Whoever serves their mother, would serve their homeland'

Khelef mentioned that during the meeting, a girl came to join the revolution's ranks, and Ocalan asked her about her social status, and when he relegalized that her mother was alone in the house, he said to her, "Go back to home and serve your mother, whoever serves their mother, would serve their homeland."

Hajj Abdi Khelef added, "I ask all the components of the area to unit their ranks against whoever attempts to undermine our freedom and administrate our areas. The leader is among us as long as his ideologies and philosophy are applied."

The citizen Fikret Tetar who is at 49 was introduced to the Liberation Movement after her brother Adnan Tetar (the nom de guerre Rifat) joined the Kurdistan Liberation Movement's ranks and his martyrdom for Fikret to play a main role in the national work after she faced the society's pressures as she is a woman and has not right to exit the house.

Fikret Teter got acquainted with the leader's books and philosophy in which he clarified the role of women in the society, democracy and people's fraternity.  

After Fikret got married, she lived in Aleppo and made of her home a center for struggle where the nationalists carried out their duties towards the Kurdish Cause; holding meetings, trainings and secret meetings in addition to giving medical treatment to the wounded.

Fikret Teter also played her role in publishing the leaflets, books, video tapes about the Kurdish Cause secretly.

Ocalan in Fikret's home

One of Fikret's relatives who was a joiner in the national work told her in the winter of 1992 that the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan would visit her in her home. By the evening, Ocalan entered her home to supervise the training. Fikret welcomed him and there was a talk about the importance of the struggle for the sake of liberating the peoples.

Fikret added, "The leader focused on the importance of standing together and not to marginalize the role of women in addition to training the individual at all intellectual, political and organizational domains."

In 1999, after the international conspiracy that targeted the leader Ocalan and resulted in arresting him, Fikret's old son Imad Ibrahim whose nom de guerre is Agid joined the ranks of the Kurdistan Liberation Movement.

Due to the national stances of Fikret's family, her husband and youngest son were arrested by the Syrian government in 2004, and they were tortured. 

Fikret Teter said in the end of her speech, "Throughout my life, I have avoided weakness and defeat, and I derived my strength from the leader's approach and philosophy that turned my life course."

The citizen Jamal Hajj Mansour who is at 61 from Jettel village said, "I met the leader in 1992 at the August 15th Party in Lebanon at the Martyr Ma'soum Qurqmaz Academy. In our journey to Lebanon, many people stuck to the convoy, confirming their going even if they would be obliged to walk."

Hajj Mansour continued, "During our journey, we suffered from many problems by the Syrian and Lebanese governments and we were obliged to go in illegal manners. I cannot describe my feeling when I met the leader."

Hajj Mansour noted that during the meeting, the leader focused on the necessity to unify the Kurdish ranks.

The citizen Suleiman Hajj Ali who is at 60 from ed-Dirbasiya district met with Ocalan in 1991 and said in this context, "It was a good feeling when we saw the people of all the parts of Kurdistan heading to see Ocalan."

Hajj Ali said, "During the lecture delivered by the leader, he confirmed the necessity to unify the Kurdish ranks and demand their rights in addition to the work for the sake of all the components that suffer from authoritarianism."



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