The Democratic Society Movement issued a written statement in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
The birth of the leader Ocalan is the birth of humanity embodied in the personality of the Kurdish people. And this birth revived the historical values of the Kurdish people.
The statement added, "As the prophet Ibrahim fought against Nimrud and Kawa al-Haddad fought against al-Dahak on this geography, the birth of the leader Ocalan means the birth of humanity again. The activist Leyla Guven received the birth of the leader this year with great resistance and turned to the vanguard of the struggle for democracy. Leyla Guven says the birth of the leader Abdullah Ocalan means the birth of the woman and the movement."
"The philosophy of life, embodied in the most difficult circumstances, was the reason for the Kurdish people to rise up for their freedom," the statement said, adding that the Kurdish people; old persons, youths, women and men were able to establish a sacrificing army. The victory that has been achieved against Daesh confirms the truth of this sacrificing people. This people continue to resist all over the world, and the isolation imposed on the leader Ocalan is an isolation imposed on them. This people is screaming and saying that the only way to gain freedom is to lift the isolation."
The statement added, "We welcome the fourth of April 2019, the 70th anniversary of the birth of the leader Abdullah Ocalan with more struggle and determination. The protection of democracy is linked to the freedom of the leader Abdullah Ocalan. The hunger strike convoy increases our determination to struggle. The alliance of the two parties of the Justice and Development and the National Movement seeks through its hostile policies to steal the values of freedom and occupy our homeland, but it must know well that the Kurdish people and the peoples of the region have escalated and strengthened their resistance and struggle by adhering to the directives of leader Abdullah Ocalan and uniting with all humanity."
Therefore, the people of north and east of Syria in general and all the Kurdish people in particular must fulfill the responsibilities that they undertake to achieve freedom, establish democratic life, achieve a free Kurdistan and a democratic Middle East. With this confidence we congratulate all the peoples of the region on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the leader Abdullah Ocalan."