Free Our Comrades and Students of Bogazici University Now!
AKP’s last play, which uses all kinds of manipulation and oppression tools to crush every opponent voice, is being played at the Boğaziçi University. The AKP Government, taking advantage of the provocation of a group of fascists, detained our friends to oppress the left opposition. Everyone should know that our comrades in custody are valiant revolutionaries who struggle to become the voice of the laborers and the oppressed while they have every advantage to make career in this rotten system.
Universities have always been places of free mind and struggle against tyranny and the system of exploitation. In this sense, the universities offered blood to the revolutionary veins of the country and have been a source hope. This is the truth that the AKP regime can not accept.
The AKP order stinks so much that it can only be supported through the ignorance arising from people’s deprivation. This helplessness of the AKP requires the State of Emergency and various kinds of bullying. They are afraid of any kind of opposition because they can not rule the country without imposing the State of Emergency for the perpetuity of the one man regime, and for this reason they threaten the universities.
This hurry, this hatred is not in vain. Because university youth continues to represent an endless mischief for the regime. It is because of that fear that many of our friends are under custody, especially in Ankara and Boğaziçi Universities, from this week onwards.
While our friends from Ankara University were released during the last days, the operations towards Boğaziçi University are increasingly continuing. While house and dormitory raids are being made, the police is trying to increase the pressure by making CRC (identity check) in the study areas and in the faculties around the university. There are now 12 students under custody. Erdoğan, who says “ We will not give these Communist students the right to study” must know that, Socialist Youth did not submit to pressure until this time; and they will not submit from now on.
Orders come directly from AKP leader Erdogan. For our friends in Boğaziçi, Erdogan issued the verdict by saying “terrorist” before everybody. It is an attempt to influence the judicial process politically and it is a crime. Erdogan is misleading the public by saying, “We will not let the terrorists in the school gardens open the square”, because there was no fighting nor violence in Boğaziçi, camera records are clear. So will the same Erdoğan say something for fascist gangs who come to school with knives and guns to attack left-wing students?
If books are to be more dangerous than bombs, if FETO (Fethullah Gulen) is to be Hoca Efendi (Supreme Religious Leader), if the USA and NATO are to be allies, if ISIS is to be “angry youth”, if the head-cutter FSA (Free Syrian Army) is to be Kuva-i Milliye (old name for the Armed Forces) and if Mafia who wants to make blood-bath is to be patriotic, of course the Revolutionary Youth who is against all those and the 50% of the public who said “no” in the referendum becomes “Terrorist”.
The ones who constantly plant the seed of hatred into society, the ones who build their power on feud and hostility, of course want to silence the call for brotherhood among the peoples. They want ethnic, religious, and cultural polarizations to be vigorous so that the laborers can not resist the opposition to the exploitation system that brutally drifts one from the other. That is why they mark the people who critise the war policy on the Kurdish Issue as traitors. However, history will write down those who plunder this country and who are the real enemy of the people. They know this very well, and they can not escape from this fate.
Those who think that they can end the youth struggle with these detentions are greatly mistaken; from “ODTU is Standing” to “TrusteePresident” protests, the youth has already shown that it will not bow down to the dictatorship. We have a couple of words to say against the ruling and its partners who have entered a higher level of expectations through the pressures and operations: the pressures on revolutionaries and youth in this country have not emerged today, and will not come to an end until this corrupted system ends. Well, we, not only struggling for freedom in universities but also for labourers, when did we silence ,digest, dawn? Never. So your efforts are for nothing. Immediately release our friends, companions, whom you detained for reasons of fabrication! You can not terrorize Socialists by oppressing them! We are against every war, oppression and exploitation policy of yours!
We have a couple of words to say against the ruling and its partners who have entered a higher level of expectations through oppression and operations; you can be hand-picked eaters of the order you founded, you may think yourselves very mighty, but from Şeyh Bedrettin to İnce Memed, you can not silence those lands that have a history of resistance. While you send 301 miners to death in Soma, while records are been breaking in occupational murders, while Kurds and Alewis are suffering, while women and secular people are marginalized, while youth is destined to futurelessness, do you really think that we will give up ?
Our tradition does not end from Mustafa Suphi to Deniz Gezmiş!
The youth will not bow down!
Release our detained friends immediately!
Long Live Revolutionary Solidarity!