Category Archives: Paris assassinations

Paris Assassinations Cover-up: We Are All Sakine, Fidan and Leyla!

Kurdish Women’s Movement of Europe Statement: On the 9th of January, 2013, three Kurdish female politicians Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez were assassinated in Paris. In the time after the assassinations the documents, tapes and witnesses all pointed towards the Turkish Intelligence Services (MIT) as the organisers and perpetrators of this heinous attack. The…

‘Just Because a Suspect Has Died the Turkish State Cannot Escape Trial’: Families of Paris Assassinations Victims

A joint statement by the families of PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK member Fidan Dogan and Kurdish Youth Movement member Leyla Saylemez who were murdered on 9th January 2013 in Paris. We were informed on 16.12.2016 Friday night by our lawyers that “according to the latest medical report of suspect Omer Guney he was…

If I lived in Paris

Poem by Kazhal Nuri: Translated by Goran Rahim If I lived in Paris, On every street, I would have burned a planet On every street, I would have broken the glass of a car By the emulsion paint of red I would have written on every display glass of the markets. I would have brought…

‘Unless otherwise proven, the MIT will be held responsible for the Paris assassinations’

By the Co-Presidency of the KCK Executive Council: One year has passed since the assassinations of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Shaylemez in Paris; but neither the French nor the Turkish governments have taken any step to find the killers. However, with the escalation of the power conflict in Turkey, documents related to the Paris…

‘Leaked’ document could link Turkish MIT to the Paris assassinations

KT News: An apparently secret document of the MIT (Turkish Intelligence Services) that refers to preparations for the assassination of Sakine Cansız, co-founder of the PKK, has surfaced today. Sakine was shot dead in Paris on 9th January, 2013 together with her comrades Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez. The document is classified as ‘Secret’, dated 18th November 2011,…

Kurds protest the January 2013 Paris assassinations

Photos by Maryam Ashrāfi: Thousands of Kurds marched in Paris today calling for a speedier investigation into the brutal murders of three Kurdish women politicians on 9th January 2012. Chief suspect Omer Guney, a Turkish immigrant in France, is still being held in custody and Reuters has reported on his suspected links to Turkish intelligence. 12…

No more silence since Paris

By Dilar Dirik: Ten months ago, our friends were murdered in Paris. 9 bullets, 304 days, millions of clenched, raised fists, and 3 graves. And the French state is silent, silent… Three revolutionary female bodies lay violently still in 147, Rue Lafayette. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe…

Paris murders: Turkish cover up

KT News: Turkish authorities have failed to give French investigators into the murder of three Kurdish activists information about the prime suspect’s links with Turkey, according to a Reuters report. The magistrate in charge of the case is about to lodge a formal appeal for information from Turkey about Omer Guney, a Turkish immigrant who has…

Is the French government silent because it is guilty?

By TJKE (Kurdish women’s movement in Europe): On January 9, our friends Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Şaylemez were murdered in Paris. All three were courageous Kurdish women who fought for a democratic solution to the Kurdish question, as well as for women’s liberation. Sakine Cansiz was a woman who, as one of the…

A call for justice: Over 100 women join together to demand justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla

Sakine Cansız, Dogan Fidan and Leyla Söylemez - shot dead

By Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Open Letter to Christiane Taubira, French Justice Minister Women call for Justice for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla Dear Mme Christiane Taubira, We are writing to you because we are sure, like us, you were deeply shocked when you heard of the assassinations in Paris of three Kurdish women human rights…