- Category: Imperialism & War
- Created on Saturday, 23 April 2011 19:36
- Written by Maoist Revolution
Kasama received the following press release via the Maoist Revolution list. The TKP/ML is the name of one current of the Communist Party of Turkey, Marxist-Leninist. TIKKO is the name of their armed organization within Turkey. The press release was issued by the TKP/ML-International Relation Office.
This winter, a sudden avalanche came crashing through a Maoist guerrilla encampment in the high mountains of eastern Turkey. It was nighttime, 5 am, and five women fighters were buried.
5 martyrs of TKP/ML-TIKKO die in Dersim
The press statement of the TKP/ML-TIKKO Dersim Region Comittee from April 20th 2011 states that on 2nd February 2011, 5 guerillas of TKP/ML- TIKKO have lost their lives as a result of an avalanche. According to the statement of the Dersim Region; on February 2nd 2011 at 5am an avalanche destroyed the Winter-Camp and killed five female TIKKO guerillas.
2- Nursen Aslan, aka Emel, was born in Tokat (along the Black Sea coast) in 1981. She joined the guerrilla struggle in 1999. She was a forward sympathiser of the TKP/ML. She was a commander in the Dersim Region.
3- Gulizar Ozkan, aka Ozlem, was born in 1967 in Dersim. She joined the guerrilla forces in 2005. She was a forward sympathiser of the party. She was a TIKKO commander.
4- Fatma Acar, aka Dilek, was born in 1983 in Mersin. She joined the guerrilla struggle in 2006. She was a forward sympathiser of the TKP/ML and a commander of TIKKO.
5- Derya Aras, aka Sevda, was born in 1979 in Erzincan and joined the guerilla in 2009. She was a forward sympathiser of the TKP/ML and a TIKKO fighter.