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(en) Turkey, Solidarity time for people being judged from the Mayday Trial (tr)
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:52:27 +0200
We are calling you to meet for the anarchists, being judged from Mayday Trial, in front of
ÃaÄlayan Courthouse C Gate at 09.00am on January 25th, 2013 ---- 1 May operation and the
trial is the final point of operations of passing through the sword of justice, which is
one of the grinding devices of the state, for all anarchist and anti-authoritarians. So,
not to let our friends alone and to show the fairness of exploiter, we are going to be in
front of ÃaÄlayan Courthouse C gate, at 09.00am, on January 25th, Friday. ---- In the last
1st of May, after the actions in which dozens of capitalist establishments and companies,
at â1 May Operationâ held on May 14th and 28th around 60 people consist of anarchists,
libertarians, ecologists and animal liberation activists were taken into custody early in
the morning and they were questioned for four days and appeared in the court at which 15
people were arrested. They were released on August 20th afterward stayed in Metris Prison
for ninety six days.
As the state and its fair scales, a protector of liar world created by the money and
multinational companies, continue its arbitrary applications incrementally, its efforts to
repress and to grind struggles by aiming at opposing individuals and groups from all sides
in order to eternize its authority and to protect the system of exploiters from the public
by mobilizing its security criers continue as well.
The state, fed by this cruelty, with a special court of competent jurisdiction (ÃYM) which
is a part of the so-called justice leads to make injustice widespread in broad section of
society. As to point opposing individuals as actors of this theatre in the eyes of
society, to eliminate or to put them alive in the tomb is continued.
The fair mechanism of the state that undertakes the mission for the revenge on behalf of
companies threatened activists by judging them as members of âterrorist organizationâ
although there was no evidence in the hands of the state. Hereby, the state made this
attack to tag and repress a large group of people, which includes anarchist individuals
and collectives from different orientations.
On 1st of May, 2012 during the walk from MecidiyekÃy to Taksim within the frame of Workers
Day in Ästanbul, some capitalist and state targets like banks, ATM, multinational stores
and bus stations were attacked. After action, media fastened on anarchists claiming that
anarchists put a damper on Workers Day celebrations. That leaded to accuse anarchist,
ecologist and animal liberator people and trigger the state and its police force.
Immediately after the anathema campaign of the media, âAnti-Terrorâ Police Teams started
large scaled operations towards the people walking side by side on May, 1st . Here is the
summary of experiences:
14th May 2012
Early in the morning around 5am, at concurrent operations by raiding the homes, 45 people
were taken into custody by âAnti-Terrorâ Police Teams in Ästanbul, MuÄla, ÅarkÃy,
TekirdaÄ, Trabzon and Äzmir. The homes were raided and searched and additionally private
properties, computers, hard disks, mobile phones and flash disks were confiscated.
There were anarchists, animal liberation activists, ecologists, 8 months pregnant, 7
members of YeryÃzÃne ÃzgÃrlÃk DerneÄi, 1 member of PaylaÅma ve DayanÄÅma DerneÄi, 1
activist from Toprak ve ÃzgÃrlÃk Kooperatifi among the people taken into custody.
- Following the operations, Devrimci AnarÅist Faaliyet made the press release in Taksim
Square to show their solidarity with the people under custody and to protest against state
terror. Ätaatsizler, Toprak ve ÃzgÃrlÃk Kooperatifi, BarÄÅ ÄÃin Vicdani Ret Platformu,
Demokratik Yurtsever GenÃlik, Ezilenlerin Sosyalist Partisi (ESP), SGD, Milyonlar Adalet
Ästiyor Änsiyatifi, TÃm ÄGD, Toplumsal EÅitlik, GÃkkuÅaÄÄ KadÄn DerneÄi, ÄHD Ästanbul
Åubesi, GenÃler Meydana Änsiyatifi, EHP, ÃÄrenci Kolektifleri, KaldÄraÃ, Sosyalist Parti
and Sosyalist Demokrasi Partisi (SDP) supported this press release.
17th May, 2012
After 4 days of custody, 10 people out of 45 were released from police station. The
remaining 35 people were dispatched to prosecutorâs office. 20 more people were released
from the prosecution and the remaining 15 people were dispatched to court. The court
decided to release 6 people with pending trial and to send 9 people to Metris Type-T Prison.
20th May, 2012
Ankara AnarÅi Änisiyatifi and AnarÅist KonÃnist Kolektif, organized a joint press release
to protest against the operations in YÃksel Avenue.
23th May, 2012
YeryÃzÃne ÃzgÃrlÃk DerneÄi, arranged a press release to protest against operations and to
reveal arbitrary and oppressive applications of the state in Änsan HaklarÄ DerneÄi.
BaÄÄmsÄz Hayvan Platformu, BarÄÅ ve Demokrasi Partisi (BDP) Ästanbul Äl ÃrgÃtÃ, Devrimci
AnarÅist Faaliyet, HalklarÄn Demokratik Kongresi (HDK) BeyoÄlu Meclisi, Ästanbul Barosu
Hayvan HaklarÄ Komisyonu, Ästanbul LGBTT DayanÄÅma DerneÄi, Karadeniz ÄsyandadÄr Platformu
(KÄP), Lambdaistanbul LGBTT DayanÄÅma DerneÄi, Senoz Vadisi Koruma Platformu, Toplumsal
ÃzgÃrlÃk Parti GiriÅimi, YeÅil ve Sol were participated in press release to show their
25th May, 2012
A group in Berlin organized a demo to show their solidarity with anarchists exposed to
custody and arrestment terror. Anarchists holding purple-black and red-black flags
highlighted in their German and Turkish declaration: âWe demand that all detainees should
be free immediately and declare here that we are in over-all solidarity with them!â
27th May, 2012
Nine anarchist prisoners sent a letter from Metris Prison. Their message in the letter was
that they would not obey to intimidation policies of the state. They implied it as: âWe
know that the goal of the arrester was, leave aside the action, to transform us scary
people which afraid of seeking their rights by menacing. However, the things they do not
know are that our thoughts cannot be fallen by the dungeons of fetid civilizations and we
feel ourselves stronger than ever.â
28th May 2012
In the second wave of operations, seven people were taken into custody from Ästanbul,
EskiÅehir , Ankara and Bursa and brought to Vatan Security Directotare/Police Station.
After being questioned during four days custody, they were dispatched to first
prosecutorâs office then to the court on June, 1st. While two of them were released, five
of them were sent to Metris T-Type Prison. The number of detainees increased from nine to
fourteen. On June 6th, one more person was arrested and the number become fifteen.
29th May, 2012
The head chairperson of DÄSK demanded freedom for the detainees because of the claim that
they had broken the windows of banks during Mayday celebrations. The head chairperson of
DÄSK indicated that every person looking for oneâs rights is the victim of âAnti-Terrorâ
Law and special court of competent jurisdiction. The head chairperson of DÄSK said that
âThe mission of whole democratic and revolutionists opponents is increase the struggle
against this dark mind and system tirelessly.â
-In Lyon, France a group of anarchists individuals organized a demo in front of Turkey
Embassy in Lyon in order to protest against operations towards anarchists after 1st of May
and oppressive attitudes of the Government of Turkey, with the demand of freedom for all
political prisoners in dungeons of Republic of Turkey.
2nd June, 2012
â1 MayÄs TutsaklarÄyla DayanÄÅma Änisiyatifiâ which includes the families and relatives of
prisoners organized a walk from Taksim Square to Galatasaray and made a press release.
Sosyalist GenÃlik DerneÄi, HalklarÄn Demokratik Kongresi BeyoÄlu Meclisi, SDP, BDP, TÃPG,
YeryÃzÃne ÃzgÃrlÃk DerneÄi, Toprak ve ÃzgÃrlÃk Kooperatifi supported the demo with their
4th June, 2012
In Bern, Switzerland revolutionist groups from Turkey, communists from Switzerland and
anarchists in Bern ZÃrich made a joint solidarity demo. It was for solidarity with
anarchists who were taken into custody from Ästanbul, Äzmir, Bursa, Ankara and exposed to
detention terror and with revolutionists arrested in Germany and Hungary.
9th June, 2012
Three high school students out of fifteen prisoners of operation sent a letter to opposing
public. The message of high school anarchists was âWe are sure that this struggle will
continue outside with union and solidarity even though the state thinks that it made us
alone by arrestment!â
10th June, 2012
Twelve anarchists announced that they got into rotative hunger strike against pressure,
the process without law and full of groundless claims.
12th June, 2012 (Transnational Action Date)
-In Exarchia, Atina a group made hanging banners action in a crowded road in order to show
their solidarity with their anarchists comrades in Turkey. âSolidarity with the anarchists
in Turkey! Damn on the state, army and law!â was written on the banner.
-Within the frame of Transnational Action Date, in Stuttgart, Germany to show their
solidarity with anarchists prisoners and make them feel not alone a demo was done in front
of Embassy of Turkey. âSolidarity is a gun. Freedom to Mayday Prisoners!â was written on
the banner held.
-In front of the Embassy of Turkey, one more voice joined global solidarity
action.âActivism is not terrorism.â written posters were carried. The government of Turkey
-As a part of global solidarity action, in Vienna Austria a demo was organized. A group of
people made a protest to make the prisoners release immediately in front of the Embassy of
Turkey. âAgainst prisons and cages for the liberation of humans and animalsâ was written
on the banner holding by the activists.
-Within Transnational Solidarity Date for fifteen anarchist prisoners in Turkey, in
Cardiff, England a banner was swung at multilevel parking garage in city center. Hundreds
of bulletins were distributed. âLet the anarchists Mayday prisoners free in Turkeyâ was
written on the banner.
-In Faslane Peace Camp, Scotland a banner was swung for solidarity with anarchist
prisoners. â Solidairty with arrested anarchist comrades! Release YeryÃzÃne ÃzgÃrlÃk
DerneÄi prisoners immediately!â was written on the banner.
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