Since the emergence of power and the prevalence of violence and exploitation in human society, it has also emerged from the advocate of truth and justice, and when things came to the exploitation and colonization of societies and nations, it appeared from their children who defended their values and interests. And the nations that did not find among their sons who defend their values and existence, either disappeared or remained humiliated in a forest dominated by the forces of domination and exploitation.
Our society now passes in the month of May, in which great women and great men were martyred who defended their societies, their humanity and the dignity of humanity. Every day of the month of May witnessed epics and historical citations that earned this month the status of the month of the martyrs with great merit. Contemporary Kurdistan, which in turn has managed to change the course of history in the Middle East in general, not to mention the martyrdom of an elite group of leaders and intellectuals at the hands of the Ottomans in the early twentieth century in defense of the peoples of Syria and Lebanon. And hundreds of martyrs who followed the path of these heroes.
When peoples and nations remember their martyrs, they renew their covenant to follow their path in adhering to the values they defended and martyred for, and for this the enemies of peoples intend to eliminate everything related to the martyrs to the point of ruining their graves, which renew the memory of peoples and nations and send a spirit of adherence to their dignity and values. The most prominent example of this is what Turkish fascism is doing today, as the shrine of Sheikh Saeed al-Birani is unknown, as is the shrine of Sayyid Reza. And when Turkey occupied the city of Afrin, the terrorists and its mercenaries went to the Nuri Darsmi shrine, just as it destroyed all the shrines of the martyrs wherever it reached its hands in Afrin, SERê KANIYê , GIRê SIPî and all the shrines of the martyrs in northern Kurdistan, because they fear the martyrs more than the lives.
We at the General Council of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are well aware that the peoples who have not irrigated their lands with the blood of their martyrs, and have not paid the price for their dignity from the blood of their children, are easy to submit to, surrender to rapists, and accept humiliation. On the occasion of the Day of the Martyrs and the Month of the Martyrs, we renew our pledge to the martyrs of our people and the peoples of the region that we will not abandon the dignity and martyrdom they achieved for the sake of the democratic nation that guarantees freedom, equality and coexistence for all the peoples of the region.
– The martyrs are immortal and a light that lights the path of freedom and dignity.
The General Council of the Democratic Union Party (PYD)
May 18, 2020