Remember and Emulate the Life of Comrade Ibrahim Kaypakkaya

On the forty-sixth anniversary of the death of Comrade Ibrahim Kaypakkaya it is particularly appropriate to remember the life of this outstanding revolutionary communist who died so young but who had achieved so much. It was particularly through the efforts of this young comrade that the revolutionary ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism became an established political force in Turkey.  Today in many parts of the world it is young people who are taking the initiative in leading uprisings against the destruction being caused by the moribund capitalist system.  This is especially so with respect to the environmental degradation being brought about by unrestrained capitalist anarchy.  These young rebels are advised to study the life and writings of Comrade Kaypakkaya as a model of how to be an effective revolutionary.

Recently the writer of this commemoration visited the village of Kurecik where Ibrahim initiated the armed struggle against the reactionary Turkish state.  It was a moving experience to visit the graves of some of the brave comrades who died waging this revolutionary uprising.  Also I visited the town of Dersim which is in the area which became the centre of the Maoist-led military activities.  All these years later I witnessed the legacy of Comrade Kaypakkaya’s revolutionary work in the form of many thousands of committed revolutionary comrades in the MLM tradition.  Under a front organisation they had won the local elections held on 31st. March.  The reactionary Turkish state is not stable so now there are opportunities to carry forward and further the revolutionary political practice initiated by Comrade Ibrahim Kaypakkaya.

LONG LIVE THE MEMORY OF COMRADE IBRAHIM KAYPAKKAYA!

DOWN WITH THE REACTIONARY ERDOGAN REGIME!

FORWARD TO SOCIALIST REVOLUTION IN TURKEY!

Ibrahim Kaypakkaya