Fourth Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013)

2011-Present, Capitalism, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption, The Police, Urban Spaces

This statement, issued by Devrimci Anar┼čist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action), describes the uprisings that spread across Turkey in 2013. It includes details of violence that protestors and occupations have faced and emphasizes the need for solidarity and support nationally and internationally.

“Join your voice to the revolt of the people whom the state had been ignoring, oppressing and exploiting for years. Let the fire of revolt against the Turkish State that we started with a spark and that is increasingly growing, grow further… Everywhere is Istanbul and everywhere is resistance against state terrorism, police violence and capitalist exploitation.”

Sixth Statement on Uprisings in Turkey (2013)

2011-Present, Capitalism, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Occupation, Tactics of Disruption, The Police, Urban Spaces

This statement, made by the Devrimci Anar┼čist Faaliyet (DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action) describes occupations and uprisings in Turkey, including Gezi Park. It is an account of actions, motivations, and violence faced, and future hopes.

“It is time to raise the curtain before the eyes. This is a revolt. It is the reaction of people against state terrorism, police violence, and capitalist exploitation. This is the end of legitimacy of the new state power that had gained the love of other states, international institutions and global corporations…

Forty hours became forty years, the square became the world for us. This was the freedom of revolt.”