Athens, Greece: Incendiary Attack Against Turkish State-Owned Company Istikbal in Solidarity with the Defenders of Afrin


During the night of the 2nd of February we attacked the Turkish company Istikbal with an incendiary device and we torched a 7.5 tonne truck in front of their headquarters at 152 Kifissias Avenue.

Istikbal is a multinational furniture company that is part of Boydak Holdings.

Boydak Holdings is one of the largest companies in Turkey, based on their profits in the energy and financial sectors. Following the failure of the Gülenist coup, the Chief Executive was arrested and the company now belong to the Turkish State.

Boydak is one of the many Turkish companies with economic activity in Greece that brings direct profits to the fascist regime of Erdogan. For the Greek economy, these investments are of utmost importance, and SYRIZA is calling for more intensive cooperation with this neighboring country.

The arrest of the 8 Turkish comrades is a gift to the Turkish sultan and a handshake with an openly fascist regime.

Today, on the twelfth day since the invasion of Afrin, the NATO member state in cooperation with the Islamist gangs continues to kill our comrades, bombard their villages and try to attack the social revolution in Syria. In front of the whole world, with the strength of German weapons, the consent of the European Union and the Russian Government, and the silent agreement of the Assad regime and the United States, Sultan Erdogan attacks and tries to destroy what is the biggest fear of the imperialist powers of the Middle East.

After 40 years of PKK struggle for the Kurdish people, following the change of course to a direction of anti-nationalist and horizontal structures of society based on the idea of Democratic Confederalism, the revolution in Rojava has achieved goals within the framework of self-organization, self-defense, the abolition of patriarchy and capitalism, women’s emancipation, social life, and a strategic and military defense strategy to preserve and protect the achievements of recent years.

This is an historical development for the Kurds, Yazidis, Arabs and all the people of the minority ethnicities of Syria and the anti-capitalist struggle.

To understand this, we need to analyze how the YPG-YPJ faces the imperialist forces in the region. US military support in the fight against the Islamic State should be analyzed and judged from a strategic point of view, but never for the degradation of the revolution in Rojava, which is a clear bulwark against imperialist capitalism in every sense. The Turkish invasion shows what was always clear, namely that the US would not confront a NATO partner, which has always been the case. For the imperialist forces, a socialist zone in the Middle East would mean the clear end of their interests.

Undoubtedly, this struggle is full of contradictions, especially in a warlike situation like this one. However, criticizing this situation from the perspective of Western-centric Europeans, where everyday life is full of unresolved contradictions, should not be the primary issue in the idea of international solidarity. We must distinguish two clear facts, that the Kurdish movement is fighting against a fascist oppressor and that they have a goal that so many of us share: the social revolution.

It’s time to attack and show solidarity with the social revolution, the idea of freedom, the defense of the revolutionary perspective in the Middle East and Europe, and all the comrades who fight in Afrin, many of whom are far away from home, resisting and fighting to build a new society against all forms of fascism. Let’s send a clear message, let’s fight and crush the fascist Turkish State and all the States that support Erdogan in the Middle East, Europe and the rest of the world!

We do not forget the Turkish comrades who the Greek State arrested in December 2017! Strength and solidarity to you all!

We dedicate this action to the comrades who have lost their lives defending Afrin. Your memory and your strength burns inside us! Warm greetings to the YPG-YPJ and all internationalist rebels!

Free Kurdistan! Down with NATO! For the social revolution and the emancipation of women!

(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)



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