HDP’s co-chair Pervin Buldan: We will not give up

HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan, has attended to Women’s Assembly gathering in Ankara. Buldan stated that HDP aspires to govern the country. Thus, HDP will never be defeated, and will prevail.


As women, we want to govern the country from now on. We have adequate strength for this, as well as forethought and organisation. Sure, the current monist patriarchal power is aware of our significant growth, and as a result, it is in a conflict with society as a whole, but it is also engaged in a fight against us women. All the oppression against women, including detentions, arrests, trustees, and termination of the Istanbul Convention, is carried out, for this reason, setting the path for violence against women. They calculate that they will maintain their male rule by blocking women. But all they have to face is disappointment. 

We will not leave any women’s gain to their mercy, and under no circumstances will we back down from our struggle. Again, for this reason, they filed a closure case against HDP in order to abolish women’s politics and the ability for all oppressed people to participate in politics.

Their goal is to silence women and oppressed people, and to impede calls for democracy, peace, and justice. Since its inception, HDP has pursued a policy of solution and peace. HDP fought for equality, proclaiming, ‘Let there be peace in this land, let no child die, let them live.’ HDP stated that the rule of law should be the rule of law, not the law of the superiors, and that true justice should be available to all members of society. HDP advocated for equal compensation for equal effort. According to HDP, there is work for everyone and food for everyone. HDP sought peace over war, a solution over chaos, and a fair division of people’s well-being over rent. HDP advocated gender equality in the face of all types of crimes against women and children, proposed preventive and protective measures. We are not abandoning the Istanbul contract. We will continue to say all of this.

They are, however, flogging a dead horse. We, the women, say it once more. Even if you breach the election threshold, modify the election laws, or employ a variety of other deceptions, your power will be turned upside down. Your political collapse will gain momentum. They subjected the population to poverty, hardship, and unemployment during their 20-year reign. They shattered social life by imposing hikes, taxes, injustices, and bans. They divided society via polarisation and hate politics. They stole the youth’s future. They left no one who has hope for the future. They even stole their people’s hope. All they do is distort and reject the truth. According to one of their supporters, there is no hunger in this country. They are calculating if a bite from the exquisite meal of the palace will fall to them by backing the government’s politics of denial.


The protection of the offender has become a comprehensive regime in the region as a result of the policy of impunity, particularly for crimes against women and children. The protection of the criminals in the disappearance of Gülistan Doku and the murder of İpek Er is applied in crimes perpetrated against all Kurdish women and children. In Kurdish provinces, armoured vehicles have murdered at least 40 people, including 20 children, in the last 13 years. Miraç Mirolu was slain by an armoured truck last week. The police officer that killed him was released after giving a statement to the police. The mentality that imprisons people who say “children should not die” in this country frees those who murder children. Public authorities who trust in this impunity regime and know that there is a government behind it that protects and watches over them, continue to aim at the right to life.


This government is to blame for every killed woman and child. This is the governmental system. Since the AKP, which claims in election squares that the law is not the law of the superiors, but the rule of law, has made the law only the law of the palace, so injustice in our country has grown and become oppression. Of course, in the face of these injustices, there is a growing battle for justice. The demand of 84 million people is for justice for all. It is a common battleground. We shall continue to fight for justice, especially for women, against every injustice and every unlawfulness. We will not stop or give up until justice is served.


On September 27, our party will issue a declaration outlining its position and answers to Turkey’s major crises and pressing issues. Of course, women will be the most powerful owners of this assertion once again. We shall work with tenacity, determination, patience, and love. And we will achieve considerably more than we have thus far, and we will present it to all women in the country and around the world.


At this point, I would like to send the following message to all women resisting the Taliban regime in Afghanistan: We, the women who organize the women’s struggle in this country against the cruel darkness you endure, are constantly by your side. Women’s solidarity knows no boundaries, location, or nation. We share the same concern and outrage over all forms of violence and exploitation against women in our country, in Rojava, Shengal, Iran, Afghanistan, and everywhere else in the world. Salute once more to all women, particularly those from Afghanistan, who are fighting in this war. We may suffer, we can pay the price, and we can get fatigued. We, on the other hand, will never give up. We shall never give up. With the help of women, we will bring about change. We will triumph. Women will triumph.

Source: HDP and ANF