Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of the main Kurdish opposition, Peoples’ Democratic Party, HDP said it was an "attack by the state on the people," adding that world leaders should not send messages of condolences to the president or the prime minister of Turkey for the deaths.
While no organization or group has claimed responsibility for this despicable terrorist act, we hold the AKP first and foremost responsible for this massacre, as the ruling government of Turkey.
Blood is not just on the hands of the AKP government but on the hands of the whole U.S.-led NATO alliance.
In their ruthless effort to overthrow the government of Syria, U.S. imperialism has always supported the AKP government of Turkey.
In the overt and covert wars waged by U.S. imperialism against the peoples of the region, the AKP has been instrumental as they provided arms, logistics, training and funding to the extremist reactionary jihadist groups, including the Nusrah Front and the Islamic State.
Long lasting and true peace between all the peoples of the Middle East will be achieved by a unified struggle against U.S. imperialism and its partners in the region like the AKP.
AKP: Stop the attacks on the Kurdish people and Turkey’s progressive movements!
U.S. / NATO hands off the Middle East!