Deniz Gezmis, Hüseyin Inan and Yusuf Aslan , revolutionary leaders


6 Mayis 2012 , Kadikoy-Istanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

6 Mayis 2012 , Kadikoy-Istanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Some photos demonstration because of execution of Deniz Gezmiş, Hüseyin İnan and Yusuf Aslan

6 Mayis 2012, Kadikoy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

6 Mayis 2012, Kadikoy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok


forty years ago when I was a child ,

three Turkish youths hanged at Ankara Central Prison for attempting to “overthrow the constitutional order.”

6 Mayis 2012, Kadikoy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

6 Mayis 2012, Kadikoy-İstanbul, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

on 11 March 1972, Turkish MPs ratified the death penalties with 238 votes for, 53 against, and 6 abstainers.

On 17 March 1972, the decision was also passed by the Republican Senate.

Those voting against the death penalty were MPs for the Republican People’s Party (CHP), scuh as İsmet İnönü, Bülent Ecevit, Muammer Erten and Necdet Uğur, as well as independent MP Mehmet Ali Aybar.

Among those supporting the executions were Süleyman Demirel, Alparslan Türkeş, İsmet Sezgin, Nahit Menteşe, Hasan Korkmazcan, Oğuz Aygün, Necmettin Cevheri, and Zeki Çelikel, from rightist parties.

Last words in the middle of the night

At 1.25 am on 6 May, Deniz Gezmiş was first taken to the gallows. His last request was to drink tea and listen to Concierto de Aranjuez, Joaquín Rodrigo’s guitar concerto.
His last words were: “Long live a wholly independent Turkey. Long live the noble ideology of Marxism-Leninism. Long live the struggle for independence by the Turkish and Kurdish people. Down with imperialism. Long live workers and villagers.”

At 2.20 am, Yusuf Aslan, who had been forced to watch his friend’s execution, was taken to the gallows. His last words were: “I die once and in honour for my people’s independence. But you, who are hanging us, will die every day because of your dishonour. We are at the service of our people. You are at the service of the Americans. Long live the revolutionaries. Down with Fascism.”

Hüseyin İnan, who was taken to the gallows at 3 am, said, “Without any view to personal profit, I fought for the happiness of the people. I have carried this flag with honour until now, and now I hand the flag on to the people of Turkey. Long live workers and villager, down with fascism.”

quoted from bianet at 1971-1972: Last Days of Young Revolutionaries before Execution

One response to “Deniz Gezmis, Hüseyin Inan and Yusuf Aslan , revolutionary leaders

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