TKP/ML announced the martyrdom of TIKKO (Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey) fighter Deniz (Cumhur Sinan Oktulmuş) in a Turkish military operation in Dersim. Deniz was a member of TKP/ML and the regional command in Dersim.
According to TKP/ML, a TIKKO unit in the Aliboğazı area was attacked by the Turkish army with armed drones and helicopters during the winter preparations from October 30 to November 9. Deniz was martyred during the bombardments carried out during the mentioned period of time.
TKP/ML declared that the guerrilla organization is subject to very fierce attacks which are not only military, but primarily ideological. “The fascist dictatorship wants to destroy hope and bury it under the ground. However, hope, conviction and determination are reality,” the statement said.
According to TKP/ML, Deniz was born in 1983 in Tarsus district of Mersin and was of Arab origin. He became politically active as a high school student and joined the guerrilla in 2006. Since 2009, he was a member of the TKP/ML.