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Two comrades in Botan resistance: Axin and Zeryan

July 12 / 2016


Bêrîtan Elyakut/JINHA
AMED - Two women, who promised each other that they would never leave alone each other in every area of life on the lands they were born, fought until the last moment in order to fulfill their promise. Axin and Zeryan met in Botan region last time. They wrote their names in Botan resistance by fighting for self-government to the end. 
Derya Karahan (nom de guerre: Axin Mahir Dicle) and Ayşe Kaçar (nom de guerre: Zeryan) were bonr in Bağlar biggest district of Diyarbakır. They didn't leave each other since their childhood. Two friends took part in women's works in 2000s and then joined to the PKK. Axin Cizre and Zeryan lost their life in Şırnak resistance. 
First Axin joined the PKK, then Zeryan. Axin, who migrated to Diyarbakır in 2000s due to displacement policies, fought against the displacement policies and carried out works in Diyarbakır's Sur district. Zeryan impressed by Axin and began to carry out works in the Hatboyu Neighborhood of Bağlar. Two women carried out works in two neighborhoods as two friends. The people began to embrace these two friends. Axin, who became the target of the state, had been arrested in February 15, 2004. Zeryan had been arrested four months later of the arrest Axin. After being released, Axin joined the PKK on June 18, 2005. Zeryan had been released three days ago of departure of Axin. Zeryan understood that Axin would join the PKK and wrote her:
"Dear Axin Heval (Friend). Take a deep breath from freedom when you feel you are reallt tired. A breath hurts your lungs. Say hi to the freedom and free space when you leave the breath. That time you will understand that the life is on the sweat on your forehead. Take a breath for me, too, Ok? Take care of yourself. Kiss."
Zeryan decided to join the PKK on July 7, 2005. They fought on same mountains for a while. Then, two friends' path crossed in Botan area.  Axin passed away in Cizre while Zeryan in Şırnak and two friends reach to infinity. 
Axin and Zeryan's friends in struggle said, "Axin was a sprightly and restless woman. Zeryan, meanwhile, had a great loyalty to her comrades. Two comrades Axin and Zeryan were bond with each other and Kurdish people at heart. They chose to be together in everywhere. Murderous mentality couldn't even distinguish them."