As it is known, our Party TKP-ML, at the 2019st Congress held in 1, drew attention to the lack of systematization of our military line since its establishment. There are important and valuable studies on this subject in the history of our Party, which has been in a clear and persistent practice since its establishment, that the revolution it foresees can be achieved through armed struggle and that this struggle is the People's War Strategy in our country. However, as a self-criticism of the lack of systematization of these studies and making them suitable for the current conjuncture, TİKKO has set a task to organize a conference dedicated to this subject. This Conference also included the task of updating the TİKKO Regulation, which was adopted and put into effect at the 7th Conference.

As Comrade Mao stated in his article “The Communist Party and the Revolutionary War” “History tells us that the right political and military paths did not emerge out of nowhere, but were achieved through struggle. These roads have to fight 'left' opportunism on the one hand and right opportunism on the other. If we do not fight and overcome these harmful tendencies that hinder the revolution and revolutionary war, it is impossible for us to determine the right course of action and achieve victory in this war.

We are proud and excited to announce that we have successfully accomplished the task and responsibility that TKP-ML, which adopts these words as a principle, has assigned us to determine the right course of action without neglecting the struggle against right and "left" opportunism. We also bear the responsibility for the audacity to move the war forward in differing circumstances.

Deepen in People's War, Specialize in Guerrilla!

“How should our battle line be formed in the coming period? How will we solve this situation today, where the enemy is restructuring its military organization day by day, using all the tools of technique and technology, trying to increase its strike and dominance power by strengthening the agent-collaborator network, and gaining certain 'successes'? What kind of understanding, plan and systematic view will we have? How do we build consensus?” etc. It is not a coincidence that the door opened by all discussions on questions is the People's War Strategy. As a matter of fact, we are faced with the reality that the People's War is defined in a way suitable for today and implemented in a creative way, in a way that corresponds to the breakthroughs made by the enemy in the technical field.

In this respect, the problem of method emerges in the understanding of the People's War. As the People's War Strategy has universal principles, it is necessary to capture the unique people that will live on those principles. While those who can adapt this strategy to their own country's peculiarities are successful - as it is - those who try to implement it without making any changes have failed in the face of reality. In terms of our own war history, the successes in the periods when we opened up and the blockages in the periods when we replaced strategy with tactical policies are examples of this. Chairman Mao also declared war on the dogmatic understanding of the issues in his writings and developed the People's War theory mainly within the struggle against dogmatism. However, a similar situation was dogmatized by the theory put forward by Chairman Mao in the person of some country's revolutions. To recall the Leninist phrase referring to that famous Thesis 11 of K. Marx, People's War Strategy is not a dogma but a guide to action to take power.

At this very point, understandings claiming that the People's War is no longer a valid strategy in the face of the enemy's technical superiority, which is getting stronger day by day in imperialist cooperation and bargaining, or that fight for "life" in a right-wing liquidationist position under the name of "clinging". Against the backdrop of the People's War, we place deepening in the People's War and specializing in the guerrilla as our main orientation. Our Conference, embodying this orientation in detail, made the following determination: “Our party history and its war practice are very instructive in order to get rid of our mistakes and the subjectivism that is the source of our dogmatics, which we are still at the beginning of the road with countless trials, defeats and coups. Just because we're at the beginning of the road doesn't mean we're just getting started. We have a history that we will not be ashamed to learn, and a scientific foundation on which to build. We will learn from this history and we will not break with our foundation.”

As a part of developing the guerrillaism of the new era, it is important that TİKKO embodies its orientation by revealing a whole understanding of education from the command level to the fighters, with discussions under the headings of ideological-political training, military training, new combatant training, specialization training and training of special forces. Discussions on the rank of command and the qualifications of our commanders, which are the decisive elements of our warrior structure, were also included in the conference as topics that would increase TİKKO's combat power.

One of the most important topics of our conference was the struggle for women and LGBTI+ freedom. At our conference, bold and solid steps were taken both in taking the decisions that will be reflected in the regulation and in clarifying that our war is also a war against patriarchy and heterosexism. In line with these steps, our army will fulfill its duties in the command of women and LGBTI+s and in positioning them further in all areas of the war.

Our army's 7 years of Rojava war experience and its participation in the Rojava Revolution have been an important experience in our party's war history. Summarizing, embodying and systematically evaluating this experience is one of the achievements of our Conference. A number of experiences, from city wars to methods of fighting against the enemy's technical superiority, to the experience of managing the people, have been evaluated and turned into a tangible gain.

The People's War strategy is a political strategy based on front-line alliances developed on the strategic plane among the popular strata under the leadership of the proletariat. The People's United Front is one of the defining features of the People's War strategy. However, on the way to DHD, there is no obstacle for the communist party to develop long-term or periodic alliances with other political subjects of the class struggle. On the contrary, our basic alliance policy at every stage of the People's War strategy is to reduce the target and keep the front wide. At this point, it is clear that we have to follow a more determined line in fulfilling our part in the common struggle within organizations such as HBDH we are in. This is also the period when we learn from each other's experiences. Our conference has once again made a clear will to use these advantages for the success of the People's War.

Our conference, held by TİKKO, who fought under the ideological-political leadership of our party TKP-ML, was the first martyred commander of our army. Ali Haydar Yildiz and the first female political commissioner and TKP-ML MK member Sefagul Kesgin (Action) is dedicated to our comrades. We feel the determination, ideological solidity and persistence of all our martyrs of the Party and the Revolution, who are with us in every step we take. We take our audacity to expand the People's War from them and from our Party's 50 years of struggle.


Glory to our Party TKP-ML in its 50th Year of Struggle, and to TİKKO, KKB and TMLGB under its leadership!

Glory to our Party and Revolution Martyrs!

Long live the People's War!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!

Long live Proletarian Internationalism!


TKP-ML TİKKO General Command

January 2022

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