MESOP “JINOLOGY” (PKK’s so called “WOMEN’S SCIENCE”): Days ago ” revolutionary” PKK executed 2 of their brave fighters because a love affair

Even The Bravest PKK Fighters Dare Not to Fall in Love / By Osamah Golpy

Following the victory scored by the Kurdish-focused People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in the recent Turkish elections, the LGBT community in Turkey celebrated what they claim are 80 MPs in the Turkish parliament fighting for their rights. Human rights are a core issue for the HDP, in sharp contrast to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The HDP is the PKK’s unofficial political extension in Turkey, yet doesn’t criticise the Qandil-based guerrilla movement on behalf of those whose basic rights for love, sex and marriage – let alone gay marriage – have been denied for decades, though they sacrifice their lives for the cause.Any romantic relationships between male and female PKK fighters is forbidden. It is a crime punishable by arrest, expulsion or, reportedly, in some cases execution.

Kurdish female fighters are not particular only to PKK ideology – they have been an integral part of the Kurdish struggle in all four parts of Kurdistan, although perhaps not in as many numbers as in the PKK. Rojhalat, (Iranian Kurdistan) introduced the decisive role of women in Kurdish liberation. In the Kurdistan Region, former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani fought the Iraqi government alongside his wife Hero Ibrahim Ahmad, both Peshmerga.

The difference is that the PKK is the only Kurdish party which prohibits its fighters from falling in love, having sex or getting married. The understanding is that war is an exceptional circumstance and requires only exceptional measures: love and war are world apart. It is also claimed that familial duty distracts the fighters from the core objective, the cause of the nation. That is why fighters are kept away from their family, and contact with parents and siblings is almost always broken completely.

The conflict between the PKK and the Turkish government is three decades old, and there is little indication as to when it will end. In theory, a girl may have joined the movement at fifteen – the PKK regularly recruits underage fighters – and could be 45 now, without a boyfriend, a husband or children. The PKK expects every man and woman to marry the cause, and leave no room for personal relationships.The PKK leadership has been negotiating a peace process with the Turkish authorities for years. Hopefully the two parties will arrive at an outcome which will put an end to the bloody war, and a general amnesty announced for the PKK fighters. Only then, in the best scenario, will the fighters, men and women, all single – many of them uneducated – be able to leave the mountain and live a city life, if possible.

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that this 45-year old woman chose this path out of free will and understood the consequences. Imagine how difficult integration would be, even if there is a place she could possibly call home. Now imagine all those who could not suppress their natural feelings, and were arrested or even executed.

The harsh reality is that human rights abuses by PKK continue today, and those responsible must be held to account. The absence of any internal criticism, the high level of positive propaganda in national and international media boosting the PKK image, the war against the Islamists in Rojava and the PKK’s symbolic contribution in the Kurdistan Region in the fight against Islamic State has resulted in increased recruitment for the party. In many instances where the media reports on the various PKK-affiliated forces, images of devoted fighters overshadow the prohibition of relationships between the sexes. The image presented is highly positive, utopian even, and lacks any aspect of balanced reporting. The harsh reality though is that even the brave fighters dare not express their love, and nobody seems to be troubled by that.