KCK: Together the Guerrilla and the People Will Repel the Turkish State’s Attack

22.4.22After every visit of KDP representatives to Turkey, the Turkish state attacks the Kurdistan Freedom Movement. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that the Turkish state has launched new attacks on the Medya Defense Zones after Mesrur Barzani traveled to Turkey a few days ago for talks with Tayyip Erdoğan and the head of the MIT [Turkish intelligence].

Because the fascist AKP-MHP coalition pursues the goal of crushing the Kurdish people’s struggle for freedom with the help of the KDP.

While the Kurdish people in all parts of Kurdistan and also outside their homeland demanding that the KDP give up its collaboration with the Turkish state, the KDP is now playing an even stronger role in the new occupation attacks of the Turkish state. Instead of responding to the demands of the Kurdish people, the KDP is implementing the demands of the Turkish state. This behavior generates a lot of anger among the Kurds and their international friends.

Even though the KDP is still using its propaganda means to hide its relations with the Turkish state, its practical steps make it absolutely clear that the recent attacks are the result of joint plans. The fact that the Turkish state is attacking guerrilla-controlled areas from KDP areas clearly showcases this.

Without security guarantees from the KDP, the military forces of AKP-MHP fascism could never attack the guerrillas from Bamerni, Amediye, Derelok and Şeladize areas. By allowing attacks from there, the KDP supports the Turkish army in surrounding the guerrilla forces. In addition, the KDP’s special military units were also set in motion at the same time as the Turkish state’s attacks. These units are trying to surround the guerrilla areas, break the contact between individual guerrilla units and take positions in certain areas of the guerrillas in order to allow the Turkish state’s operation to succeed. This fact has been recognized by the entire Kurdish people, the sections of our population that maintain relations with the KDP, and all political circles. Because with this policy, the KDP makes itself jointly responsible for all negative developments that will cause great damage to the people of Kurdistan in the medium and long term.

The occupation attacks of the Turkish state are not only directed against our Freedom Movement and its selfless guerrillas. They are rather attacks whose aim is to break the willpower of South Kurdistan, to strengthen the genocidal policy in the region and to destroy all the achievements of South Kurdistan at the first best opportunity. Representatives of the Turkish state have repeatedly spoken very openly about these goals. To consider their statements as purely related to Turkey’s domestic political developments would be a historical mistake that would lead to severe consequences. After all, one of the central goals of the Turkish state’s latest attack is to bring strategically important locations in Kurdistan under its control.

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