writes Ferda Çetin for Yeni Özgür Politika.urkish defence minister Hulusi Akar has recently issued a statement on the Turkish army’s occupation of South Kurdistan territories. This statement was partly a confession of failure and defeat and partly a ground for ‘justification’ that the Turkish state needed,”
“The mountains, the cliffs are hard to land on. Our helicopters are unable to land a single wheel on the ground. They have remote-controlled Dochkas. They use sniper rifles we call the Zagros. They have the Bixi [PK machine gun], the RPG [Russian hand-held disposable anti-tank grenade launcher], the M-16, the kalashnikov. They also use the kalashnikovs with silencers. They have bazookas. They have various high-tech war systems. Who gave these to the PKK? Unfortunatelly, some countries that we knew as our friends gave these.”
Well, this statement looks as if it belongs, not to the eighth biggest army of the world, and the second largest army of NATO, but to an army lacking of necessary weapons and armoury and to an army that has been subjected to injustice.
The truth is: Despite the specially trained staff equipped with modern devices, holding the highest technology weapons in their hands, the Turkish army is being defeated by the Kurdistan guerilla.
The ones who make it impossible for their helicopters to land on Kurdistan territories are the Kurdish People’s Defence Forces; are the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerilla.
Natural terrain of the mountains is not the issue here.
The mystery that Hulusi Akar and his supporters cannot figure out is: those lands, which their helicopters are not able to land on, have a mother and child relationship with the Kurdistan guerilla. But the very basis of the existence of Hulusi Akar and his soldiers on those same lands is an intention of pure evil based on occupation, pillage and rape.
Hulusi Akar, and the United Nations (UN) which opens the Rojava and South Kurdistan territories to the Turkish army, the US and the EU are all aware of these facts. That is why, this occupation, which is against international law and sovereignty rights of the states, immediately needs “justification” before any military success…
The Turkish defence minister knows it well that the minute this justification is questioned it will be the end of their era and so he says: “Turkey has no problem as such with the Kurds. The purpose of these operations are the struggle against the PKK.”
Careful here, this statement is exactly the same statement that Mesrur Barzani shared on April 28 2 on Al-Jazeera the Qatar TV. Mesrur Barzani had said: “The Turkish state has no problem with the Kurdish people. The PKK is not supposed to be here. The real question is this: Why is the PKK here?”
This person, who holds the office of prime minister of the Kurdish government, explicitly finds the occupation of South Kurdistan territories by the Turkish state as normal and legitimate, without even feeling the need to hide these feelings and he asks that the PKK be forced out of Kurdistan.
Such statements from “the inside” cannot have any legitimacy for 40 million Kurds.
“Yes to the Turkish soldiers in South Kurdistan, no to the Kurdish guerilla” policy and the ones who conduct this policy risks the reaction of the Kurdish people and the peoples of the Middle East. This is political euthanasia.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) administration took this political euthanasia decision leaning towards the “terror lists” and the bans decided by the US and Europe. They believed that they could reign for many years if the PKK is annihiliated.
The international consortium which provokes the Turkish state on Rojava, South Kurdistan and Sinjar, and in addition, paves the way for the Turkish government to use all kinds of methods for the annihilation of the PKK. The KDP is a partner of this annihilation plan.
The US, promising 12 million US Dollars as a gift to those who turn in the leaders of the Kurdish freedom struggle, Cemil Bayık, Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan, tries to create the grounds for the justification of Turkey’s occupation. And the KDP, a partner of the Turkish state, is shown reflected as one of the “powers struggling against terrorism”.
The Turkish state and the current Erdoğan dictatorship has become involved in crimes just like DAESH, the Free Syrian Army (OSO), Al-Qaida and Al-Nusra and is the organisator of and partner of war crimes with these organisations.
This partnership is at times voiced by the powers supporting Turkey and the war crimes committed against the Kurds by Turkey are also documented in reports by the UN in certain periods.
Wherever they are around the world, the most essential mission of the Kurds is to end this support to those who accuse the Kurdish freedom struggle, the PKK and the Kurdistan guerilla of terrorism.
If all Kurdish institutions, all Kurdish politicians and all Kurdish individuals explicitly defend the legitimacy of the Kurdish freedom struggle and the leaders of this struggle; the legitimacy of the PKK and the Kurdisn guerilla, such lies based on the discourses of so-called “terrorism” and the so-called “sensitivity of Turkey about their security” will be certified noneffective.