Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) released a public statement today, on 15 November, that strongly condemns the deadly blast in Istanbul that caused six deaths and dozens wounded, reported ANF.
“We are deeply saddened by the losses and injuries due to this attack,” said KCK and added: “As the Kurdish Freedom Movement, we share your sadness and express our condolences on behalf of our movement and our people,” addressing the victims of the attack.
KCK condemned the attack and described it as a subversive guise aimed at destroying the democratic future of Turkey.
“We state once again that the Kurdish Freedom Movement has nothing to do with this attack. The AKP-MHP alliance’s persistent desire to impose this attack on our movement is to conceal the truth and to create an environment for realising its undercover plans,” said KCK.
The union called on everyone, especially the democratic public, press and media circles to make efforts to unveil the attack.
“We strongly point out that Turkey’s intellectuals, democrats, democratic press and media organisations, and political forces desiring the democratisation of Turkey, should not give credit to the statements of the AKP-MHP alliance to hide the truth, and to strive to reveal the truth of this event.”
KCK also drew attention to the allegations of the usage of chemical weapons and the publication of a video of the Turkish army burning the bodies of its own soldiers.
“Due to the revelation that they [the Turkish government] had used chemical weapons (…) they planned to resort to new and undercover methods to change this situation and get out of the crisis they are in. The attack in Istanbul – Taksim was the first step of this,” said KCK.
Moreover, KCK evaluated the attack as a despicable plan aimed at dismantling the efforts of the Kurdish and Turkish peoples to live together and coexist.
“Whenever a dark process is aimed for, massacres are organised and the Kurds are blamed. This attack in Taksim has such an aim,” said KCK, and criticised the claim that the attack was carried out by People’s Defense Units (YPG) forces, based on the fact that the attacker was Syrian.
“Regardless of who carried out the attack, Kurdish or not, this attack and these figures have nothing to do with our movement and Rojava revolutionary forces,” added KCK.
Following the explosion in Istanbul, on 13 November, Süleyman Soylu and state-run media blamed the attack on the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) and YPG.
The day after the blast, on 14 November, the headquarters of the People’s Defence Centre (HSM) of PKK and Mazloum Abdi, Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected the allegations by the Turkish state accusing Kurdish forces of responsibility for the fatal blast.