The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) has published a statement arguing that the recorded “confessions” of a group from Behdînan, who claim to be affiliated with the PKK, are false.
“This is a game for the Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP] intelligence”, stated the KCK.
On 4 March, the KDP-affiliated Parastin intelligence organisation published a video of a group from Behdînan who claimed to be affiliated with the PKK. They also published the “confession” videos of the captives. However, the KCK responded to the claims by saying they are not true.
“We completely reject the slanders directed at our movement”, said the KCK. “We state that the voices and other footage used to accuse the PKK are fake recordings and are far from the truth”.
“The people were taken hostage by the KDP and forced to say things under pressure”, said the KCK, adding that,”Kurdish people will not buy into such lies… The statement made by Parastin is a sign that these people are innocent. On the other hand, it shows the helplessness of the KDP. All the voices and texts used in the video are not real and made up by the KDP”.
The KCK also accused Turkey of being behind the KDP’s tactics. “The day that Turkey launched an operation against Garê, the KDP defined the people of Behdînan as spies. It is not a coincidence. The KDP is trying to cover up its unethical politics in the region by making up these scenarios”.