As the KDP continues to cooperate with Turkey, constant bombardments are destroying Kurdistan’s natural environment, says ecologist Fetah Qelati.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is acting in accordance with Turkey by deploying its forces to areas where the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is located.
On 23 December the KDP began to construct a new checkpoint on the road between the villages of Kanê and Dêreşe in the Amediye district. A new military checkpoint is also under construction in Rawendiz.
According to local sources, the KDP is also contructing military posts in Çoman and Hacı Ümran.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan continue, with fighter jets recently attacking the village of Kiste in Kani Masi.
Ecologist Fetah Qelati criticised the bombardments and drew attention to the need to preserve the natural environment.
Regarding the importance of the region, Qelati said, “Earth, water and the air are the basis of the environment. Lack of one of those can endanger the environment. Kurdistan’s natural habitat is being destroyed. Once a tree is destroyed, it takes tens of years for another to grow. However, lots of them are destroyed easily and for poitical purposes. The main cause of Kurdistan’s declining natural habitat is the Turkish state’s bombardments”.