Turkey’s air-and-ground campaign has been continuing since late April in the regions of Zap, Metina and Avashin, known as the Medya Defence Zones of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Since the beginning of the operations, Kurdish fighters of the People’s Defence Forces (HPG) and Free Women’s Units (YJA star), both military wings of the PKK, have been running counter campaigns, named Bazên Zagrosê and Cenga Xabur.
One of the fighters taking part in the Cenga Xabur campaign talked to ANF and shared information regarding the ongoing clashes.
Amed said that the morale of the Kurdish fighters is high because they fight with a “spirit of sacrifice”.
“Here the war goes on with a spirit of sacrifice. This spirit revealed itself in practice in the Mam Resho resistance. The spirit presented itself at the ultimate level. The resistance has reached the ultimate level through the philosophy of our leader, Apo,” he said.
Amed pointed out the difference between Kurdish fighters and Turkish armed forces, saying that forces who fight with a readiness to sacrifice their own lives are always superior to those who fight for money.
“There is no doubt that there is a huge difference between forces who fight with a readiness to sacrifice their own lives and those who fight for money. Our friends launch counter-actions against the enemy on a daily basis,” he said.
“The mental state of the enemy has reached breaking point. And this situation is intensified by the resistance of the Bazên Zagrosê and Cenga Xabur campaigns.”
The HPG fighter stated that they have been following the international demonstrations against Turkey’s military campaign and from the reactions of the people they see that they understand the character of the war between the Turkish armed forces and Kurdish fighters.
“Our people understand the character of this war. We are able to comprehend this by their stance and demonstrations,” he said.
“War is like a halay (a cheerful folk dance, in which all dancers join in a line and dance in precise unison) for the guerilla. Some forces may fear to face their enemies, but we do not. We know the reality of the enemy and we know the reality of our people. We have grown up with this culture.”