Kurdistan Free Women’s Party (PAJK’s) Coordination member Raperin Munzur, in an assessment of the political situation in the Middle East, has stated that Turkey aims to wage war even as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraqi Kurdistan is being used as a ‘counter force’. Munzur warned that such a situation will result in the end of the KDP.
Munzur praised the actions of the hunger strikers in prisons in Turkey and the participants of the ‘Stop Isolation, Fascism, Occupation: Time to Achieve Freedom’ campaign. Stating that Kurdish people are entering the new year by resisting, Munzur said that Kurdish people and women will ‘win’ in the new year and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) coalition regime will ‘lose’.
Drawing attention to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan, Munzur said: “It is seen that femicide and genocide against the Kurds and concerns about democratization continue as long as the leadership (Öcalan) remains imprisoned and under isolation, and a denialist-destructive ‘special war policy’ continues. Our leadership is the only chance for Kurdish people and also for society in Turkey and the Middle East to successfully act against that barbaric war and massacre policy. We want a democratic and liberated life that passes through the freedom of our leadership”.
‘The KDP is the local partner of plans made by international forces’
The KDP, Munzur observed, is deploying its forces to the regions such as Zine Werte and Gare in Iraqi Kurdistan. These are areas where PKK forces have been located for some time. Munzur noted that the KDP’s actions and initiatives were being carried out to clear the way for Turkey’s occupation goal and to remove PKK’s legitimate existence in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Despite a responsible and patient attitude by the PKK, Munzur stated that the KDP’s persistence with its policies indicated that it was and is acting on a task that has been set for it and it was and is acting in accordance with that task. Referring to KDP’s policies, Munzur said: “The KDP is the local partner of plans made by international forces. Turkey’s intention is for a Kurdish genocide and the removal of our movement. The KDP has begun to attack, taking advantage of the conjuncture and the ‘war atmosphere’. This is a plan of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It is evident that Turkey and the KDP are tasked by these international forces and that they are being tolerated as they proceed.
Munzur noted that these initiatives are going ahead even though Kurdish people have made strenuous efforts in recent months to prevent any conflicts from occurring. Munzur pointed out that they were going to keep acting calmly and responsibly, but reserved the right to defend themselves.