“If the aim of the operation was to save the detainees, Turkey could have sent a delegation”, writes Selim Ferat in the Özgür Politika News Letter. Below is a translation of the full article by MedyaNews.
For months there has been an historical break, which I will describe as the war of the blind.
Erdoğan’s army attacked the Medya Defence Zones controlled by the guerrillas. These zones include a wide geographical area extending through Qandil, Metina, Heftanîn, Garê, Zap, Zagroslar, and Xakurkê.
The Turkish army under the command of Hulusi Akar attacked a very important point, the Garê region.
Although no background information is known about Akar’s visit to the German Minister of Defense, it should be noted as an important detail. The plan was to destroy one of the liberated areas of the Kurdish Freedom Struggle.
The occupation of one of the areas that is controlled by the People’s Defence Forces (HPG) and YJA STAR guerrillas would be conveyed to the world as Erdogan’s victory. If they had succeeded, they would indeed have declared a great victory.
In reality, it was “a massacre for the sake of domestic politics”, as former soldier İbrahim Yaylalı, who was previously detained by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), puts it.
However, according to data that has already been obtained, the plan backfired in Garê. The HPG announced that some of the National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) officers, soldiers, and police officers who were detained by the guerrillas lost their lives during the bombardments. If the aim of the operation was to save the detainees, Turkey could have sent a delegation and the military operation would not have been necessary.
Notes from History: On 5 August 1991, seven soldiers were detained during an attack against Samanli gendarmerie station. Since then, around 60 Turkish military officers have been released and sent to Turkey.
What happened at Garê
This time “Soldiers died at war, and the kings spoke”.
Soylu, one of the King’s men, had made statements that he would later regret. Bahçeli harshly threatened the civilians. The opponents of the King – Kılıçdaroğlu, Akşener, and Davutoğlu – made statements that raised suspicion about them being opponents of the King. To avoid losing votes in Turkey, they swore allegiance to the King (Erdoğan).
But why did a crazy attack took place? Reason: not to lose Kurdistan, which remained part of the Ottoman Empire
Erdoğan’s real strategy is to rule a Kurdistan that includes no Kurds. To define this as a crazy act would be naive. Since Roboskî, Erdogan has been working on this plan.
One of the ex-revolutionists I spoke to after the Garê attack explains the situation as follows: Erdogan destroyed cities, rivers (Hasankêf), Diyarbakir (Sur), Botan (Cizre) in Kurdistan but still cannot rule Kurdistan and its peoples.
Making a statement after the Garê attack, did Bahçeli offer support to Erdogan, stating that nothing will be the same as before?
Or is it the trio of Erdogan, Bahceli, and Soylu whose end will come? They are the ones who must account for the families of the soldiers who were killed there. They are the ones who must account for the people of Kurdistan.