The Turkish state attacked a house in the village of Elpelûrê in Kobani yesterday, where imprisoned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan has previously lived.
Material damage has occurred as a result of the attack, which has provoked strong reactions from politicians and the general public, according to a Hawar News report.
Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-presidency committee member Aldar Xelil shared a social media post regarding the incident, stating: “The unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Turkey attacked the house in Elpelûr where leader Abdullah Öcalan stayed in 1979. That assault, which takes place after 42 years, indicates the fascism of Turkey. The Turkish state isolates leader Öcalan for 22 years. Not satisfied with this, the state attacks everywhere he has influence. It is trying to spread the isolation and break his influence. Outside of prison, they want to isolate his thoughts. The Turkish state will not be able to succeed in this aim.”
The attack was against all Kurds
Meanwhile the pro-Öcalan Leader’s Freedom Committee in North and East Syria reacted to the incident, according to Hawar News. The committee stated that the attack was against international values and laws, and it emerged as a result of a fascist mentality. At the same time, citizens of Qamishli said the attack was against all Kurds, but it would not achieve its purpose.