KCK Calls for Struggle Against Turkish Occupation of South Kurdistan

December 7, 2015
BEHDINAN – ANF

KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has released a statement calling for an enhancement of the struggle in four parts of Kurdistan and all around the world against the occupation of the Turkish state in South Kurdistan.

Remarking that the Turkish state has deployed around 2000 soldiers, tanks and armored vehicles in South Kurdistan territory outside the knowledge of the parliament and peoples of Turkey, KCK said; “While the Turkish state has just shot down a Russian plane for crossing its borderline for several seconds, Turkey’s dispatchment of military forces to South Kurdistan without getting permission from the parliaments of Iraq and KRG proves the fact that the Turkish state has become an expansionist fighting force in the Middle East.”

‘TURKISH STATE IS NOT CONCERNED OVER TURKMENS’

KCK said it is clear that the Turkish state isn’t concerned over Tal Afar Turkmens, adding; “Because the Turkish state has been engaged in the plan of occupation of Mosul and Tal Afar by ISIS. Against the Shiite government of Iraq, Turkey has supported Sunni groups and ISIS to take Mosul and Tal Afar. The fact that the Turkish state voiced no reaction while Turkmens in Tal Afar were massacred and forcibly displaced, reveals that it has no concerns over the Turkmens. Turkey’s intention is to strengthen its presence in South Kurdistan, to execute pressure over KDP, and to make KDP and PKK confront each other. It aims to create a Kurdish conflict like the one before 2000’s and weaken the struggle of the Kurdish people. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s remarks “We have no problem with any power, we are just involved in a fight against ISIS and PKK targets in Syria and Iraq”, lays bare that the deployment of Turkish soldiers in Iraq actually targets the freedom struggle of the Kurdish people.”

‘TURKISH STATE TRIES TO HINDER KURDS FROM GROWING STRONGER’

Stressing that the Turkish state’s whole policy is based on hindering Kurds from growing stronger, KCK said this is why Turkey has openly supported ISIS and Al-Nusra at the cost of confronting the U.S. and Europe. Dispatchment of soldiers to South Kurdistan has strictly taken place on the basis of opposition to Kurds. Assessing this situation otherwise means a failure to understand the Turkish state’s policy of opposition to Kurds. The Turkish state is hostile to the people of South Kurdistan as well. The reason why Turkey doesn’t lay this animosity bare today is the fact that it is engaged in a war against Kurds in Bakurê (North) and Rojava (West) Kurdistan. It would be a great unawareness to suppose Turkey to be a friend of South Kurdistan.”

‘SOUTH KURDISTAN PEOPLE SHOULD ENHANCE THE STRUGGLE AGAINST OCCUPATION’

Describing the Iraqi government’s strong objection to the deployment of Turkish forces as a manifestation of the Turkish state’s status as occupier, KCK noted that the South Kurdistan parliament as the will of the people hasn’t approved the Turkish deployment either.

“All the NGOs, human rights organisations and political parties in South Kurdistan should object to the Turkish occupation, which is the only way to truly defend a free and democratic life. This occupation by Turkey could also give other occupying forces a right to enter South Kurdistan, especially to the Iraqi army to enter anywhere in Kurdistan. To avoid such occupations becoming normal and legitimate, the people of South Kurdistan should immediately take action and enhance the struggle in order for the expulsion of the Turkish military from South Kurdistan, which will make the land more democratic and free, and render the government, politics and people of South Kurdistan stronger.”

Putting emphasis on the importance of unity by the Kurdish people and their forces, KCK underlined that Kurds will become the rising folk of the 21st century as long as they unify on the basis of their national interests.

‘TURKISH STATE ALLIES WITH ALL FORCES HOSTILE TO KURDS’

KCK remarked that the Turkish state is perpetrating a heaviest atrocity against the people in Bakurê Kurdistan, laying siege to cities and burning them to the ground, while it on the other hand allies with ISIS and all forces hostile to Kurds in order to hinder the people of Rojava Kurdîstan from attaining political status.

KCK said; “The Turkish state which has attacked Kobanê until yesterday is now having gang groups attack Kurdish people in Afrin and everywhere else. All the political powers in Kurdistan should object to the deployment of Turkish military forces in South Kurdistan, and struggle should be enhanced in every part of Kurdistan and all around the world in order for the expulsion of the anti-Kurd Turkish state from South Kurdistan.”