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KDP shyly criticizes Turkey over its latest op. in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok: KCK

  2021-06-01  | 
 Zhyan News Network
Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) logo- Graphic By Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has shyly criticized Turkey on its latest offensive and repercussions in the Kurdistan Region’s border areas in Duhok governorate, and is not at the level of ethical and historic responsibilities, a group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said.

“It is surprising the PDK [KDP] bloc in the Iraqi parliament and its spokesperson in the Kurdistan Regional Government have shyly criticized the state of Turkey and legitimized Turkey’s invasion by accusing the Kurdistan Freedom Movement,” PKK-affiliated Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) said, referring to the PKK fighters. 

PKK is an armed Kurdish opposition group that has started an armed struggle for Kurds’ cultural rights in Turkey. 

Since April 23, Turkey has started an operation against PKK members in Duhok’s border areas and erected at least four new military bases adding up to almost forty others in the Kurdistan Region.

“Turkey’s aim is to remove all the Kurdish nation’s achievements and to annex Southern Kurdistan (Kurdistan Region) to the Ottomans authority,” read the statement, referring to the Turkish-backed Ottomans Empire that ruled a large part of Middle East (ME) including the current Kurdistan Region for over 600 years in the past centuries. 

The KCK claimed the Turkish army has used chemical weapons thirteen times in its current fight against the PKK members in Duhok’s mountainous areas.

Photos and videos recently circulated on social media, more notably by Kurdistan Parliament lawmakers, showed piles of logs felled by the Turkish army and exported into Turkey , which that have sparked condemnations.  

On Tuesday, Turkish Consul-General Hakan Karacay was summoned to the Kurdistan Parliament and Speaker Hemin Hawrami conveyed to him his“grave concern about the harm to the lives and livelihoods of the villagers in the border area villages of Darkar, Bativa and Kani Masi, caused by the military conflict between Turkey and the PKK.”

“Cutting down and looting trees is one of occupation’s dimensions. The State of Turkey has not come only for trees, it has come for invasion,” the KCK said. 

“Invasion means torching and cutting down forests and every garden and property, and meaning the use of chemical weapons and displacing people from their ancestors’ lands and changing demography.”

(Zhyan English)