Posted by: hevallo | March 29, 2011

>The Last Time There Was A Chance For Kurds and Peace in Turkey

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19th October 2009!

By Hevallo

On the 19th October 2009 Abdullah Ocalan ordered a PKK Peace Group to enter Turkey with a message that the PKK wanted a peaceful and political settlement to The Kurdish Question in Turkey.

The eight guerilla fighters of HPG were detained upon entry at the Silopi border gate but amazingly released in their full combat uniforms and allowed to address the crowd that had travelled miles to get to the isolated border gate.

Then the PKK Peace Group set off and travelled around the Kurdish towns of Silopi, Cizre and Siirt before arriving at nighttime at Diyarbakir where over one million people had waited all day to greet them. Their bus took all day to travel a short distance through the jubilant crowds of supporters and stopping for many rallies. This was truly a historic day!

Please watch these videos, and these of the day, because when you do you get a sense of the mood and the situation very well.

These are the PKK Guerilla Fighters of the HPG (People’s Defence Forces) who are being welcomed as their heros by the Kurdish people.

Throughout the videos you will here some same chants from the crowds, “PKK are the People, the People are PKK!” is one.

“Biji Serok Apo/Long live our Leader Apo/Abdullah Ocalan” is another.

This was only in October of 2009. Since then the Turkish Government have closed down the legal Kurdish Parliamentary Party, DTP and conducted raids of over 1,000 Kurdish politicians including elected Mayors of the newly established Kurdish party, BDP, hoping to crush the Kurdish Freedom Struggle. The Eight Kurdish Freedom Fighters from the Peace Group have also been arrested.

This suppression has been tried before and failed. It only makes the Kurdish Resistance stronger.

By closing the democratic road for the Kurds by wholesale arrest and detention of Kurdish representatives the Turkish government are seeking revenge for the massive electoral defeat suffered by AKP at the last local in NW Kurdistan (SE Turkey) and are provoking the Kurdish side to continued military conflict.

This year, AKP unleashed a new psychological war against the Kurds with a ‘hunting season’ opened and an atmosphere of hatred built up. There was a campaign began to try to divide the Kurdish people before the upcoming general election in 12th June by flirting with some indivdiual Kurdish singers and politicians known for their dislike of PKK, the National Liberation Movement of the Kurds in Turkey.
An assassination attempt took place against a popular Kurdish singer and blame was pinned on the PKK despite emphatic denials from the Kurdish leadership who is known for claiming any actions it takes part in.
And the now, the Kurdish people have launched their Mass Campaign of Civil Disobedience to provide a political alternative to violence. Many have criticised the Kurdish Movement for continuing the armed side of the struggle for Kurdish rights in Turkey and now the movement have made a political decision to struggle in the democratic field.
Even this is criticised by AKP!

Kurdish people will continue to struggle for the legitimate rights in Turkey and many feel that 2011 is the year of ‘solution’. Let’s hope that these chances are not squandered as in 2009.
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