Kalkan: This is a new beginning, all should clarify their stance
PKK's Duran Kalkan stated that Turkey's Rojava and Shengal attacks on April 25 were “unprincipled and immoral”, a declaration of war and have given YPG-YPJ and YBŞ the right to fight against the Turkish army everywhere.
PKK Executive Committee Member Duran Kalkan commented on the Turkish state’s attacks on Rojava and Shengal in a program on News Channel.
Kalkan stated that the Rojava and Shengal attacks on April 25 were “unprincipled and immoral”. Kalkan said the attacks are connected both to history and current politics and pointed out that the attack on Shengal was made to coincide with the anniversary of the Armenian, Syriac and Kurdish Genocide that started on April 24, 1915.
He stressed that the attacks are a declaration of war and have given YPG-YPJ and YBŞ the right to fight against the Turkish army everywhere.
TURKEY ENTERED THE WAR IN IRAQ AND SYRIA DIRECTLY
Kalkan said with the attacks on Shengal and Rojava, Turkey entered the war in Iraq and Syria directly and added: “The invasion of Jarablus and Bab had already put all Syrian democratic forces at odds with Turkey. These attacks have made Turkey enter the war in Syria and Iraq directly.”
THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT AND SAVE ISIS
Kalkan stated that at a time when ISIS is almost defeated in Raqqa and Mosul, the Turkish state is trying to protect and save ISIS and continued: “Now who can say AKP and MHP are separate from ISIS? They are trying to save and protect them.”
KDP ALLOWED THE ATTACKS
Kalkan pointed out Erdoğan is an enemy of the Kurd, and that he will attack even if they are peshmergas. He protested KDP allowing the Turkish state to attack and asked: “So, wouldn’t one ask, did KDP allow the Turkish jet fighters to bomb Shengal so PKK would leave?”
Kalkan said Tayyip Erdoğan and Devlet Bahçeli were encouraged by the KDP in carrying out these attacks.
THE WEAK ARE ATTACKING BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THEY WILL FALL
Kalkan said Erdoğan is at his weakest in all his 15 years of power and added that he carried out these attacks because he is afraid he will fall.
He said: “The administration of Tayyip Erdoğan and Devlet Bahçeli is at its historic weakest. There is no Republic of Turkey left. There is only Tayyip Erdoğan’s gang. They don’t attack because they are strong, they attack because they are weak and they are afraid they will fall.”
THOSE WHO ABANDON SHENGAL TO FASCISM TODAY WILL ABANDON HEWLER TOMORROW
Kalkan called on the KDP to question their line of thought and said that those who abandon Shengal to fascism today will abandon Hewler tomorrow. Kalkan addressed the KDP and said: “Will they declare a Kurdish state under attack by the Turkish state? And will Shengal be part of this state? If this is so, all of Bakurê (Northern) Kurdistan should have been free by KDP’s logic. There they can live comfortably, arm in arm with the AKP.”
THIS IS A NEW BEGINNING, INTERNATIONAL POWERS SHOULD CLARIFY THEIR STANCE
Kalkan spoke of a new beginning and said that nothing will be the same anymore. Calling on all to clarify their stances, Kalkan said: “This is a new beginning. Nothing will be the same anymore. This was truly the end of an era. The time of stalling, ambiguity, playing multiple sides is over. It can’t be the same as before. The US, the EU, Russia, Iran, KDP will all clarify their stances. All in the Middle East will: Whose side are they on?”
THIS IS A DECLARATION OF WAR
Kalkan called Turkey’s attacks “a declaration of war” and continued: “War has been declared on Democratic Syria. War has been declared on Democratic Iraq. War has been declared on Democratic Autonomous Shengal. Now the Turkish army is at war with YBŞ forces and YPG-YPJ forces. This is war. The headquarters were hit. This is not like anything else. The forces striving to liberate Raqqa from ISIS were stabbed in the back. This is not just a simple situation. It is a declaration of war. Now the Turkish army and the Turkish state are in the middle of the war in Iraq, the war in Syria, the war in the Middle East and the World War III.”
Kalkan stressed that according to international law, the YPG-YPJ and YBŞ forces now have a right to fight the Turkish army anywhere.