KDP bans entry and exit to 53 villages in Bradost
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has banned entry and exit to 53 villages in the Bradost region in cooperation with the Turkish state. The villagers were threatened that they would be targeted by the Turkish state.
Villagers have told RojNews agency that the KDP, acting on Turkish state's instructions, has banned entry and exit to 53 villages in the Bradost region, province of Hewlêr.
It was reported that the KDP blocked the village roads with earth mounds and deployed peshmerga forces from Helgurt Command.
The villagers told RojNews that they were warned that “commuting is prohibited”. Some of the villages whose roads have been blocked are as follows: Bêrkim, Deraw, Sinîn, Berbizin, Mêrgereş, Bêrkim and Navdaruk, in Sidekan town.
According to RojNews, the Turkish state told the KDP to warn the villages in the region, otherwise they would be targeted by air strikes in the areas in question.
The closure of the roads causes serious problems to villagers involved in animal husbandry and agriculture. The villagers cannot go to their vineyards and gardens and cannot graze their animals.