Turkey responds to KCK's inaction by bombing cemeteries of guerrillas
Turkish Armed Forces have shelled the cemeteries of Kurdish freedom fighters in Amed's Lice district, on Mount Cudi and Mount Herekol.
Turkish Armed Forces have shelled the cemeteries of Kurdish freedom fighters in Lice, on Mount Cudi and Mount Herekol.
KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has two days ago declared inaction on condition that no attacks are carried out against the Kurdish movement, people and guerrilla forces. KCK said that; “During this process, our guerrilla forces will avoid conducting planned actions, will be engaged in no activities apart from maintaining its current position, and make no attempts to hinder or harm the exercise of a fair and equal election.”
The Kurdish movement's step as an answer to the peoples' demand for peace, was responded by the Turkish state with the massacre in Ankara, and then bombardmenta against three cemeteries of guerrillas in the Kurdish region.
The 'Martyr Amed and Martyr Hevidar Cemetery' in Sîsê (Yolçatı) neighborhood of Amed's Lice district was targeted by an intense bombardment by Turkish forces for hours late Saturday evening, the very same day when KCK declared suspension of actions and over a hundred demonstrators for peace were massacred in twin blasts in the Turkish capital.
A group of local people who explored the area of the bombardment on Sunday have found 8 dead bodies reportedly belonging to HPG guerrillas. The bodies were laid to rest in the cemetery.
On the other hand, the 'Martyr Cuma and Martyr Binefş Cemetery' on Mount Cudi was also targeted by attacks of the Turkish army. Following a bombardment and heavy wave of mortar attacks, soldiers blockaded the cemetery with dozens of armored vehicles and hindered access to the area where construction equipment were also deployed.
HDP Şırnak deputy Aycan İrmez, who was also denied access to the region, said the military operation was going on. İrmez stated that the operation manifested the truth that the inaction and suspension of actions meant nothing to the Turkish state.
The 'Martyr Resul and Martyr Azime Cemetery' on Mount Herekol in Siirt's Pervari district was also shelled by Turkish jets late yesterday evening.
While no news is being received from the human shields in the cemetery area, mobilization of Turkish aircraft continues in the mentioned region.