"Turkey wants to depopulate Kurdistan"
"The Turkish State, which attacks our people and values at every opportunity, is also engaged in many occupation operations. The latest being the attempt to invade South Kurdistan and target the Bradost area."
The Central Headquarters Command of the People's Defense said that “the goal of the attacks launched by the Turkish state against South Kurdistan is to emptying these areas of Kurdistan and force Kurds to leave”.
In their statement the People’s Defense Command added that “The Rekani tribe has lived on these lands for hundreds of years”.
The statement continues:
"The occupying Turkish State has launched brutal attacks against the achievements of the Kurdish people in Kurdistan. The Turkish State, which attacks our people and values at every opportunity, is also engaged in many occupation operations. The latest being the attempt to invade South Kurdistan and target the Bradost area.
In addition to these invasion and occupation operations the Turkish State is also responsible of massacres. It randomly targets the areas where civilian people live with sophisticated weapons and warplanes.
On April 10, we have to add a new massacre to the many we have witnessed in the past. Turks attacked Sheladizê (Amadiya) where the Rekani tribe lives and brutally murdered 3 brothers and patriotic people. Brothers Remezan, Majid and Tahir Mihemed were three patriotic people.
On 22 March, another friend named Demhat Zindan (Demhat Ahmet Rekani) from the same Rekani tribe also fell martyr in a place close to this region during the attacks carried out by the invader Turkish state war planes.
It is no coincidence that our civilian people are targeted in these attacks. The aim is to empty Kurdistan and force the Kurdish people to leave their houses.
The Rekani tribe has lived here for hundreds of years. These people who are forced to leave their villages as the result of the attacks carried out by the Republic of Turkey are clearly ready to return to their own villages. But because of the attacks of the occupying Turkish army, the local people face the massacre every time.
Against this ongoing attack the Kurdish people should raise their voices wherever they are and should not remain silent about these massacres. The goal of our enemies is to kill the free Kurd. We must also work harder for the free future of the Kurdish people and we must fight our enemies to defend our people’s freedom in the four parts of Kurdistan.
We extend our condolences to the families and friends of Demhat Zindan, Remezan Mihemed, Majid Mihemed and Tahir Mihemed.
We, as Kurdistan People's Defense Forces, reiterate once again that we will continue to struggle to avenge our martyrs."