KCDK-E to launch campaign to denounce the US bounty on PKK leaders

"As KCDK-E, we call on all our people and our friends to participate in the actions and the letter campaign with the broadest participation to remove the US decision regarding the three Kurdish politicians."

The European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) will start a campaign on April 29 to denounce the US bounty on three Kurdish representatives.

In a written statement published on Wednesday, the KCDK-E Co-Presidency Council said that "Despite serious political and economic problems with the Turkish state, the US did not hesitate to make concessions to the Turkish state during the Trump period. The Trump administration approved the genocide and annihilation attacks of the Turkish state against the Kurds. He offered support to Erdogan to occupy Rojava, Shengal, Maxmur and South Kurdistan.”

The statement continued:

"Following Joe Biden's phone call with Turkish president Erdogan on April 23, 2021, the Turkish army launched a new military operation in Iraqi territory on April 24 including Metina, Zap and Avashin areas in South Kurdistan. It is noteworthy that the operation coincided with the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide that claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. The Erdogan administration launched an attack to commit a Kurdish genocide when Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide.


The USA and the European Union have normalized the brutal treatment of the Kurdish people and other peoples based on "Turkey's sensitivity to terrorism". Endorsed by the USA and the European Union, the Turkish state uses the Syrian and Iraqi airspace as it wishes to occupy the lands of its neighbors and to engage in all kinds of barbaric acts and violations outside its borders.

First of all, it should be stated that the Republic of Turkey and dictator Erdogan are the biggest terrorists that cooperate with ISIS gangs. Kurds, who necessarily adopted an armed defense in order to protect their language, culture and physical existence, are not terrorists. The genuine terrorist is the Turkish state that subjected Kurds, Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians-Syriacs to genocide.

Although there is no "terrorist" action by the PKK against the USA, the EU or any other state, the PKK and its administrators are accused of "terrorism" and are put in terror lists because of Turkey's arguments based on lies.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer, who visited Ankara on November 4, 2018, stated that the US would offer monetary awards for Kurdish politicians Cemil Bayık, Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan. He announced that a reward of $ 12 million would be granted to those who could provide information about the identity or location of the PKK executives.

On April 14, 2021, the US Ambassador to Ankara, M. Satterfield made a statement on his Twitter account to please Turkey and its dictator Erdogan. Satterfield announced that the US would give a $ 12 million reward to those to provide information leading to the capture of Cemil Bayık, Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan.


First of all, it should be noted that calling politicians who fight for the freedom and well-being of the Kurdish people as "terrorists" and putting bounty awards for their murder are an incentive against human dignity and morality.

It is an inhumane, unlawful and immoral method to offer a bounty reward for encouraging people to kill opposition politicians in ways that even primitive states of the Middle Ages did not employ. The US President Joe Biden must immediately put an end to this inhumane practice.

The KCDK-E urges the US administration to immediately withdraw this decision targeting 3 Kurdish politicians and to stop its support to the policies of destruction, denial and genocide of the Turkish state which cooperates with radical Islamist organizations such as Al Qaeda, ISIS and Al Nusra.


As KCDK-E, we call on our internationalist friends to raise a common struggle in all countries as we launch a campaign on April 29 in Germany.

We will launch a campaign under the motto "Representatives of the Kurdish people are not terrorists" for the USA to withdraw this decision. This campaign will be carried out in front of the US consulates for 4 weeks each Thursday and our requests will be submitted to the officials. In addition, our institutions, especially KCDK-E, all Kurdish people and our friends will send letters to the US president to withdraw the decision about 3 Kurdish politicians.

As KCDK-E, we call on all our people and our friends to participate in the actions and the letter campaign with the broadest participation to remove the US decision regarding the three Kurdish politicians."