KNK: Attack on our office targets national unity

“Cooperation with the occupier means treason: this is the red line and no Kurd or Kurdish force should cross this line," said the KNK, emphasizing that they will stand against the attacks and further deepen the line of national unity.

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Executive Council condemned in a written statement the armed attack on its offices in Hewlêr, as a result of which Deniz Cevdet Bülbün was murdered.

The KNK pointed out that this attack was the result of a strategic decision and a message. "This attack did not just target an office, an employee, a KNK member. The aim of this attack was the national unity of the people of Kurdistan. These attacks showed how helpless and afraid our enemies are in the face of our unity. Every Kurd should see this fact and act accordingly."

The KNK said that they "know the attackers" and added that the targeting of their representations was a continuation of the attacks carried out by the Turkish state and its collaborators in South Kurdistan, but also in Rojava, Shengal, Maxmur, Zap, Metîna, Avaşîn, Suleymaniyah.

The KNK Bashur Representation is in the middle of Hewlêr, and monitored 24 hours a day by the regional security and intelligence. There are dozens of cameras around it. Therefore, the KNK asked the Bashur government and the Hewlêr security forces: "If (the attackers) are not protected, how dare they use their arms in the middle of the day? Could they break into the KNK office and massacre people? How can MIT move freely in the region, organize spies and kill patriots? Who allows this?"

The KNK said that the regional government and the Hewlêr public order would be responsible for the massacre if the murderer was not caught as soon as possible and the instigators were not exposed and tried.

The KNK said that the Turkish state's attacks against Kurdistan continue, and underlined the attack on Erbet airport in Sulaymaniyah, which took place half an hour after the attack in Hewlêr. The KNK also said that the attacks on Rojava, Shengal and Medya Defense Areas, and said: "This war is not only against a Kurdish movement. It is aimed at all Kurds and all of Kurdistan. The Turkish state is not only attacking, but also forming alliances against our people and mobilizing other invaders. All Kurds and Kurdistan's forces need to see this reality. Cooperation with the Turkish state, cooperation with enemies and occupiers means treason: it is a red line and no Kurdish or Kurdistan force should cross this line."

Reiterating that the attack on the KNK office targeted the national unity of the Kurdistan people, the KNK Executive Council reaffirmed its stance and called on anyone to "strengthen the national line against this attack and attacks in general. All Kurdistan forces should unite. We call on all parties and organizations to not remain silent against these attacks, to protest and be one voice against the attacks. We will not step back against the attacks, we will stand against the attacks and we will further deepen the line of national unity."

At the end of its statement, the KNK commemorated all the martyrs of Kurdistan, including martyr Deniz Cevdet Bülbün, the martyrs at Erbet airport, Shengal and Rojava, and expressed their condolences.