AKP settles Kyrgyz 'migrants' in Northern Kurdistan

AKP has settled Kyrgyz 'migrants' it brought in from Russia and China in Ulupamir village in Van's Erciş district.

Unable to break the resistance of people in Northern Kurdistan, the AKP government continues to make every effort to this end. The government is relocating some people disguised as 'migrants' in the Kurdish region. Afghans that were placed in Van in 1980's were later given arms by the state and recruited as village guards to serve the Turkish army. The Turkish state is now taking steps to place such 'migrants' in Northern Kurdistan.

Facing a constant failure in Kurdistan, the AKP government now resorts to change the region's demographic structure with the settlement of Afghan, Circassian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz 'migrants' in the Kurdish region. To this end, AKP settles these 'migrants' it brings in from Russia, Ukraine, China and Iran in Northern Kurdistan's Serhat region that it chose as a pilot region.

After the recent location of some 250 Gagauz Turks from Ukraine in Adilcevaz district of Bitlis, it came out that the AKP government has settled several Kyrgyz families in Ulupamir village in Van's Erciş district 15 days ago.

Reports suggest that AKP is planning to settle 75 thousand such 'migrants' in Northern Kurdistan in order to change the Kurdish region's demographic structure and use these people as village guards against the PKK.

Following last month's statement by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak that there were three million refugees waiting in Iran to cross into Turkey, 150 Afghans came from Iran as the first group and these were settled in the Van province bordering Iran.

Questions were raised when the 150 "refugees", some 60 of whom are women and children, reached Van bus station despite the 'We are monitoring our borders closely' statement of the Turkish Chief of Staff in response to Kaynak's previous remarks "30 thousand people entered Iğdır and Ağrı illegally in 2016 alone."

The Turkish government is reported to be bringing in gangs under the guise of 'migrants' into Northern Kurdistan.