Added time: 10 February 2014, Monday 09:26
Statement from KCK Co-presidency
Attempts aiming at creating a negative perception towards the
Kurdish Freedom Movement have been continuing in the recent days. It
seems that a center has pressed the button to discredit the Kurdish
Freedom Movement and the Kurdish People’s Leader.
The main aim of the international conspiracy against Leader
APO [15 February 1999] was to discredit and make him ineffective.
But, Leader APO, The Freedom Movement, and the Kurdish people
prevented the conspirators from reaching their aims by struggling
against the international conspiracy. At the present time, Leader APO
is the most influential and credited Kurdish Leader throughout
Kurdistan. He has also become one of the most influential leaders in
Turkey due to his effort for the democratization of Turkey and finding
a settlement for the Kurdish question. He is even hoped for finding a
solution for Turkey’s most basic questions. At the same time he is
being approved as one of the most influential political leaders in the
world. This situation means that the international conspiracy has
failed in reaching its goals.
The recent disinformation campaign against Leader APO is aiming
at breaking his influence and discrediting him. Therefore, those
engaging with such attempts are directly serving the international
conspiracy and are the affiliates of the conspirators. Doğu Perinçek
and his band, acting as the agents of the Turkey’s psychological
warfare just after the emergence of the PKK struggle, have continued
their enmity towards the Kurdish people from the mid-1990s acting
directly as a state power. They have assumed the most active role in
waging a dirty psychological war waged against the Kurdish people.
They have turned into the dirtiest circle of psychological warfare.
They acted as the state’s institution for psychological war against
the freedom struggle of Deniz Gezmiş, İbrahim Kaypakkay, Marhir Çayan
and their friends. All the socialist and democratic circles of the
late history have witnessed this fact.
The Turkish branch and section of the sworn enemies of the PKK
and APO, that is, the Perinçek band, have montaged and broadcasted
some parts of the dialogues between Leader APO and Turkish officers in
Imrali. These montages and tweezings have been made in such a way so
as to serve their psychological war on the Kurds.
The tweezed parts being broadcasted are in fact those parts in
which Leader APO calls on the Turkish state [to work out a solution].
These arguments are the same arguments he has put forward in his
defenses and his dialogues with his lawyers. He has reiterated the
same arguments in various forms during the court hearings. The main
theme and content of these arguments are ‘Let’s settle the problems
among ourselves, as Kurds and Turks’. The Kurdish People’s Leader and
the Kurdish Freedom Movement have for many times expressed this
viewpoint, both before the international conspiracy and after it. The
1993 and 1998 cease-fires have been documented as the most conspicuous
instances of this approach. The tweezing and montaging of the
viewpoints expressed in Imrali conditions are purposeful attempts
serving the ominous aims of such circles. By attacking Leader APO they
are in fact attacking the Kurdish freedom struggle and its moral
Leader APO has always mentioned that Kurdish-Turkish conflict
and any conflict between the Kurds and other nation in the region
serves just one aim: the continuation of the hegemonic and colonialist
system in the Middle East. Therefore, any force which leaves the
Kurdish question unsettled and has no intention of settling it serves
those who have imperialistic aims. In order to disentangle the
‘Gordian knot of the Kurdish question’ and free the peoples of the
Middle East form this intrigue, Leader APO has called on regional
states and particularly the Turkish state: ‘let’s spoil this game’. He
has repeated this call over and over before falling captive [to the
international conspiracy] and being incarcerated in the prison island
of Imrali. The leading staff and cadres of our movement have for years
repeated this call in almost every speech and writing. We have called
on the Turkish authorities a thousand times: ‘let’s put an end to this
situation which is damaging for both the Turks and the Kurds’. Even
nowadays, both from [the] Imrali [prison] and outside it, we are
making similar calls to the AKP administration and the Turkish state.
But it is the Turkish state and the governments of the Turkish
republic, including the AKP administration, which have turned a deaf
ear to these calls and have interpreted them as a sign of the weakness
of our movement.
Not only in those video footages, but also from the [prison
Island of Imrali] Leader APO has for years made similar calls on the
Turkish state and authorities. It is the Kurdish People’s Leader who
has come up with the notion that ‘Anatolia and Kurdistan share a
political history of dialectical unity; let’s resolve the problems,
conforming with that historical togetherness’. He has conspicuously
expressed these views in his book, ‘Defending the Kurds, Under the
Pincers of Cultural Genocide’. Leader APO and the Kurdish Freedom
Movement have made the same calls on democratic circles and the
peoples in Turkey. The notions Leader APO put forward in Newroz 2013
and the call he made are efforts to settle the Kurdish questions on
the basis of democratization and within the framework of fraternity
and unity of the peoples.
The struggle line of Leader APO and the Kurdish Freedom Movement
is certain and clear. Their call for the peoples, for the Turkish
state and the regional governments is clear. The notion that
‘international forces want to get the upper hand in the region by
getting us fighting each other; let’s resolve the problems among
ourselves and spoil these games’ and the call made on such a basis are
still valid now as they were then.
Those who want to imply that the Kurdish Freedom Movement is the
collaborator of one force or another are themselves the affiliates and
servants of the international forces who maintain the grounds of
conflict between the peoples. Resorting to anti-imperialism slogans
and their so-called opposition to foreign forces are just pretexts to
conceal their such roles. The persons and circles who intend to
discredit Leader APO and our Movement are those who have served the
NATO and imperialist forces for tens of years.
We call on our peoples and democratic circles to be aware of
such provocations, take stand against them and remove the obstacles in
the way of democratization and the settlement of the Kurdish question.
Those who make these provocations are the ominous owls who are
trying to blur and destroy the relationships between our peoples. At
a time when our people have a strong desire and resolve to democratize
Turkey and settle the Kurdish question, such provocations and
obstacles are in fact hostile attacks at the fraternity and the
democracy and freedom struggle of our peoples. Let’s spoil the games
of the international forces in Turkey and the Middle East by taking
stance against these dirty offences and ensuring resolution and
democratization on the basis fraternity between our peoples; let’s
free our peoples from the turmoil of deadlock and conflicts.
THE COPRESIDENCY OF KCK EXECUTIVE COUNCIL