11/14/2005: "Turkse Koerden rebelleren na bomaanslag"
Afgelopen vrijdag vonden er voor de derde opeenvolgende dag rellen plaats in het zuidoosten van Turkije nabij de grens met Irak.
Al jaren verbaas ik mij over de houding van Europa,EU en anderen.
Zelf ben ik bijna twee jaar geleden naar Koerdistan geweest om de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen bij te wonen.14 dagen ben ik er geweest en 14 dagen lang is de groep met wie ik was,gecontroleerd door de geheime dienst.
Wij werden zelfs niet meer toegelaten als waarnemer bij de verkiezingen samen met de mensenrechtenorganisatie aldaar.
We zijn geintimideerd zo ook de persoon van het IHD bureau.
Het jaar daarop ben ik naar het Munzurfestival geweest waar op de laatste dag mensen de Munzurrivier ingeslagen zijn,wapenstokken,traangas en veel geweld .
Laatst zijn er geloof ik 13 leden van de verboden communistische partij gedood en met chemische wapens onherkenbaar gemaakt.
Al de verslagen die wij hebben verstuurd naar de diverse politieke partijen hebben weinig indruk gemaakt.
Alleen als de Heer Eurlings iets zegt,schijnt het enige invloed te hebben.
Het is veel spannender om te schrijven over eerwraak(kijk eens hoe achterlijk de bevolking is) dan over het georganiseerd geweld .
Hoe kunnen Koerden asiel aanvragen als het een toekomstig EU land wordt.Kun je als EU vluchtelingen uit een ander EU land accepteren of honoreren??
Er is een hoop gaande in Koerdistan maar zoals de heer Meijer van de SP ooit op een vergadering in Brussel heeft gezegd"al dans ik op de tafel "men kijkt niet op van zijn papieren
bovenstaande commentaar is van mij.Naam verkeerd geschreven
ENGLISH (12.11.05) The small Kurdistan province, Semdinli was shaked on the 9th of November, by a bomb eruption in a bookstore. One person died and 11 wounded. The people gathered immediately for protesting this bombing which was appereantly state-sourced. The people caught the bombers while they were trying to escape in a car. The three persons in the car were members of the army, two subofficials and one specialist sergeant. The growing crowd beated the military men, and gave them to the police. The car of the bombers was also subject to the great anger of the popular crowd and was damaged.
The second attack occured during the province prosecutor was making official research in the field. Counter-guerilla members opened fire over the crowd and the prosecutor. Another person died and five more were wounded.
In the military men’s car, was found very important proof: Three AK-47 rifles, hand grenades, an official “Gendarme Intelligence Service” ID belonging to “Ali Kaya” and other official gendarme cards belonging to that name. Also a military map of Semdinli in which some targets were marked was found. In this map, also the bombed bookstore was marked. Also a detailed drawing of the bombed bookstore was in the car. A “death list” was found in the car, which consisted of 150 names which were politically active in the Kurdish democratic movement, together with a list of “agents of the state”. “Ali Kaya” also has a “misson card” signed by a colonel of the Semdinli barracks.
The fascist military was caught red-handed in Semdinli by the brave people of this Kurdish province. More bombings were done in the province against civilian targets which aimed to confuse the people about the guerilla and create conflicts within the people and the Kurdish guerilla.
The Semdinli people is on the streets for the last two days. All the shops of the town is shut-down for protest. The schools are also closed because the students are not going. A police check-point in Semdinli was burned and destroyed by the people. Clashes with the police continued for two days. Also in the town center, Hakkari, which Semdinli belongs to, a big demonstration happened. The people destroyed state buildings and threw stones to the police, while the police opened fire to the mass.
In the funeral of the two martyrs of the people, which were killed in the bombing and shooting of the death squads, an angry crowd of 5 thousand people took place. Slogans against oppression and counterguerilla were shouted, along with slogans in favor of PKK and Abdullah Ocalan. The coffins were covered by the Kurdish national flag: Yellow, red and green.
The bourgeois politics front is in chaos after the popular uprise. It is a so evident case that, no one can deny the military presence in the attack against the civilian people. The AKP government claims that the ones responsible for this event "will pay its price". Of course, except the headquarters of the army, who still deny this presence and claim inofficially that this was a inner-clearance of the PKK and the caught soldiers were there to investigate the bombing.
Only two of the arrested four were imprisoned. The people finds this quite insufficient and thinks that the state is trying to cover the role of the state in this event and to protect the real criminals.
Two civilians dead and dozens wounded
For a long period there have been bomb attacks in Kurdistan by the government’s contra -guerrilla forces.
Our attention has been brought to the fact that these attacks have mainly been in Hakkari’s Semdinli district.
The latest bombings occurred on the 9th November, which was the day the EU published its annual report for the ended September 2005 on Turkey’s progress towards accession. It was also the day on which an agreement was signed in which Germany would be selling two hundred tanks to Turkey. The report made no mention of the Kurdish question.
From the information which we have received we know that two sergeants dressed as civilians and one expert sergeant came to the Umut bookstore and threw inside a cluster bomb. Once the explosions had occurred the sergeants and expert sergeant attempted to get away from the scene with their vehicle, however they are caught by local people. The police began to fire at the crowd, who wanted to lynch the sergeants, but took them to the police station. A large and diverse quantity of guns and bombs were found in the sergeants’ vehicle. We have found out that Zahir Korkmaz was killed in the bookstore in which the bomb exploded and Metin Korkmaz was heavily wounded.
The police fired in the air in order to defuse a reaction from the public who had gathered outside the hospital. The police did not only do this but they also attacked the civilians protesting against the events and wounded 11 people, including the mayor of Semdinli, Huriet Tekin, who was trying to calm the situation.
Whilst the people had still not recovered from the shock of these events a second attack took place in which six people are believed to have seen wounded. At around 16:30 a person who was believed to have been an expert sergeant began to fire at the public from a 42 Konya plate white Dogan vehicle. Ali Yýlmaz, Vahit Canan, Islam Kaya, Muzaffer Ertaþ, and Abdurrahman Dozder were wounded from the fire. Ali Yýlmaz lost his life later at around 18:00.
The fact that the government forces were responsible for the attacks was not only uncovered by the local people but by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP Esat Canan who also confirmed that the vehicle which was used belonged to the police.
Even though the attackers were detained by the security forces, Hakkari’s provincial governor made an announcement stating that no one had been caught in connection with the attacks. This shows that even though the government was caught red- handed they wanted to mask the truth.
As the EU chooses to ignore the Turkish government’s efforts to suppress the Kurdish problem by force, it does not address the Kurdish question in its annual report on Turkey’s progress towards accession and portrays the core of the problem as the Kurdish people, thus giving more courage and confidence to the government’s secret security forces.
Nonetheless this time these were caught red handed in Þemdinli. The government has to dwell on these attacks and bring those responsible to justice, otherwise this incident will become the second Susurluk for the government.
We call upon all responsible organisations and democratic groups to call for a halt to the attacks by the Turkish government forces and we call upon the EU to act more responsibly towards the Kurdish people.
Kurdistan National Congress
NEWSDESK, Nov 16 (DozaMe.org) - One protester was killed and 15 people, among them two Turkish police officers, were wounded in clashes between Kurdish protesters and Turkish security forces in the city of Hakkari in northern Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) on Wednesday.
Clashes started when Turkish security forces fired tear gas at Kurdish demonstrators who had gathered outside the 'Sen Hotel' in central Hakkari to protest the killing of civilian Kurds by Turkish security forces in the cities of Semdinli and Yuksekova in the Hakkari province.
Meanwhile the protests in Yuksekova continued. Thousands of Kurds put up barricades blocking roads to downtown Yuksekova. Banners saying 'PKK Check Point' was put up at the barricades. Demonstrators chanted slogans in favor of the Kurdish national leader Abdullah Ocalan and gathered at the check points whenever Turkish security forces showed up.
Turkish security forces are now evacuating families of Turkish soldiers and police living inside the city of Yuksekova to a military housing complex on 'Orman Street' as security forces no longer control the city.
Kurdish protesters are also rallying in the cities of Siirt, Batman, Amed (Diyarbakir) and Agiri to support the protests in the Hakkari province.
Ik ben zo benieuwd naar de aanleiding of argumenten van Turkse geheime dienst naar deze aanslagen.
Wil men juist de boel ophitsen zodat Turkije niet bij de EU komt ?
Militairen ,dorpswachters en politie zullen een andere rol krijgen als Turkije bij de EU komt.
Helaas wordt de nadruk tot toetreding gelegd op de religie ipv de mensenrechten,onderdrukking en uitsluiting.
Het is een prachtig gebied daar rondom Hakkari maar zo arm en vol met politie,militairen en geheime dienst.
Iets wat wij ons niet kunnen voorstellen.
Het gevoel dat je steeds om moet kijken door wie of wat je gevolgd wordt.
Door provocaties vanuit de geheime dienst waardoor Koerden het slachtoffer worden.
Ik voel me erg verbonden met de Koerden en daardoor verdrietig om de ontwikkelingen in Koerdistan.
Geen voorpagina nieuws voor de Nl kranten helaas.
Voor tegenstanders van de EU natuurlijk koren op de molen van deze mensen.
Hoewel ik niet veel op heb met de EU in deze vorm,hoop ik dat door toetreding de arme Turkse en Koerdische gemeenschap een beter leven zullen krijgen.(denk dat het een droom van mij is en niet reeel)