"We did not know they were this desperate."
~ Zübeyir Aydar on recent TSK statements.
~ Zübeyir Aydar on recent TSK statements.
Not surprisingly, the KONGRA-GEL chairman says the Turkish general staff's surprise is rubbish:
KONGRA-GEL chairman Zübeyir Aydar refuted the Turkish general staff statement about Cemil Bayık, that he had run away to a neighboring country and that his status was unknown.
In his statement, Aydar said, "Since the disinformation about KCK's executive council chief Murat Karayılan, that was released for several days, did not convince people, this time they are giving disinformation about Cemil Bayık. By doing so, they are implementing a psychological war. All these statements are entirely aimed at affecting the public's mind and demoralizing the Kurdish people. No one must give any credit to such statements."
Kongra Gel preseident Aydar said: "To be honest, we were also curious about the Turkish general staff's surprise; however now it is more obvious that this "surprise" is rubbish. Our friend Cemil Bayık neither went to another country nor has been "made dysfunctional". He is on duty, doing his work. No one has run away anywhere. There isn't any panic atmosphere. These are statements to affect the public's mind in their psychological war. No one must give any credit to these statements. Every week they state some news like one of PKK's administrators is killed or has run away. By doing so they want to demoralize our people.
"Actually, they are forcing our organization to make statements. This [news] mustn't be taken seriously. These generals have several stars but their lies are too much! These lies are disrespctful of the Turkish people. Indeed, these false statements show how these generals are lacking in seriousness. We did not know they were this desperate.
Regarding PKK's casualties, Aydar said, "This movement has a characteristic: we feel that we are responsible toward our people. This movement has always been open, never hiding its casualties; it mentions when it has casualties," and wanted Kurdish people not to give credit to such false news which aims at disinformation.
Meanwhile, Bahoz Erdal chimed in with statements of his own regarding the psychological war and public lies of the Turkish general staff in reference to a major operation last week in Şemdinli's Bezele military post:
Dr. Bahoz Erdal said, "The Turkish general staff chief [Büyükanıt] released a statement at midnight [9 May] that 19 guerrillas had been killed and TSK had two casualties, unlike the previous statements; the clash between the guerrillas and Turkish troops was still ongoing however. Not finding this lie sufficient, he added another lie to it by saying that, after the attacks on Qendil, PKK was in panic, some PKK administrators had run away, something happened to some of them, etc. This was their second lie. The general staff's midnight statement intended to diminish the effect of the Oramar, Gabar, and Zap resistance and, too, to block its rise. Again, Büyükanıt meant to diminish the effects of the Bezele operation in order to hide the realities."
I wonder how the Turkish general staff explains Murat Karayılan's miraculous resurrection and appearance on ROJ TV last week?
Instead of the official lies of the Turkish general staff, it appears that 29 Turkish soldiers have been killed during the Bezele operation and 11 wounded (contrary to the six that Turkish media admits to). The Bezele post was manned with 100 commandos and 250 regular soldiers. In this operation most of the station has been destroyed; four buildings, the arsenal, and seven military tents have been destroyed. The explosions in the arsenal continued from midnight until morning hours. Six military vehicles and one bulldozer have been destroyed as well. HPG sees this operation as one of its biggest in recent years.
These are the realities that Yaşar Paşa is trying to cover up.
PJAK has taken retaliation which resulted in the deaths of 18 pasdarans. PJAK executed operations as a retaliation against aerial attacks, in which Turkey and Iran cooperated, and which resulted in the deaths of six guerrillas. In these operations, PJAK killed 18 Iranian soldiers and suffered no casualties of their own.
Bijî PJAK! Bijî HPG!