"No one is supposed to think that the votes that the Kurds gave to AKP is because of sympathy or trust or belief in AKP"
~ Leyla Zana.
~ Leyla Zana.
From Yeni Özgür Politika:
The US and Iran clandestinely met regarding Qendil
It has been revealed that the Iran regime, which implements attacks against PJAK and PKK guerrillas, met with American officials secretly.
KCK Executive Council member, Duran Kalkan, said the US and Iran met at least three times regarding the Qendil attacks. Kalkan said: "The US and Iranian regimes met three or four times until now. In all these meetings, the attacks against the Medya Defense Zones by Iranian artillery was negotiated and has been decided."
Pointing out the cooperation between the US and Iran regarding PKK and PJAK, he said "On this basis, they attack PJAK. I mean, it is obvious that the US approved and supported this attack. For that reason, a dirtier alliance is revealed." Mentioning that cooperation against PJAK by the most opposite forces has been decided in these meetings, "The US can have an alliance with Iran, categorized by the US as one member of the Axis of Evil, to strike Kurds. The artillery shelling of Qendil-Xinere regions is completely under American permission and support" Kalkan said.
Remembering that the 1975 Algeria Accords were signed by the US, Iran, and Iraq regimes, Kalkan stressed the cooperation against Kurds, thus, is not a new event.
In Amed (Diyarbakır), high school students have been taken by the police, with the permission of high school administrations, to wedding salons where anti-PKK seminars were held. The students were asked to become spies for the police. Since these are illegal incidents, students and their guardians applied to the IHD.
Troops who gave anti-PKK speeches at the seminars, gave their business cards to the students and wanted them to call to talk, either in a park or a cafe.
Students were transported from school to the seminars in police buses. At least three schools were involved in these police activities: Rekabet Kurumu Anadolu Lisesi, Yunus Emre Lisesi, and Namık Kemal Lisesi.
In London, Leyla Zana speaks out, saying that for PKK to lay down its arms, "firstly [Turkish] planes must stop bombing operations". Zana continues: "The Kurdish people see the PKK's struggle as their insurance and I am one member of these people. A democratic solution of the Kurdish question is feasible with a new, liberal constitution which includes the rights of the Kurds and other peoples who are living in Turkey."
On the AKP government, Zana says: "Kurds will send AKP to the garbage." Zana criticized AKP severely in the meeting she attended at the Kurdish Community Center. "No one is supposed to think that the votes that the Kurds gave to AKP is because of sympathy or trust or belief in AKP. Our people just wanted to give AKP a chance. They supported AKP with the consideration that 'whether it can find a solution for our children in the mountains, whether the Imrali system could be changed or he [Ocalan] could be freed.'"
Leyla Zana also called the Kurdish political parties for a national conference. Such a conference is necessary to clarify Kurdish national interests and to have a common policy. She stressed the vital importance of an intra-Kurdish dialog.
Zana will continue with diplomatic contacts and series of meetings in London through 25 May.
Meanwhile, back in Elkî (Beytuşşebap) . . . On 21 May, in retaliation for HPG military council member Adil Amed, Kurtay Faraşin, and the Besta shehids, HPG attacked Tepê Şabanikê in Meydan Zengelê region. HPG siezed Tepe Sabanike hill, where TSK soldiers were positioned, within 10 minutes. Five TSK soldiers were killed and four committed suicide by running off the edge of a cliff. In this operation, HPG also siezed one BKC machine gun and one BKC sight, two M-16s, three military bags, one walkie-talkie, several lanterns and smoke grenades. Nine soldiers were killed, one of whom was a lieutenant, and five were wounded.
On the same day, fascist Turkish army units began a military operation in Güçlükonak's rural areas. HPG attacked one of the units. As a result, two TSK soldiers were killed and two wounded. After the operation, the region was bombed by Cobra helicopters and tanks.