samedi 6 juin 2015

Violences : l'hypocrisie de Selahattin Demirtaş

Many PKK attacks reported as Turkey's opposition HDP uses peaceful rhetoric in west
AYŞE ŞAHIN
ISTANBUL
Published June 4, 2015

HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş, who took the spotlight with the peace messages he delivered in his campaign ad, remains mute regarding the dozens of reported attacks by his supporters in eastern provinces, purportedly giving consent to the pressure put on locals to vote for the party

With only two days left until the general elections that will determine the future of Turkish politics, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which is vying to pass the 10-percent election threshold hurdle to enter Parliament as a party, is resorting to pressure and violence to make its way into Parliament. The party, which is backed by the outlawed PKK, adopted democratic rhetoric to appeal to the electorate in the west, but intensified pressure in eastern provinces in an attempt not to lose its vote to the ruling party, which is also supported by a considerable number of locals in the region. There have been many reported threats and attacks thus far in the east, raising concerns of the security of the elections, and HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, who is already notorious for triggering violence during the Kobani protests that killed dozens, has stayed silent on the attacks committed by supporters, which some see as an apparent display of approval of the aggression.

Besides pressurizing people to vote for the party, the party's supporters have gone even further to intimidate the entire country by halting the reconciliation process the government is pursuing with the PKK to end the decades-long armed conflict between it and the state, and threatening that if the party fails to enter Parliament, they will take up arms.

"If we pass the threshold, we are the sun, the clouds and the rain. If we don't, our quarters are the mountains," a massive banner hanging in an eastern province reads, with "mountains" standing for the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq's Qandil Mountains. Another banner in Van province features a tap running with blood with a message that reads: "Take precautions beforehand," making a reference to potential violence that might erupt if the HDP does not pass the threshold. Another one with the HDP logo beneath the message reads: "It is dangerous for other parties to enter [Parliament]."

Previously, the HDP ran for seats in Parliament with individual independent deputy candidates to avoid the election threshold obstruction, but this time, taking a major risk, it is running as a party. Demirtaş, well aware that every single vote counts for the party to pass the threshold, has been employing the language of peace and democracy with the media and the west of the country, feeling its voting base in eastern Turkey is already strongly guaranteed. However, his embracing and peaceful messages fail to convince many sections of the public as the party has undertones of violence and aggression. Demirtaş is also still being accused of calling pro-PKK militants to take to the streets during the Oct. 6-7 protests that led to the deaths of roughly 50 people. The reported threats, pressure and acts of violence conducted by party supporters and the PKK has diminished already-blighted trust for the leader.Recently, a deputy from the socialist Patriotic Party (VP), originally the Workers Party, running for the eastern province of Hakkari, Namık Dereli, has resigned from his party and joined the HDP. The president of the party, Doğu Perinçek, claimed that what lies beneath Dereli's resignation was an armed threat by the HDP.

"He was forced to resign under the threat of arms. [Dereli] was previously telling us about how the PKK was intimidating him for the last few weeks. There were threats such as: 'You will be put on trial in the court of the public, you will be executed by shooting, none of your family will be able to live here.' "

Criticizing the HDP for its reported incessant threats and pressure on the public, Perinçek said: "I ask the public, how could you lead terrorists to Parliament when they are engaged in arms and threats," and continued: "I warn you, every vote for the HDP is support given to terrorism."

Some other reported incidents in the east are that in Diyarbakır province, members of the PKK raided a local cafe injuring one person in the leg. Two people from a rival pro-Kurdish party were attacked while they were trying to hang a poster. In Bismil, a district in the province, the cousin of the head of the district from the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) was kidnapped and released later. In the Ergani district, an office of AK Party deputy candidate Mustafa Elgörmüş was attacked with a bomb. In Silvan, PKK members left a local blindfolded and handcuffed in a cemetery, failing to complete the kidnapping. Some of the people who wander under the guise of poll takers, marked crosses on the doors of locals who said they were not going to vote for the HDP in the elections.

In Siirt province, a similar incident took place. People pretending to conduct a poll threw stones at the working places of those who would not vote for the party. Four members of the AK Party youth branch were assaulted by HDP members. An AK Party election office in the Veysel Karani region was set on fire. AK Party member Yasin Aktay's campaign vehicle was also attacked with stones. In Ağrı province, independent deputy Cemal Kaya was attacked with stones by HDP members. In Mardin, two hand grenades were thrown at the AK Party district election office.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/kurdish-issue/2015/06/04/many-pkk-attacks-reported-as-turkeys-opposition-hdp-uses-peaceful-rhetoric-in-west

PKK, save Turkish democracy
YILDIRAY OĞUR
Published 12 hours ago

The West has a growing sympathy toward the HDP as the party has been advertised as a rainbow movement and savior of Turkish democracy. But, the people in Turkey know what the HDP really is deep down and what kinds of forces control the party


It was just like a shark attack in the sea with lots of blood all over. The landlady of the flat on Yeni Cengizler Street of Diyarbakır, where four youths - Yasin Börü, 16, Hasan Gökgöz, 26, Yusuf Er, 18, and Hüseyin Dakak, 19 - took shelter on Oct. 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm described their brutal killing with these words.
Those who are not convinced may find more details about these murders in the bill of indictment. "The perpetrators attacked the slain and the injured youths first on the street and then began to chase them as they ran away. Upon identifying the building they entered, the perpetrators checked the flats one by one. One of them descended from an upper story to a lower one with a strip of cloth around his body and shot at the victims. Upon opening the door to the attackers, the group entered the flat and stabbed, kicked and beat the wounded. Then they threw three of them from the third floor and dragged one of them out of the flat and went on attacking the victims, who were in the throes of death, with kicks, stones, sticks and knives. The assault was carried out with a sadistic thought and in an inhuman way, suggesting the perpetrators rejoiced in the pain suffered by the slain and the injured."

The killing of four Kurdish youths in Diyarbakır by militias from the Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H), the armed urban wing of the outlawed PKK, stemmed from claims by the PKK's media outlets that the Islamist Kurdish movement, Hizbollah, which the victims sympathized with, had supported the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). They were not the only victims. During the violence of Oct. 6-8, 2014, 69-year-old Ahmet Albay was killed in front of his house in Adana for having a long beard, 55-year-old Mahmud Enes was killed while walking on the street with his wife who wore a headscarf and two Syrian Arab refugees who had come to Mardin to work were dragged from a car and killed for having beards and allegedly being pro-ISIS. Having begun with attacks by PKK militias out on a hunt for pro-ISIS people, nearly 50 people - most of them in clashes between PKK and Hizbollah - were killed. Since the PKK claimed that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) was also pro-ISIS, AK Party-controlled municipality buildings, museums and libraries were set on fire and shops of pro-AK Party tradesmen were looted. What made Kurdish youths take to the streets in the Kobani protests and launch a manhunt for pro-ISIS people was an urgent call by Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş on the night of Oct. 6. His announcement said: "We call on all Kurdish people to take to the streets and take action. From now on everywhere is Kobani."

The number of Kurdish civilians killed between Oct. 6 and Oct. 8 in events started by those who were out on a hunt for alleged pro-ISIS people following that call was greater than the number of Kurdish civilians killed while fighting real ISIS militants in Kobani. It was not the first incident involving Demirtaş, whose elder brother, former co-president of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) - a predecessor of the HDP - is currently a member of the PKK and is in northern Iraq's Qandil Mountains where the PKK leadership is based. It was Demirtaş again as co-chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) at the time who conducted public relations of an armed civil uprising launched by the PKK in 2011-2012 to create liberated zones. According to figures from the International Crisis Group (ICG), a total of 1,300 PKK militants and soldiers lost their lives for the sake of the "PKK's phantasm" for which Demirtaş conducted public relations by issuing misleading statements like: "A 400-kilometer zone lying between Çukurca and Şemdinli is under the PKK's control." With the PKK, essentially a rural guerilla organization, taking the conflict to cities, four girls who were headed to a wedding in Siirt were killed as they were mistaken for police officers. In Batman, three prominent figures, including human rights activist lawyers, were killed by a PKK-planted landmine. PKK militants preparing to bomb a military vehicle killed three old farmers in İzmir who accidentally saw them and in Bingöl, a woman who went out shopping for an upcoming feast threw herself onto a PKK suicide bomber to protect her children and died with one of her children. But you would be mistaken if you think after recalling all these incidents that similar cases are listed in an article published in Foreign Policy and titled "The Turkish Opposition's Secret Weapon." The author of the article, a former AK Party deputy who served as political adviser to an opposition candidate during the last local elections, has probably not spent the last three years in Turkey.

That the article mentions attacks on HDP election offices, however, suggests the author has been in Turkey recently. Then the fact that he does not make mention of two members of the Free Cause Party (Hüda-Par) who were killed just a week ago by HDP supporters in Şırnak, cannot be explained by forgetfulness. Again, it is difficult to believe the claim about Demirtaş in an article published in Der Spiegel magazine with the title "The Man Who Could Save Turkish Democracy." Of course, the armed PKK commanders in the Qandil Mountains, who even said which party the HDP should form a coalition with in various interviews in recent weeks, may order him to save Turkish democracy. Western media describes the HDP as a rainbow movement, comprising environmentalists, homosexuals and women. In this case, some truths should be kept in order not to wake them from their dream: Figen Yüksekdağ is the former leader of an old-fashioned socialist party that defended dictatorship of the proletariat, HDP candidate for İzmir Ertuğrul Kürkçü was a member of a militant group in the 1970s that kidnapped and killed Israeli Consul General Ephraim Elrom in Istanbul along with three British technicians, HDP candidate for Istanbul Levent Tüzel is the leader of a party that follows the line of Enver Hoxha and believes in Stalin's virtues and the HDP's Alevi candidates for İzmir and Istanbul joined pro-Bashar Assad rallies. In Egypt, we witnessed an example in which the army saved democracy according to the West. So it comes as no surprise that the West expects the same from an armed organization in Turkey.
Source : http://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2015/06/05/pkk-save-turkish-democracy

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