Turkish plans to expand anti-Kurdish front led by KDP

The Turkish occupation state is trying in various ways to involve regional powers in its ongoing war against the Kurds, in addition to its efforts to use the Kurdistan Democratic Party as a spearhead in this war.

Turkish plans to expand anti-Kurdish front led by KDP
Turkish plans to expand anti-Kurdish front led by KDP
Turkish plans to expand anti-Kurdish front led by KDP
Turkish plans to expand anti-Kurdish front led by KDP
19 February 2024   03:00
News desk

In the past two months, the Turkish occupation state has intensified its diplomatic and security activity, in an effort to form a broad front to support it in the war of extermination it is waging against the Kurds.

Turkish diplomatic and security activity escalated after painful strikes it received at the end of last year and the beginning of this year, 2024, at the hands of fighters of the People's Defense Forces HPG and the Free Women’s Units - Star, in Southern Kurdistan, Turkey, and Northern Kurdistan.

Turkish activity focused on the Hewler-Baghdad line, in parallel with efforts to implicate Tehran and Cairo in hostility to the Kurds.

But the Kurdistan Democratic Party was at the center of Turkish efforts to expand the anti-Kurdish front, relying on the precedents of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which participated in the last four decades in several attacks launched by the Turkish occupation state on HPG.

Since 2021, the complicity of the Kurdistan Democratic Party with the Turkish occupation state has taken an escalating trend, as ambushes set up by the Kurdistan Democratic Party caused the martyrdom of 9 male and female fighters from the People's Defense Forces during the last three years, in addition to the martyrdom of 3 fighters in a Turkish bombing that came very shortly after the departure of militants affiliated with the party of Kurdistan Democratic Party for the targeted site.

In the latest attack, two fighters from HPG were injured in an ambush set up by gunmen from the Kurdistan Democratic Party in the Amadiyah region of Dohuk Governorate in Southern Kurdistan on the 24th of last January.

In the past two months, starting from December 19, 2023, the foreign and defense ministers and heads of the intelligence services of Iraq and Turkey met in Ankara, during which the Turkish occupation state explicitly called on the Iraqi government to participate in the war against the Kurds.

It also publicly threatened the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Party and demanded that it distance itself from the PKK.

On the 23rd of last January, the head of intelligence in the Turkish occupation state, Ibrahim Qalin, held meetings with Iraqi officials, led by Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid, and Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani.

Less than a week later, Qalin met with the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, in Hewler, the Prime Minister of the Government of Southern Kurdistan, Masrour Barzani, and the Minister of Interior, Reber Ahmed, on January 28.

It did not take long until the Minister of Defense of the Turkish occupation state, Yaşar Guler, met with Masoud Barzani on February 7. Masrour also met with Barzani on the same day, in addition to his meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, President of Southern Kurdistan.

On February 13, Turkish fascist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Masrour Barzani in Dubai.

In Munich, Nechirvan Barzani met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish occupation state, Hakan Fidan, on February 17.

The attempts of the Turkish occupation state were not limited to involving Iraq in the war against the Kurds, but rather the Turkish occupation state sought to drag Iran into this war, which was clear during the meeting that brought together Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 25, where he stressed Erdogan stressed the need to cooperate in what he described as the war against terrorism, that is, the Kurdish people, from the point of view of Erdogan and the fascist Turkish state.

In his last meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 14, Erdogan said on board his plane returning from Egypt to Turkey: “We can take all forms of steps with our neighbors in the region, provided that the establishment of a terrorist entity on our borders is not allowed.”

T/ Satt.