People in Behdinan: Guerrillas should not be left alone
"As the people of this region, we will not leave our lands.We were born here, we will live here and we will die here. I call on every free Kurd to protect these lands and stand against the enemy's plans.”
People of Behdinan criticise the KDP administration's stance that actually approved the Turkish state attacks and said that, besides the guerrilla, they have a duty to defend their land.
Eyat Hirurê, from the village of Hirurê in the region of Behdinan, said that his region is under bombardment. He added that on 26 July, two people fell martyr.
Noting that the presence of the PKK, which in fact is not located in civilian settlements, is used as an excuse to target the region, Hirurê added: “Isn't it the PKK a Kurdish party? Then if they want so they can be in these regions. Being silent is not an option. All tribes and people of this region are uncomfortable with this situation. Guerrilla defends these lands in Heftanin and we will fulfil our role and mission after today.”
Hirurê pointed out that the Turkish state wanted to come and occupy the villages in the region of Behdinan region with these attacks and continued: “Turkey wants villagers to go to the city by causing great damage to the civilian settlements. Just as our ancestors resisted on this land and did not leave it, we won’t abandon our land. The Kurdish people will defeat occupation with resistance. The Kurdistan Federal Government remains silent. This silence does not serve the Kurdish struggle. Now in this area border security forces and peshmerga are located in a few places but why are they not going to the border? They are now to the interior of the Basûr territory. They should join the resistance alongside the guerrillas.”
Hisên Osman from the village of Asê also pointed to the spirit the peshmergas used to have. Osman, who also served as a peshmerga in the 1960s, said: “In the past, great battles were fought against the invaders on the tops of these mountains. Now everyone is united against Kurds and wants to exterminate them. They are bombing Kurdish villages every day. Against this, I believe that the struggle of Kurds will be successful thanks to the resistance in Heftanin today. As the people of this region, we will not leave our lands. Where shall we go? We were born here, we will live here and we will die here. I call on every free Kurd to protect these lands and stand against the enemy's plans.”