Preparations for a new invasion attack?

What does the fascist Erdoğan government want from Baghdad and Hewlêr? Is it making occupation plans for areas like Gare and asking for support for them? Is it also planning new attacks on Maxmur and Shengal? It is clear that the KDP is playing with fire.

After the rigged elections, the results of which were already known in advance, the fascist head of state Tayyip Erdoğan said: "We will strengthen the fight against terrorism and on this basis we will give more space to diplomatic activities". In fact, he formed his new cabinet accordingly and increased fascist terror at home and invasive attacks abroad. In parallel, he also accelerated diplomatic activities.

First, he went to Astana and tried to achieve what he could. Then he went to NATO and negotiated Sweden's NATO membership, again taking advantage of the Ukraine war and even talking about joining the European Union. And he asked for support for the genocidal war he is waging in Kurdistan. In response, the Secretary General of NATO issued a statement denouncing the PKK and the post of Special Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism was established within NATO. Within this framework, Erdoğan has not yet found approval and support for a new invasion attack against north-eastern Syria, but he has created the necessary environment for continuous air and artillery attacks. And he has reassured himself of the pre-existing support for the occupation attack on the Medya Defence Zones (guerrilla areas in northern Iraq). On this basis, he has tried to escalate military attacks by all means and methods, including the use of prohibited weapons.

These were his essential actions, but it was also necessary to ask for help from the Arab states to alleviate the economic crisis caused by the war and to find financial support for the war. In fact, he visited many Arab states and tried to get hot money by marketing Turkish resources. Although not all states made the hoped-for commitments, he managed to get partial new support from the powers to whom he had sold the Black Sea and Istanbul.

After all this, Tayyip Erdoğan's fascist-genocidal government has now taken on Iraqi diplomacy. Hakan Fidan, the former MIT undersecretary,Tayyip Erdoğan's "black box" and the new foreign minister, shuttled back and forth between Baghdad and Hewlêr [Erbil] for days. The press said that there was no leader in Baghdad and Hewlêr whom he had not met. He tried to embrace his interlocutors, especially the Barzanis, and pretend to be sincere. It is also rumoured that fascist leader Tayyip Erdoğan will also visit Iraq. Obviously, Iraqi relations are important for Tayyip Erdoğan's government and, on this basis, it wants to realise its new plans.

Of course, we cannot know exactly what was discussed and debated at the intensified Turkish-Iraqi talks and what results were achieved. The media reported that various trade issues were discussed, in particular the water of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and oil and gas. It is also said that the issue of the "joint struggle against the PKK" was put on the agenda by Turkey and dealt with intensively. It is said that the situation in the Iraqi territories occupied by Turkey was assessed. While there is not much about the Baghdad talks in the press, after the talks in Hewlêr, both sides thanked each other "for their contribution to the joint struggle against the PKK".

There is no doubt that the Turkish-Iraqi talks have an important economic and trade dimension. This can also be expressed in the short and medium term. We all know that behind the conflicts and wars in the region is the question of who will exploit the economic resources. It is well known that it is primarily about the struggle for economic interests and exploitation, and on this basis countless projects compete and fight with each other.

Although this is the common issue of all who meet and do politics on the ground, it is not the first priority of the Turkish state and the fascist AKP/MHP government. Their first priority is to crush the guerrillas, liquidate the PKK and, on this basis, complete the genocide of the Kurds. In other words, their main agenda is the genocidal war against Kurdish existence and freedom. It is certain that they put this on the agenda at every opportunity and try to get everyone's support on this issue.

And what does the Tayyip Erdoğan government want in this context? According to some statements, it is trying to annex the areas it has occupied in Xakurke, Avaşîn, Zap, Metîna and Heftanîn, i.e. to put them under its permanent sovereignty, and to get more support in attacks against the PKK guerrillas. However, it does not seem logical at the moment that the issue of annexation is at the top of the agenda. After all, this problem was solved with the agreement on a "buffer zone" between Turkey and Iraq in 1985. Also, the Hammer Force operation of 1991 and the joint attack of October 1992 showed that the Hewlêr government also accepted this solution. The Baghdad and Hewlêr governments have not resisted the occupation attacks of AKP/MHP fascism since 26 August 2016 and are therefore not in a position to resist the annexation.

What remains in this case are the extermination and liquidation attacks against Kurdish existence and freedom under the name of fighting the PKK. In this respect, Iraqi airspace has already been open to the Turkish state since 1991. There is no problem. Also, the Turkish state receives the desired intelligence support from both Iraq and the government of Southern Kurdistan. There is no serious problem in this regard. That is, it is not what the Tayyip Erdoğan government wants from the governments in Baghdad and Hewlêr, there is no need for such intense negotiations. S,o there must be other demands behind these new efforts.

So, what does the fascist-genocidal Erdoğan government want from Baghdad and Hewlêr? Is it making new occupation plans for areas like Metîna Summit and Gare and asking for support for them? Is it also planning new attacks on Maxmur and Shengal? Apparently, it does not seem politically possible for it to carry out an attack on Shengal that goes beyond the present one. The attack on Maxmur, on the other hand, was carried out some time ago and has been completed. What remains, therefore, is an attack on new regions within the Medya Defence Zones. In this respect, the region of Gare stands out and it is believed that the fascist AKP/MHP government is trying to prepare an invasion attack on Gare.

Undoubtedly, it cannot carry out a military attack on the area in question on its own. In this regard, the consent and support of the US and Iraqi governments is required. Above all, the KDP must participate in the war. Even if the Turkish state conquers Gare, it cannot hold it for the time being, but must leave it to the KDP. It should be noted that a possible attack on Gare is only possible if the KDP enters the war and eventually takes over the leadership of Gare. It is obvious that this would mean an open war between the KDP and the PKK without any discussion. So, the situation is serious and the Tayyip Erdoğan government is playing a dangerous game. It is trying to involve the KDP directly in the war against the PKK. The statements after the talks in Hewlêr show that the KDP also supports such a plan.

It is clear that the KDP is playing with fire and wants to take the collaborative traitor line it has been following for years to the extreme. Therefore, the people and the political forces of Kurdistan and Iraq must be attentive. They must not allow this attitude. The peoples, the women and the youth as well as the democratic and socialist forces of Turkey, who are really for the Turkish-Kurdish fraternity, must also oppose this attack by fascist Tayyip Erdoğan and the People's Alliance government aiming at occupation and genocide. Because waging a war of extermination against the Kurds at a time of the approaching anniversary of the battle of Malazgirt, which was largely won with Kurdish support, harms Turkey's society as much as it harms the Kurds. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and win the struggle for freedom and democracy together against the fascist terror and genocidal attacks of the AKP/MHP.

Source: Yeni Özgür Politika