PKK: KDP administration and Barzani family have taken betrayal to the next level

Stating that the KDP and the Barzani family have taken the betrayal with the Turkish Republic to the next level, the PKK Foreign Relations Committee called for opposing the KDP's betrayal and co-operation with the Turkish Republic.


The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Foreign Relations Committee released a statement warning against trivialising the cooperation of the Barzani family with the Turkish state and stating that the KDP has raised treason in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to a new level.

The PKK statement released on Sunday includes the following:

"Great movements and great leaders take their place in history with their principles, their way of life and the struggles they waged, while small movements and small leaders take their place in history with their lack of principles and betrayal.

In the freedom war waged by the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla with superhuman sacrifice and heroism, the KDP administration is working together with the Turkish army and MIT (Turkish intelligence service) against the guerrilla. A joint coordination centre of the Turkish army and the Peshmerga was established in Hewlêr (Erbil), as well as an Intelligence Sharing Room of MIT and Parastin. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has repeatedly announced these partnerships in front of the press. On the websites of the Turkish General Staff and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, maps of the Turkish bases and outposts established together with the KDP are openly published.

The KDP and the Barzani family know very well that the co-operation they have entered into with the Turkish state, the Turkish army and the MİT is co-operation with the enemy, and that the definition of this among the people is treason. In order to overcome its loneliness in this cursed relationship, it is forcing the Baghdad government and the PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) administration to cooperate with the Turkish Republic, and for this purpose it is conducting joint diplomacy with the Erdoğan government. The visits of Hakan Fidan, İbrahim Kalın and Tayyip Erdoğan to Baghdad and Hewlêr are part of such an activity.

The KDP administration and the Barzani family, who do not react in the slightest and cannot utter a single sentence against the Turkish occupation and the ongoing attacks in South Kurdistan, have taken the betrayal that they have made a profession to the next level. Those who do not betray like themselves, who do not co-operate with the Turkish Republic, are being targeted by Turkey.

In its issue dated 14 May, the KDP's Xebat Newspaper said, "PKK has established an armed force in Sulaymaniyah. It sends these forces to Qandil and Rojava", making the city of Sulaymaniyah and its administration a target of the Turkish state. With such publications, the KDP encourages Turkey to attack Sulaymaniyah. The KDP, which previously entered Hewlêr with Saddam's tanks on 31 August 1996 with a betrayal it engaged in, now threatens the people and administration of Sulaymaniyah with the Turkish occupying state.

The KDP, the Barzani family and the Xebat newspaper know very well that the PKK has neither an organisation nor military forces in Sulaymaniyah. This is not just a simple lie, but a deliberate and intentional lie.

So what is the truth and reality?

The PKK and the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla are always and everywhere at the service of the people of Kurdistan and humanity to protect and defend Kurdistan in the face of enemy attacks.

Just like in 2014, when ISIS gangs attacked Hewlêr, Kirkuk, Maxmur and Shengal, they flowed from the mountains to the plains like a raging river upon Masoud Barzani's call for help.

History records all the events and betrayals. However, it should not be forgotten that there is no statute of limitations on betrayal. Betrayal is not forgotten and sooner or later held to account.

At such a time, when the Kurdish people are waging a struggle for freedom in four parts in the same mood and feelings, the KDP administration and the Barzani family, united with the enemies of the Kurdish people, persistently continue the betrayal that has become a profession to them. In the elections in North Kurdistan, the Barzanis, who participated in AKP rallies in solidarity, supported the AKP-MHP-Hüda Par bloc, which is an accomplice in the Kurdish genocide. Instead of standing by the Autonomous Administration and defence forces in Rojava, it supports the Turkish state and ISIS gangs. Instead of opposing the Turkish occupation and daily attacks in South Kurdistan, it opposes the Kurdistan guerrillas who are fighting against these attacks.

This is the objective situation, political, military reality and truth. Therefore, this is the deadlock that must be solved first and foremost. Ignoring this threatening and destructive reality, trivialising the betrayal, pretending that cooperation with the enemy is not a serious obstacle is tantamount to supporting the betrayal of the KDP and Barzanis. Therefore, all patriotic Kurdistanis, parties, organisations, intellectuals, writers and artists must oppose the KDP's collaboration and betrayal with the Turkish Republic and react against the spread of treason."