PKK will not leave lands waiting for the
"Great Revolution" in Turkey's Kurdish region:
August 27, 2012
PKK spokesman Ahmet Deniz.
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Workers'
Party PKK announced Sunday that the Turkish tactics
depend on air and artillery strikes, thus its
fighters will not leave their lands waiting for the
PKK spokesman Ahmet Deniz told Aswat al-Iraq that
the clashes with the Turkish army continued, but
they are "unable for land combat, but depended on
air and artillery bombardments".
He added that the PKK strategy "has changed by not
leaving the controlled land, as they did before".
Deniz confirmed that the PKK got mss support
particularly in bigger cities with Kurdish majority,
waiting for "the Great Revolution of the Masses", as
he described it.
He denied any Iranian support and did not extend any
to the Syrian, stressing that his party "fights for
freedom, democracy and independence".
"We will not stop this war, because the Turkish
government rejected the dialogue with us", he
PKK administrative source revealed that clashes took
place in near Kurdistan areas that resulted in 20
Turkish casualties, while two PKK fighters were
Since spring 2012, the Iraqi border areas witnessed
military clashes between the Turkish army and PKK
fighters that led to hundreds of casualties.
Clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK
militants have intensified in recent weeks,
particularly in Turkey's Kurdish Hakkari
province (northern Kurdistan) near borders with Iraq
(southern Kurdistan) and Iran (eastern Kurdistan).
The PKK has several times proposed peaceful solutions regarding Kurdish problem,
Turkey has always refused saying that it will not negotiate with “terrorists”.
Since it was established in 1984, the PKK has been fighting the Turkish state,
which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds, to establish a Kurdish
state in the south east of the country. More than 40,000 people have since been
But now its aim is the creation an autonomous region and more cultural rights
for ethnic Kurds who constitute the greatest minority in Turkey, numbering more
than 20 million.
A large Turkey's Kurdish community openly sympathise with the Kurdish PKK
The PKK wants constitutional recognition for the Kurds, regional
self-governance and Kurdish-language education in schools.
PKK's demands included releasing PKK detainees, lifting the ban on education in
Kurdish, paving the way for an autonomous democrat Kurdish system within Turkey,
reducing pressure on the detained PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, stopping military action
against the Kurdish party and recomposing the Turkish constitution.
Turkey refuses to recognize its Kurdish population
as a distinct minority. It has allowed some cultural
rights such as limited broadcasts in the Kurdish
language and private Kurdish language courses with
the prodding of the European Union, but Kurdish
politicians say the measures fall short of their
The PKK is considered as 'terrorist' organization by
Ankara, U.S., the PKK continues to be on the
blacklist list in EU despite court ruling which
overturned a decision
to place the Kurdish rebel group PKK and its
political wing on the European Union's terror list.
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