English KURDI كوردي عربي
By Aref Qurbani
Erdoğan has staged this bloody war against Kurds in Turkey, naming it "War against Terror". No doubt that the aim behind naming this war as the war against Kurd is to mislead the public opinion over this massacre in the Kurdistan of Turkey which is done by army under the banner of Erdoğan's government. In the same way, it is for attracting the view of the international community so that confronting Kurdish aspirations in this country is legalized on the ground of confronting "terrorist operations."
Kurdish guerrillas in this country struggle for obtaining freedom and rights of a 25-million nation which the Turkish authorities deny. The question is if murdering a human being be a crime and a terrorist act, why when guerrillas kill a Turkish soldier for protecting their lives and aspirations of their own nation, this will be considered terrorism; whereas, if the authority of this country kills not only hundreds of guerrillas but hundreds of civilians, this is not called terrorism?
I am asking why what happened in village of Roboski in Şırnak district where as a result of Turkish army's air raid in the course of few seconds 35 citizens were killed, is not a terrorist act? Or were not they human beings? Why when an occupying Turkish soldier who withholds the lives and freedoms of citizens is killed by a Kurdish revolutionist while he is putting his oppression into practice, this is called terrorism? Then what would they call the tens and hundreds of Kurdish citizens who are slaughtered by Turkish army's executioners?
If a bombing occurs in a Turkish populated city and some Turks become victims, the media outlets attract the world's attention and expose it as an abhorrent operation. But if a bigger crime is committed in Kurdish parts of Turkey, it is treated as a normal event, sometimes as military operation against terrorism. This all requires us feel responsible. Or if we keep mute against it, then on the pretext of terrorism, the process of annihilation of Kurds in Turkey will develop. It is our obligation at this stage to act upon our national patriotic and moral responsibilities and prevent this genocide.
In this part of Kurdistan which is annexed to Iraq, when one of our villages were ruined and we were Anfalized, we condemned the Muslims, Arabs and the whole world for turning a blind eye against all these crimes. Then what would we do now that we witness such a crime? Kurdish leaders send their condolence and concern letters to their Turkish counterparts when 10 Turkish soldiers are killed. Isn't it the time for us to voice a strong position against the massacre and genocide of Kurdish villages of Turkey and push the world speak out against these crimes? Can't we address the Kurdish diaspora across the world to demonstrate in front of Turkish embassies? Can't we push Turkey's Kurds to stage demonstration of one-million individuals in Istanbul and demand Erdoğan step down? Or isn't this the era for uprising of oppressed nations? Isn't Arab Spring a storm for the region to provide rights and freedom for the citizens?
It is essential that Kurdish political forces of all the parts of Kurdistan, especially those of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, motivated by their national and moral obligations, move and feel responsible against this threat and plan to confront it.
There has been no time better than now for attracting the attention of the world and shoring up international support against this oppression of Kurds. Kurds should not procrastinate and act indifferently; they should confront the threat in a way that it becomes a lesson for anyone who ever considers oppression and draw a limit for him.
Today there is an opportunity that along with the developments of national uprising in Syria, Kurds of Turkey also begin public massive demonstrations and demand democracy, freedom and their rights. But this step requires our guidance, cooperation and support. Our leaders should not be afraid of defending our nation in Turkey. And we should take into account the fact that our silence would further encourage genocide of Kurds under the rule of Turks.