Once terror descends on the cities of a country, it alters the way people go about their daily lives. Suicide attacks in public places become a routine thing. A mother sending her son off to military service is literally sending him off to possible death. The entire civic life takes on a whole new form with the imposition of curfews and other similar actions.
Terror is cowardly; it strikes from behind and targets easy victims. All forms of terror are evil. But communist terror is even worse, as it seeks to impose a North Korean system on the world and knows only the language of violence.
Turkey is a country that has been facing communist terror for 35 years. Southeast Turkey is the worst-affected regions of the country but very often this disease spills over to other parts of the country as well.
As a result, 35,576 of our citizens have been martyred, 386,360 have been forced to leave their homes and $350 billion has been spent. The executions that have taken within the PKK, the main player in the terror, far exceed these figures.
The decision in recent weeks to hold a congress in April concerning the calls by Abdullah Ocalan, the PKK’s imprisoned leader, for the organization to lay down its arms, have greatly excited various circles in Turkey and abroad. The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have been generous in their praise.
The fact is however, that in the same way that Stalin, who advocated the need for anti-religious propaganda against all faiths, signed an accord with the Churches, allowing new churches to be built, or that Lenin, who was so critical of the capitalist system implemented it as an economic policy for a time, the PKK’s talk of laying down its arms is no more than a communist tactic. Communists have no qualms when it comes to applying various tactics as part of Lenin’s theory of “one step forward, two steps back” when it comes to spreading their own ideology.
The PKK is a Leninist-Stalinist terror organization that seeks to build a communist state by breaking Turkey up into pieces. Since the 1990s it has been wearing an imperialist mask in order to curry favor with the West, and while it may have changed its tactics, it has never abandoned its communist identity. During this time, it has decided to enact cease-fires seven times. These decisions to disarm that have been taken on various grounds since 1993 have always ended with new offensives by the PKK. The “PKK laying down its arms,” described as the essential precondition within the peace process that began in 2009, has never happened.
We also need to consider some admissions on the subject; Cemil Bayık, one of the leaders of the PKK, says: “There are no conditions under which we will lay down our arms. Laying down our arms means surrendering. It means death.”
Duran Kalkan, a member of the organization’s executive council, says; “We do not consider the call for the guerrilla force to lay down its arms meaningful or serious. We do not wish even to discuss it. Guerrillas do not lay down their arms.”
Another leading member, Zebat Andok, says; “We are engaged in an armed struggle against the Republic of Turkey. There is no question of us laying down our arms.” Sabri Ok, another member of the leadership, says that as a Leninist organization they are waging a war against colonialism and admits that this is only possible through force of arms; “We are an organization that knows full well how it took up arms against colonialism… It is impossible for us to lay down our arms while the reasons for our doing so still apply.”
People need to be well aware of all this. The PKK has got where it has today through force of arms. It has established control over the Southeast of Turkey and pressurizes the local inhabitants. It has done that through violence. The presence in the Turkish Parliament of a party that enjoys full PKK backing has only been possible through force of arms. The success in the Southeast of that PKK-backed party in the local elections is the result of force of arms, not democracy. The people there have been forced to vote. Even the fact that the current Turkish government is talking to the PKK and even negotiating with a murderer such as Ocalan is the result of force of arms. Hard as it is to admit, that is the truth.
Of course, the Turkish Army has always defeated the PKK, but it has always used its weaponry as a useful card.
A communist organization knows that if it lays down its arms it will have no means of prosecuting its struggle. A communist organization also knows that it is impossible to establish ideological domination over such a religious nation as Turkey; arms are therefore the only means of imposing that ideology.
The PKK is trying to establish a covert autonomy through the directives known as the “ten articles” under the guise of laying down its arms. It wishes to do this through the strengthening of local administrations and redefining the concept of “state.” It expects the Republic of Turkey to learn the true definition of a state from a terror organization. The reference to the strengthening of local administrations may sound very innocent to the ears of the EU and will look like a tactic worth supporting. The EU will probably only understand the disaster that will come from allowing a communist structure on Turkish territory when it is far too late.
For these reasons, certain circles in Turkey, Europe and the US must not fall into an error that will have the most terrible consequences. It is no secret that the PKK has been armed by the US on the pretexts such as the attack on Kobane. If the US and Europe fail to see that the talk of disarmament in Turkey is no more than a ruse and that the ground is being prepared for a communist uprising under a mask of “ethnic identity,” then they will be supporting a picture of savagery that will harm the whole world.
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