PKK warns Turkey of long fight for freedom and Refutes Turkish Propaganda
The Kurdish secular socialist freedom fighters, the PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) has told the BBC* that it is ready to intensify its fight against Turkey because Ankara is trying to make it surrender.
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Cemil Bayik said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “escalating this war”.
“The Kurds will defend themselves to the end, so long as this is the Turkish approach – of course the PKK will escalate the war,” he said.
Despite Turkish propaganda, Mr Bayik, the PKK’s military leader, insisted that “we don’t want to separate from Turkey and set up a state”.
“We don’t want to divide Turkey. We want to live within the borders of Turkey on our own land freely… The struggle will continue until the Kurds’ innate rights are accepted.”
He said Turkish intransigence had made the PKK ready to escalate the conflict “not only in Kurdistan, but in the rest of Turkey as well”.
* The BBC can not be treated as a neutral news organisation
Below is a video made by the France 24 News organisation about the PKK