Report about the Contra-Coup and Kurdish Struggle (Turkey)
Numbers of Contra-Coup
Because the Gülen Movement couldn’t manage to do coup, Erdoğan and AKP made the coup. Or had to make. The numbers of purges after the coup attempt in Turkey:
30.000 teachers is purged from the education system completely because they have relation with Gülen Movement
20.000 teachers is away from education system (can return back but can’t teach this year) related with Gülen Movement.
1000 private schools are closed related with Gülen Movement.
15 universities are closed related with Gülen Movement.
14.000 teachers is away from education system (can return back but can’t teach this year) related with PKK and Eğitim-Sen (Syndicate that organizes workers of education matters that is opposition to the government)
75.000 thousand Passports are cancelled that are related with Gülen Movement. And to apply and take Green Passport (Special passport that allows you to go EU without visa) became so much harder. In order to stop people escape to EU and apply for asylum.
3.500 judge and prosecutor are purged related with Gülen Movement.
2.000 thousand police purged from police institution completely.
4.000 thousand soldier purged from military completely.
16 TV channels, 45 newspapers, 15 magazines, 23 radio stations are closed related with Gülen Movement.
12 TV channel, 11 radio channel are closed related with PKK, Alevi and socialist movement.
On August, 40.000 prisoners released to open new spaces to oncoming political prisoners, especially from Gülen Movement.
Because of a lot of state officers from different institutions of state (Ministries, population offices, schools etc.) were purged, so state needed new people to work. So government organized an exam to enter these institutions. 3.5 million people entered that exam!
Plus they need a lot of Police Special Operations to fight against PKK. They were the most active in the towns and cities compared to the military. So they will recruit 10.000 more:
And 285.000 people applied for 10.000 of quota!
Anyway. All these numbers shows there is a major crackdown in the state of Turkey, so they have to rebuild it. It will take some time and by that time there will be a chaotic atmosphere. So, to stop that chaos there is State of Emergency that no other power take advantage from the weakness of the state. It’s the most basic reason of why you increase the security levels. You increase the security levels, because you feel unsafe. And of course these sentences are from the eyes of a state.
PKK and the Contra-Coup
Plus there is of course extra pressure to HDP (Legal, Democratic Party of PKK), associations related with PKK because of State of Emergency. But there is a war between two organizations (Kurdistan Workers Party and Turkish Republic) since the 1984. Since 1984, 17.000 people got killed by contra forces of state without any clue. 4500 villages got burned and destroyed. 350.000 people had to immigrate to other towns and cities inside Kurdistan and Turkey in the last 2 years of war. In 35 years of war total 3
million people were displaced.
Also the democratic struggle was really problematic. Until now 7 legal, main party of Kurdish Movement got closed. Many legal deputies, managers, journalists, intellectuals etc. got killed. These are not new things. Kurdish movement and people know the state well already.
9 deputies, 29 majors from HDP arrested; 190 associations related with Kurdish movement (PKK) closed since the coup. But again, it’s not new for the PKK or any movement, group fights against the Turkish State.
One of the most known is Leyla Zana and 5 more deputies’ immunity has been cancelled in 1994 and sent to the prison.
Anyway. These closing municipalities, arresting of deputies shows us one concrete thing: Democratic struggle can protect the movements until some level. Or we can trust to the democracy until some level. When your movement or you passed that level (level that the system defines) they will take all your rights, legal possibilities and money.
Before, now and after. We shouldn’t listen to deputies speeches, share the twitter sentences of them, got sad when they got arrested, feel disrespected because we gave vote. And anyway we shouldn’t give vote.
Nobody should be more sad, upset, angry etc. because of these arrested representatives. Are their life is more valuable than the 1000 militants, guerillas that killed in last 1.5 years? That are sacrificed their life to the PKK, freedom and autonomy of Kurdistan, against colonization of the Turkish State, against the military of the Turkish State. Plus, a lot of cities destroyed by the tanks, helicopters and artillery by the Turkish Military. Including Diyarbakır, Cizre, Nusaybin, Silopi, Yüksekova, Derik etc.
https://www.google.de/search?q=cizre+g%C3%B6r%C3%BCnt%C3%BCler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW45iQzrjQAhXJKsAKHcglBSgQ_AUICCgB&biw=1366&bih=634#tbm=isch&q=cizre+y%C4%B1k%C4%B1m – destroyed houses in cizre
https://www.google.de/search?q=cizre+g%C3%B6r%C3%BCnt%C3%BCler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW45iQzrjQAhXJKsAKHcglBSgQ_AUICCgB&biw=1366&bih=634#tbm=isch&q=nusaybin+y%C4%B1k%C4%B1m – destoyed houses in Nusaybin
https://www.google.de/search?q=cizre+g%C3%B6r%C3%BCnt%C3%BCler&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW45iQzrjQAhXJKsAKHcglBSgQ_AUICCgB&biw=1366&bih=634#tbm=isch&q=sur+y%C4%B1k%C4%B1m – destroyed houses in Sur (old part of Diyarbakır)
These visuals are important because when you fight against one state, shows what the state is capable of and does it. Destroying the whole town to get it back. It’s not a new thing of course. In the recent years Syrian Regime with Russia destroyed whole Syria. Iraq Army destroyed whole Fallujah, Ramadi and now destroying Mosul to take back (of course with full support from US). Israel is destroying Gaza regularly. Most known example from the history is throwing atomic bombs to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to take the Japan, with less ‘casualties’.
Lastly, some words about ‘truck bombs’…
Bringing the truck bomb ‘technology’ and ‘knowledge’ from Syria. One of the most effective methods against static militaries. Has been practiced by different Islamic groups, know also PKK learned this knowledge from the war in Syria. If you don’t have planes, tanks, artillery, missiles; no problem. You have truck bombs. And it’s pretty effective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYKkE57VooA – suicide bomb action in Cizre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZmPZDT3Psk – suicide bomb action in Dargeçit
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ZuGPPnK593CVaEnIBkRkm7IT42I&hl=en_US&ll=39.40801409758252%2C34.62728354531248&z=6 – suicide attack map turkey
And after some information links:
http://www.gerillatv.net/ – Official Visual Media of PKK -Gerilla TV
Official YouTube Channel – Gerilla TV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2O72Ic2P6vqFvWzKHi3tLQ/videos – Official YouTube channel – HPG Online
This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at 10:07 am and is filed under Social Control.