London, March 15, 2016 (AFP) – Fighting between the rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish army will now take place “anywhere,” warned one of the leaders of the PKK, Cemil Bayik, a Times interview conducted before Sunday’s suicide bombing in Ankara.
“Until recently the war with the Turkish army had only location in the mountains. Then she moved into the cities. Now there will be fights everywhere, “assured Cemil Bayik British newspaper four days before the bomb car Sunday night. “At this stage of the struggle, all our fighters order to be legitimate,” said the 65 year old man in this interview in the Kandil Mountains PKK rear bases in northern ‘Iraq.
“The Turks looted and burned everything they could in the Kurdish cities where curfews were imposed,” he he said. “So now, our people thirst for revenge (…). This is a new era of struggle of the people. “
The suicide attack Sunday that caused the death of at least 35 people in central Ankara has not yet been claimed but is attributed to the PKK by the Turkish Islamic-conservative government.
“Our struggle now is existential: to be or not to be” assured Cemil Bayik the Times. “Our main objective is the fall (of Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and his party AKP. Without their fall, Turkey can never be democratic. “
The Kurdish conflict resumed last summer and has shattered the peace talks with the government with the PKK end of 2012.
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