Biryara Bilintirîn Dadgeha Belçîkî ya Ser Kurdan Wê Bandorên Çawa Bîne?

Bilindtirîn dadgeha Belçîkî berî demeke kin biryar dabû ku nabe PKK wek rêxistineke terorîst were qebûl kirin jiber ku ew alîyekî şerê navxweyî yê li Tirkîyê ye.

Wezîrê Derve yê hikûmeta Belçîkî Philippe Goffin rojeke piştî biryarê gotibû ku biryara dadgehê biryareke serbixwe ya sîstema dadwerî ye û ti bandor li ser wan neke.

Endamê Konseya Rêvebir ya KNK’ê Zubeyîr Aydar bawer dike ku bi vê biryarê lîsta terorê ya Ewrupa, Amerîka û Brîtanya bê bingeh bûye û li Luksemburgê li Dîwana Dadmendî ya Yekîtîya Ewrupa dozeke din ya dijî lîsta terorê didome.

Kerem kin raporta me ya taybet temaşe bikin:

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Kurds and Republicans unite ahead of Istanbul election re-run

A coalition of opposition groups including Kurds and Republicans are joining forces ahead of a crucial election, which analysts predict may deliver the biggest political upset in Turkey in decades.

The initial poll in March to choose a new mayor to govern Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, secured a victory for the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), but on a margin of just 14,000 votes.

CHP candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s campaign was boosted by tactical voting from Kurds and other minorities seeking to oust the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Imamoglu was in office for just 19 days until Turkey’s Supreme Election Council annulled the result after claims by the AKP of irregularities at polling stations.

Now with the controversial re-run just days away, the Kurdish vote has been described as the “golden key” at the forthcoming ballot and CHP, Turkey’s oldest political party, is now considering a series of concessionary reforms that could allow for the teaching of the Kurdish language in Istanbul’s public schools for the first time.

 

Ekrem Imamoglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17, 2019. /Reuters Photo

 

Vote switching

The vote in the mayoral election on March 31 collapsed in confusion, amid a news blackout over exit poll results, with both the CHP and the AKP candidate former prime minister Binali Yildirim claiming victory.

Ahead of voting, Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), which has seen its relations with the ruling AKP deteriorate over the war in Syria and a renewal of the armed conflict in the Kurdish majority southeast of the country, took the radical step of withdrawing its own candidates from the mayoral race in Istanbul and in six other cities. Instead it urged its supporters to vote CHP.

Research by the Ankara-based economic think tank TEPAV suggests around 80 percent of the HDP supporters, close to a million voters, switched sides accordingly.

Now in a second round in which every vote counts, the Kemalist CHP appears to be shifting position on its historical antipathy towards the issue of Kurdish rights.

Imamoglu has told a Kurdish news channel “Kurdish language and songs are a part of Turkey’s societal unity.” While the veteran leader of the CHP, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, similarly told Turkish television that learning and receiving education in mother tongue is an individual’s “essential right.”

In a move that surprised many Kurds, CHP members also spoke out against the result of mayoral elections in the southeast of Turkey, where successful HDP candidates in five districts were removed from office and replaced with AKP runners up. While last year, former CHP presidential candidate Muharrem Ince visited the HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas at his prison cell in Edirne, where Demirtas is serving a four-year term over the party’s alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

People walk past by AK Party billboards with pictures of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim in Istanbul, Turkey, April 1, 2019. /Reuters Photo

 

Conciliation

This new conciliatory tone from Republicans has been cautiously welcomed by Kurdish voters. Mutlu Civiroglu, a Washington D.C.-based Kurdish affairs analyst, says ideologically the two political parties have much in common. “By nature CHP is (HDP’s) closest partner, but because of the disagreements over the Kurdish question, they have always distanced themselves. But now both sides feel equally victimized by the government and the Kurdish vote has the power of change.”

Istanbul-based analyst Gareth Jenkins describes the current coalition as a marriage of convenience in the harsher political climate. “There is a sense that the HDP is being squeezed out of the political space completely, that the Kurds can’t get their message across any other way.”

He cautions “CHP has always been seen as the main suppressors of Kurdish identity…the party still has a long way to go to convince the Kurds that it has changed. They don’t just have to win the trust of Kurds, they also have to persuade them to go out to vote.”

Supporters of imprisoned Selahattin Demirtas rally during a presidential election campaign in Istanbul, Turkey, June 17, 2018. /AFP Photo

 

Others in the Kurdish movement see HDP’s endorsement of the Republicans as a leap of faith that may not pay off. They point out that it was CHP parliamentarians voting in favour of AKP legislation to lift immunity from prosecution for lawmakers that led to the jailing of Demirtas and his party colleagues.

Ibrahim Dogus of the London-based Centre for Turkey Studies says the current alliance “is fragile… it remains to be seen if this strategy will bear fruit, but a renewed CHP victory in Istanbul on the back of HDP support would be difficult to ignore, likely forcing CHP to deepen its engagement with Kurdish issues.”

However Civiroglu sees a possible turning point, particularly on the contentious issue of Kurdish language provision. “The (Istanbul) municipality has a lot of power, a huge budget and 16 million residents. It can promote services, whether that is language teaching in Kurmanji or Zaza, supporting cultural and social activities for Kurds…it’s really a test case.”

Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, June 23, 2018. /Reuters Photo

 

‘Irreversible decline’

With the next vote on June 23 and opinion polls neck and neck, electioneering in Istanbul is intense, particularly in the predominantly working-class districts of Esenyurt, Buyukcekmece and Beylikduzu, with large Kurdish populations that voted CHP in March.

However analysts warn the focus on minority and floating voters misses the bigger problem for the AKP, namely the growing disillusionment with the party among its traditional support base; poorer, conservative Turks who have been hit hard by the worsening economic outlook.

Gareth Jenkins says whether the AKP wins the Istanbul mayoralty or not, the second election will prove a decisive moment for modern Turkey after two decades of AKP rule. “What we have seen in the past six months is an irreversible decline (in the AKP), the only question is the pace at which it is happening. Many younger members are aware that the grounds for the re-run in Istanbul are spurious and the party has been discredited.”

He predicts that “If the second election is fair then Imamoglu should win. But the real concern for the AKP is how any future opposition government will act. Will they do to AKP what the party itself has been doing to its own opponents over the past two decades? That is their fear.”

(Cover: Supporters of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu wave Turkish national flags during a rally for the upcoming local elections, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 28, 2019. /Reuters Photo)

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Erdogan, Trump agree to avoid power vacuum in Syria

Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Sunday to prevent a power vacuum in Syria after U.S. ground forces withdraw, in a phone conversation days after the U.S. president shocked global partners by announcing Americans would leave the war-scarred country.
Turkey was a rare ally that lauded Trump’s momentous decision to pull the 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, where they have been helping assisting in a multinational fight against ISIL.
“The two leaders agreed to ensure coordination between their countries’ military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria,” the Turkish presidency said in a statement.
Hours earlier Trump had tweeted that he and Erdogan “discussed ISIL, our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of U.S. troops from the area.” Erdogan tweeted shortly thereafter, saying the two leaders “agreed to increase coordination on many issues including trade relations and the developments in Syria,” dubbing the call “productive.”
U.S. troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria, with the often-impulsive Trump.
An American exit would allow Turkish troops to move against Kurdish fighters in Syria who have played a key role in the war against ISIL but are deemed terrorists by Ankara. Many U.S. politicians and international allies fear the withdrawal is premature and would further destabilize the already devastated region.
A U.S. withdrawal, said Mutlu Civiroglu, a Kurdish affairs analyst, will open the way “for Turkey to start its operations against the Kurds, and a bloody war will begin.”
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he “deeply regretted” Trump’s decision, and that “an ally must be reliable.” Several U.S. politicians from both parties rejected Trump’s claim that ISIL had been defeated, and many in the US military expressed alarm and dismay at the thought of suddenly abandoning Washington’s Kurdish partners.
And Trump’s sudden decision sparked turmoil within his administration, prompting the resignation of Mattis as well as of Brett McGurk, the special envoy to the anti-ISIL coalition.
Plans for the troop withdrawal will now be overseen by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who Trump on Sunday said would replace Mattis starting January 1.
Source(s): AFP

Erdogan, Trump agree to avoid power vacuum in Syria

Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed Sunday to prevent a power vacuum in Syria after U.S. ground forces withdraw, in a phone conversation days after the U.S. president shocked global partners by announcing Americans would leave the war-scarred country.

Turkey was a rare ally that lauded Trump’s momentous decision to pull the 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, where they have been helping assisting in a multinational fight against ISIL.

“The two leaders agreed to ensure coordination between their countries’ military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could result following any abuse of the withdrawal and transition phase in Syria,” the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

Hours earlier Trump had tweeted that he and Erdogan “discussed ISIL, our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of U.S. troops from the area.” Erdogan tweeted shortly thereafter, saying the two leaders “agreed to increase coordination on many issues including trade relations and the developments in Syria,” dubbing the call “productive.”

U.S. troops will leave under the auspices of a new Pentagon chief set to start next month, after Jim Mattis resigned from the post citing key differences, including on Syria, with the often-impulsive Trump.

An American exit would allow Turkish troops to move against Kurdish fighters in Syria who have played a key role in the war against ISIL but are deemed terrorists by Ankara. Many U.S. politicians and international allies fear the withdrawal is premature and would further destabilize the already devastated region.

A U.S. withdrawal, said Mutlu Civiroglu, a Kurdish affairs analyst, will open the way “for Turkey to start its operations against the Kurds, and a bloody war will begin.”

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he “deeply regretted” Trump’s decision, and that “an ally must be reliable.” Several U.S. politicians from both parties rejected Trump’s claim that ISIL had been defeated, and many in the US military expressed alarm and dismay at the thought of suddenly abandoning Washington’s Kurdish partners.

And Trump’s sudden decision sparked turmoil within his administration, prompting the resignation of Mattis as well as of Brett McGurk, the special envoy to the anti-ISIL coalition.

Plans for the troop withdrawal will now be overseen by Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who Trump on Sunday said would replace Mattis starting January 1.

Source(s): AFP

Afrin’e hava saldırısı: ABD ve Rusya neden izledi?

HABER MERKEZİ – TSK’nin Afrin’e yönelik hava saldırısı sonrası en çok merak edilen konulardan biri Rusya ve ABD’nin tavrının ne olacağıydı. Rusya, saldırı sonrası Afrin’deki askerlerini çektiğini açıklayıp ‘krizden’ ABD’yi sorumlu tutarken, ABD ABD Savunma Bakanlığı Pentagon ise “taraflara şiddetten kaçınma çağrısı” yaptı. Bu durumu değerlendiren Rusya Kürt Kültür ve Ulusal Federal Otonomosi Başkanı Ferhat Patiyev, Rusya’nın tavrını “her tarafı denetimde tutma ve herkesi idare etme” tutumu olarak nitelendirirken, Mutlu Civiroğlu ise ABD’nin saldırı sonrası uzun süren sessizliğinin ülkede hükümetin resmen kapanmasından kaynaklı olabileceğini söyledi. Türkiye’nin bunu “fırsat olarak gördüğünü” kaydeden Çiviroğlu, “Kürtler ve müttefikleri ABD ile birlikte büyük başarılar elde ettiler. Siyaseten de kendilerini yeni döneme hazırlıyorken bu saldırıyı kabul etmeleri mümkün görünmüyor” değerlendirmesinde bulundu.

AKP Genel Başkanı ve Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ın “Afrin’e operasyonun fiilen başladığını” söylemesinin ardından Afrin ve çevresine Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri’ne (TSK) ait savaş uçakları tarafından hava saldırısı başlatıldı.

Yerleşim birimlerine yakın alanlara yapılan hava saldırılarında bölgedeki ajansların aktardığına göre şimdiye kadar aralarında çocukların da bulunduğu 10 sivil yaralandı.

Hava bombardımanının yanı sıra sınırdan Afrin’e dönük top atışları da yapıldı. TSK’den yapılan son açıklamada ise hava saldırısının sonlandırıldığı duyuruldu.

Türkiye’nin Afrin’e hava saldırısı karşısında ABD ve Rusya’nın tutumu merak ediliyordu.

Rusya, hava saldırısı sonrasında Afrin’deki askerlerini çektiğini açıklarken ‘kriz’den ABD’yi sorumlu tuttu. Rusya Savunma Bakanlığı’ndan yapılan açıklamada “Rus askerlerinin yaşamına ve sağlığına yönelik tehdidi önlemek için Ateşkesi İzleme Merkezi’nin Afrin bölgesinde bulunan grubunda yer alan askerler ve askeri polisler Tel Rıf’at’taki gerilimi azaltma bölgesine çekildi” denildi.

Açıklamada ayrıca ‘kriz’den ABD sorumlu tutularak, “ABD’nin sorumsuz davranışlarının ve kontrolsüz modern silah sevkiyatlarının Türkiye’yi operasyona ittiği” öne sürüldü.

Hava saldırısı öncesi Türkiye’yi olası harekat konusunda uyaran ABD Savunma Bakanlığı Pentagon’dan ise saldırıdan saatler sonra açıklama geldi. ABD, “Türkiye’nin güvenlik kaygılarını anladıklarını” belirtti, taraflara şiddetten kaçınma çağrısı yaptı.

Pentagon Sözcüsü Binbaşı Adrian Rankine-Galloway, “Bütün tarafları gerilimi tırmandırmaktan kaçınmaya ve en önemli iş olan IŞİD’i yenmeye odaklanmaya davet ediyoruz. ABD, PKK’ye herhangi bir destek sağlamıyor. ABD öncülüğündeki koalisyonun Efrin’de devam eden bir operasyonu yok çünkü IŞİD’i hedef alan askeri operasyonlara odaklanmış durumda” dedi.

Peki, hava saldırısı öncesi olası bir ‘operasyona’ karşı çıkan Rusya ve ABD’nin şu anki tutumu neden böyle?

Patiyev: Rusya ‘her tarafı denetimde tutma ve herkesi idare etme’ tutumunda

Konuya ilişkin Mezopotamya Ajansı’na konuşan Rusya Kürt Kültür ve Ulusal Federal Otonomosi Başkanı Ferhat Patiyev, Rusya’nın tutumunu “her tarafı denetimde tutma ve herkesi idare etme” tutumu olarak nitelendirdi.

Rusya’nın Kürtleri de gözden çıkarmak istemediğini ancak Kürtleri Suriye rejimine mecbur etmek istediğini söyleyen Patiyev, şöyle devam etti:

Rusya Kürtlere karşı pozitif bir dil kullanıyor, onların kimi kazanımlarını da şimdiye kadar gözetti. Ancak Türkiye’yi de kendi ekseninde tutmaya yönelik pazarlıklarda anlaşmaya vardığı da görülüyor. Türkiye Rusya’nın bütün taleplerini kabul etmiş ve taviz vermiştir.

Rusya’nın askerlerini Tel Rıfat’a çekmesini de değerlendiren Patiyev, “Burada provokasyonu önlemekten bahsediliyor. Beli ki ‘Türkiye’nin taleplerini kabul ettik’ demek istiyorlar” yorumunda bulundu.

Çiviroğlu: Türkiye ABD’nin iç gündemini fırsat gördü

ABD’nin sessizlik tutumunu ise gazeteci Mutlu Çiviroğlu değerlendirdi.

ABD’deki gündemin “Federal Hükümetin resmen kısa süreli kapanmış olması” olduğunu belirten Çiviroğlu, hafta sonu olması ve bu tür günlerde brifing verilmemiş olmasının da Türkiye tarafından “fırsat görüldüğünü” söyledi.

Önümüzdeki saatlerde ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı’ndan yazılı bir açıklama gelebileceğini belirten Çiviroğlu, şunları söyledi:

Şuanda ABD’deki gündem Federal Hükümetin resmen kısa süreli kapanmış olmasıdır. Kongre dün gece 12’ye kadar uzlaşma arayışındaydı ve uzlaşma olmadı. Hükümetin kapanmış olması nadir görülen durumlardan biridir. Demokratlar ve Cumhuriyetçiler arasındaki rekabet kızıştı. Dış politika arka planda. Hafta sonu olması ve bu tür günlerde brifing verilmemiş olmasını da Türkiye fırsat olarak gördü.

Önümüzdeki saatlerde ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığından yazılı bir açıklama gelebilir. Eleştirel bir dil kullanılması bekleniyor. Perşembe ve Cuma günü ortada ciddi bir saldırı yokken açıklama yokken ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı açıklama yapmıştı. Hava saldırıları yokken yapılmıştı o saldırı, şimdi daha sert bir tonda olabilir.

Kürtler ve müttefikleri ABD ile birlikte büyük başarılar elde ettiler. Siyaseten de kendilerini yeni döneme hazırlıyorken bu saldırı kabul etmeleri mümkün görünmüyor. Ama Türkiye’de ABD müttefiki ve bu gerginliğin tırmandırmamasına çalışacaktır. Kürtler tepkilerini dile getirdiler oraya saldırıyı Cizre ve Kobane’ye yönelik saldırı olarak aldıklarını söylediler. Bu da ABD karar vericiler arasında görülüyor. Dışişleri Bakanlığı sınır güvenliği tehlikede açıklamasının doğru bulunmadığına ilişkin açıklama yapılmıştı.

Afrin’e hava saldırısı: ABD ve Rusya neden izledi?

A bullet almost killed this Kurdish sniper. Then she laughed about it.

Kurdish fighters rest in a house in Raqqa, Syria,  on June 26. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

Kurdish fighters rest in a house in Raqqa, Syria,  on June 26. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)

A Kurdish sniper, reportedly targeting Islamic State fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, laughed in the face of death after a gunshot cracked into a wall above her head, showering her with chunks of concrete.

A video of the incident, posted online and circulating on social media, shows a female sniper purportedly of the Kurdish Women’s Defense Units, or YPJ.

Clad in a blue bandanna and standing in a nondescript building’s window, she acquires a target and squeezes the trigger on what appears to be a Dragunov rifle. In an instant, a bullet strikes the wall above her.

 

Hamza Hemze #EFRÎNÎYE@21Liciye

Sniper battle inside Raqqa city. Thank god the ISIS terrorist missed 🙏🙏

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Mutlu Civiroglu, a Syrian and Kurdish affairs analyst, reviewed the video for The Washington Post and provided a rough translation.

“I killed Daesh,” the sniper says, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State, according to Civiroglu. Someone off camera said the bullet almost killed her. She laughs and asks to stop recording, Civiroglu said.

YPJ is an all-female wing of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units militia group, or YPG, a U.S.-backed group critical in the fight to retake terrain from the Islamic State.

Critics quickly questioned the veracity of the video, criticizing the sniper’s weapon handling and position or claiming it was fake.

Maximilian Uriarte, a Marine Corps combat veteran and creator of the popular Terminal Lance comic, pushed back on claims it was faked since it appears the shot comes from a different direction than she is engaging.

Maximilian Uriarte

@TLCplMax

Keyboard warriors calling the sniper video fake, here is a very easy diagram of how this could have went down.

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The unnamed woman’s left arm is emblazoned with a yellow patch bearing the face of Abdullah Ocalan, known also as Apo, a Kurdish nationalist and co-founder of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.

 

The PKK is designated a terrorist organization by the United States, and Turkey has long tied the YPG to the PKK. U.S. officials have maintained that they are separate organizations, with U.S. Special Operations forces working with YPG troops in the offensive to retake Raqqa.

Turkey criticized the United States after its Special Operations troops were photographed wearing YPG and YPJ patches near Raqqa in May 2016. The Pentagon later said it was “unauthorized” and inappropriate” for U.S. troops to wear those patches.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/28/a-bullet-almost-killed-this-kurdish-sniper-then-she-laughed-about-it/