Turkey is reinforcing its troops at the Kani Masi military base in southern Kurdistan. In the last two weeks, helicopters have dropped new units from the air and placed them on the base. The military movements in the region are taking place after the provocations of the KDP in the guerrilla areas. Helicopter flights can be observed over Metina and Heftanin, especially at night. The Turkish drone reconnaissance flights take place in parallel with the movements of armed units of the ruling KDP party of South Kurdistan.
KDP units are setting up checkpoints in Kani Masi, Batûfa and Derkarê. At the same time, the Turkish army, with soldiers stationed in Heftanin on all the hills, is trying to protect its positions by building walls and installing an underground defense system against guerrilla attacks.
A civilian from Berwari told ANF that Turkish military movements are carried out in the region every day: “Our area is deliberately bombed. The PKK guerrillas are used as a pretext, but there are no guerrillas here. The guerrillas are in the mountains. attacks on our town are carried out deliberately and are part of the occupation plan. “
Regarding the KDP’s military movements, the civilian said: “In the past, we welcomed the Peshmerga with pride. However, the current reality shows that the values that the Peshmerga defend have been lost. They are partly involved in the military movements. The past was different. It is clear that it is not about peshmerga, but about other forces, but the name peshmerga is used to win the acceptance of the population. We condemn a war between the Kurds, we do not accept it. If the peshmerga want to fight, they should do it on the side of the guerrillas against the Turkish state. “
Another local resident said that “The aim of the attacks is to intimidate us and expel us from the region where we live. But we will not leave our land. The joint military movements of the KDP and Turkey damage the Kurdish struggle and its achievements. We call on the KDP to withdraw. If a war breaks out between the Kurds, we hold the KDP responsible. Both the peshmerga and the guerrillas are our children. What is happening here is part of the Turkish state’s plan, everyone should know that. “