07 February 2008
In Bingöl’s countryside of Dağlıtepe, 10 HGP-guerillas lost their lives and were taken to the mortuary where the corpses were thrown on a pile because of “lack of space”. The pro-Kurdish party DTP and Turkey’s Human Rights Association (İHD) said that this was a human crime.
The Democratic People’s Initiative encourages people to take a stand and see off the guerrillas funerals.
The governor of Bingöl, İrfan Balkanlıoğlu, said that “some of them weren’t circumcised”. Against this statement reacted the DTP province chairman Ömer Faruk Ersöz. “There is a mentality which makes politics upon peoples genitals. The governor should immediately apologise to the people”, expressed Ersöz.
The Human Rights Association’s department chairman in Bingöl, Mehmet Şirin Yanılmaz, asserted that “whatever opinion, whatever nation one might be from, the treatment done is inhumane. What kind of mindset doesn’t even show respect to the dead. Therefore one must treat everyone with humanity”, emphasised Yanılmaz.
The Democratic People’s Initiative said that the Turkish government and its army insist on war; “Despite the efforts in developing non-fighting, the AKP and its supreme commander Yaşar Büyükanıt keep on insisting on war. This organisation which feeds on blood and conflicts among people, must be well understood”, they held.
The People’s Initiative continued that the “organisation which we know as the Black Party, should be well known and understood by our people. This special war power, which has its eyes on every profit the Kurdish people makes, has in its goal to vanquish the Kurdish people, bombed hospitals, villages, wounded, ill, children, with tons of bombs”, said the Initiative.
Also, the Democratic People’s Initiative underlined that in no war has hospitals and villages been bombed intentionally and that this would be seen as a black stain in the history of the Turkish people and its army.
As for the guerrillas who lost their lives, the Initiative said that they “send their condolences for the martyrs of freedom and democracy, to the guerrilla families, the people, its unquestionable force the PKK, and its military force the HPG. The Kurdish people should care for their guerrillas wherever they may be. The people should see off the funerals of our guerrillas”, they encouraged.
Human scandal in Bingöl! The bodies of HPG-guerillas were thrown on a pile at the mortuary; the Kurdish people will not stay silent to this!
07 February 2008