PKK plot to blame the army after executing militants revealed
by Sırrıberk Arslan
ISTANBULOct 17, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Sırrıberk Arslan
Oct 17, 2016 12:00 am
The PKK terrorist group, which has killed hundreds of civilians and security personnel since last summer, tries to depict killing stemming from infighting as deaths from attacks by the Turkish army, an investigation found. Security sources said a senior militant ordered members of the terrorist group to urge sympathizers to portray the killing of three militants in the eastern city of Tunceli as "murders by the Turkish Armed Forces." It is the latest instance of a defamation campaign by the PKK and its supporters against the army that conducts an anti-terror campaign focused in the southeast where a predominantly Kurdish population lives. The terrorist group, which claims to fight for Kurdish self-rule in the region, was found harboring Hurşit Külter, a local politician who was allegedly detained, tortured and killed by Turkish security forces. Külter has emerged recently in Northern Iraq where the terrorists have hideouts after months of campaigning by pro-PKK groups to blame Ankara for his "disappearance in detention."
The radio talk between Sülbüs Peri, a senior militant and other PKK members leaked to the media shows she orders her subordinates to tell others that "soldiers massacred PKK members in a cave." A previous radio talk between the militants showed a PKK member killed three others, apparently during an instance of infighting inside the group.
Sülbüs Peri was photographed with Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chair of an opposition party accused of intimate links with the terrorist group and a group of lawmakers from the party, next to senior cadre of the terrorist group.
Security sources said three terrorists slain by their comrades were likely trying to sever ties with the group and preparing to turn themselves in to the army during an anti-terror operation in Pülümür, a district of Tunceli, last April.
The PKK, which has been behind countless major terror attacks in Turkey since the 1980s, is championed in the West by critics of Turkey as fighting for Kurdish rights. The terrorist group often turns to propaganda in its pursuit of legitimacy, blaming security forces for killing, torture and arrests of Kurds, to justify their attacks on security forces.