A THREE STAGE PLAN
According to the information obtained, the PKK developed a strategy to establish a 'liberated zone' almost a year ago. The winter months were spent planning and the spring and summer seasons were when the terrorist organization was going to take action. The plan, organized by the PKK"s Syrian-native leader Fehman Hüseyin, was going to transpire in three stages: "Infiltration, sabotage and attacks."The first stage involved the terrorists conducting exploratory studies in order to determine the locations for infiltration. Areas of higher elevation in Şemdinli such as the Samanlı Base region, Şapatan and Haruna, as well as rural regions; Günyazı, Kayalar, Çatalca and Altınsu were determined as locations for infiltration and hideouts. According to the plan, plain clothed terrorists would stage attacks on rural areas and ignite uprisings in the city. The second stage involved the terrorists grouped in rural regions staging a collective attack. The third stage would have civilian-clothed terrorists who had infiltrated amongst the public, staging a simultaneous attack on military units. When the military returned with fire, propaganda would be staged inferring that 'civilians are being hit' which would lead the way to a public uprising. With images of street fighting, this would result in creating the perception of similarity between what is actually transpiring in Syria.
ISSUE DISCUSSED DURING SECURITY SUMMIT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was briefed on the operations during the July 25th security summit. It was determined that with this plan, the organization was trying to revive the 1992 concept, forcing the government to respond with weapons. During the meeting, it was also discussed that the organization is trying to buy more time for a cornered Bashar Assad.This is a translation of an article originally written by Yahya Bostan.