A terrorist arrested in counterterrorism operations in Türkiye’s southeastern Diyarbakır province confessed that he obtained coaching on the Peoples’ Democratic Celebration (HDP) headquarters earlier than heading to hitch the PKK terrorist group.
“We obtained PKK coaching on the HDP district headquarters in order that we may be part of the PKK,” the terrorist, recognized as Osman Akgündüz, stated in his testimony, based on broadcaster CNN Türk.
The terrorist was one in every of 26 suspects detained in operations in Diyarbakır and Şanlıurfa provinces. Twenty-three of the suspects, together with HDP Suruç District co-Chair Yaşar Gündüzalp, had been later arrested by the court docket.
Akgündüz famous that youth from all throughout Türkiye stayed on the HDP headquarters in the course of the Kobani riots.
“Ten mates and I stayed at HDP’s Suruç district headquarters for 2 days (in the course of the riots). We obtained coaching then went to hitch the terrorists,” he stated, in response to a police query on who motivated and skilled them to go to Mount Qandil to hitch the PKK. The detained terrorists additionally recognized HDP Suruç District co-Chair Gündüzalp and Democratic Areas Celebration (DBP) Suruç District Chair Rojda Binici because the trainers.
Different PKK terrorists had additionally confessed to the HDP’s involvement in the course of the riots.
Within the occasions that may turn out to be generally known as the Oct. 6-7 Kobani riots, 31 individuals had been killed and a few 350 others had been injured in clashes between pro-PKK and conservative Kurdish teams and safety forces all through Türkiye, particularly within the southeast.
The HDP has typically come beneath fireplace for transferring taxpayers’ cash and funds to the PKK. HDP mayors and native officers have been discovered responsible of misusing funds to help the PKK and supply jobs to the terrorist group’s sympathizers.
Mother and father of terrorists who joined the PKK have been holding protests in numerous provinces throughout the nation. The protests began when mom Hacire Akar turned up on the doorstep of the HDP’s Diyarbakır workplace one night time, demanding to be reunited along with her son. Akar’s son Mehmet returned dwelling on Aug. 24, 2019, giving hope to different households.