The earthquake truce has ended.. “Kurdistan” resumes its operations against Türkiye

announced armed men Kurdistan workers’ party They ended the unilateral ceasefire they announced after a major earthquake hit Turkey earlier this year.

The announcement, published by pro-Kurdish media on Tuesday, heralds a return to violence that has killed tens of thousands since the PKK began its fight for an independent state in southeastern Turkey in 1984.

A Kurdish organization that also includes the PKK said it would respond to Türkiye’s renewed operations.

Ceasefire cancellation

The Kurdish News Agency quoted the “Kurdistan Communities Union” as saying that “the need for active struggle has become inevitable.” “We announce that we have canceled the unilateral ceasefire as of today,” the statement said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was re-elected for another five years last month, intensified his operations against the party and its affiliates in both Iraq and Syria.

Members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (AP)

On Wednesday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the killing of 41 militants of the People’s Protection Units and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the areas of Tal Rifaat and Manbij, northern Syria.

Temporary truce

It is noteworthy that a temporary truce was announced by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey, following a devastating earthquake that claimed thousands of lives last February, in the framework of mobilizing capabilities to rescue those trapped under the rubble at the time.

Kurdistan workers' party

Kurdistan workers’ party

The banned party in Turkey announced at the time the temporary suspension of its operations in Turkey after the devastating earthquake that struck the country and Syria, according to a military official from the party.

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