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Duran Kalkan said that Turkey wants to force NATO to agree to a genocide in Kurdistan. The North Atlantic Alliance is to replace the Treaty of Lausanne.

13 July 2023 | ANF

In a special broadcast on TV channel Medya Haber, PKK Executive Council member Duran Kalkan said that Tayyip Erdoğan and his government want to continue Turkey’s genocidal policy against the Kurds, implemented since 1923 under the Lausanne Treaty, by leaning on NATO.

Kalkan said: “This is exactly what is happening in the framework of the negotiations on Sweden’s accession to NATO. The Alliance is asked to accept this situation. During the Lausanne process a hundred years ago, Mosul and Kirkuk were the subject of negotiations. Now it is Sweden’s membership in NATO… Tayyip Erdoğan’s government has used this as a trump card. He wants all of NATO to accept this. They want to update Lausanne, make everyone accept the genocide of the Kurds, carry out attacks to destroy Kurdishness saying that it is attacking terrorism. In Turkey’s plan, NATO will support, back and give Ankara political and military support. In other words, NATO will support the genocide of the Kurds. They are complicit in everything the Republic of Turkey is doing to the Kurds. This is what is being forced upon us! That’s really the deal that’s being struck. That’s the truth. This is the basis for intensive negotiations. Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is trying to force Sweden and NATO to accept that.”

Will NATO replace Lausanne?

Kalkan continued: “If that happens now, NATO will replace Lausanne. The Lausanne Treaty, which provided the legal basis and political power of the first Kurdish genocide, will transfer its function to NATO. NATO will therefore fulfil the same function, it will become the system of denial and extermination of the Kurds. Turkey will complete the massacre of the Kurds in the second century by using NATO. That is the goal of the Turkish state, which is now ruled by Tayyip Erdoğan and the People’s Alliance and conducts politics through them. Negotiations will be conducted on this basis.”

Kalkan added: “Will NATO accept that? The Alliance has many members. Will they accept this fascist, genocidal mentality and policies imposed by Turkey and become an enforcer of these policies? In other words, is NATO becoming a genocidal force? Will the European Union adopt a fascist genocidal mentality and policies? Will Sweden accept this? We’ve said before that it shouldn’t be accepted, but they made a lot of deals. There are threats, there is pressure.”