Originally published: https://anfenglish.com/kurdistan/puk-politburo-member-ferman-turkey-wants-to-invade-rojava-and-south-kurdistan-67870

Bîlêse Cebar Ferman, a member of the PUK Politburo, said that the Turkish state established 100 years ago has now come to an end and therefore it now wants to expand its territory.

19 June 2023 | ANF

KNK member and PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) Politburo member Bîlêse Cebar Ferman, and KNK member and Freedom for Basûr Abdullah Öcalan Committee member Şoreş Xidir, who attended the workshop organized by the KNK titled “Kurds are knitting a solution with common life in the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne” in South Kurdistan talked to ANF.

‘The Turkish state wants to occupy Rojava and South Kurdistan’

PUK Politburo member Ferman said: “Turkey openly expresses its desire to expand its territory. The Turkish state established a hundred years ago, founded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, has come to an end. Therefore, all its current efforts are to expand its territory. For example, 16 years after the Treaty of Lausanne, Turkey annexed a Syrian city through a referendum. It did this with the collaboration of France. This shows that the articles of the Treaty of Lausanne could be changed. Turkey has wanted to annex Rojava and South Kurdistan from the very beginning. It also wants Greece and Bulgaria. Kurds should be aware of these games and moves. Turkey could use its cards to change the articles of the Treaty of Lausanne.”

‘Our purpose is to take common action against the Treaty of Lausanne’

Şoreş Xidir, a member of the KNK and also a member of the Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Committee in South Kurdistan, said that the Treaty of Lausanne was used against the Kurds and was the cause of the chaos in the Middle East.

“The Kurdish people were the most harmed by this treaty. They have been torn between four invading states. In this century, Kurds have been subjected to genocidal attacks many times. On the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne,  good work is being carried out under the leadership of the KNK. All parties, different religious circles, and all different organizations have united against the Treaty of Lausanne. Unfortunately, the Kurds have not been able to unite around a common project until now. The KNK undertakes this responsibility and will hold a big conference in Lausanne on the 100th anniversary of the treaty. Our aim is to put forward a common attitude and strategy against the Treaty of Lausanne.”