In this interview Nik Matheou shows the connections between the Turkish state’s attack on the PKK in northern Iraq and its actions in Cyprus, Libya, Iraq, Syria and the Caucasus, the false opposition between the Israeli and Turkish states, both of whom collaborate in the other’s occupations, and why the HDP is such a significant political project for Turkey.

Nik Matheou is an activist with the UK’s Boycott Turkey campaign, a research and activist collective working together with peoples of the region to demand boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Turkish state.