North Kurdistan / Turkey: YPS Claim Attacks on AKP-MHP Companies and Cars

27.05.2020: The Civil Defense Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Sivîl, YPS) have claimed responsibility for attacks on “collaborators of the AKP-MHP” in Amed (Diyarbakir), Denizli and Osmaniye.

According to the YPS group “Martyr Soro Devran Revenge Unit”, named after a fighter who died in the resistance in Şırnak, the car of a “civilian policeman and Kurdish murderer” was destroyed as result of a sabotage action on May 23rd at three o’clock at night in the Gaziler district of Amed.

The same day, sabotage actions took place against a furniture production plant and a metal factory on the road between Osmaniye and Antep. Both companies, which according to YPS were “collaborators of the fascist AKP regime”, burnt out completely. The YPS estimate the material damage caused at least five million TL.

On May 20, a company in Denizli province was largely destroyed in a sabotage action. According to YPS, the company sold “military material” and belonged to a “fascist of the AKP-MHP”.

The statement pointed out that the attacks took place within the framework of the “revenge offensive against imperialists and their accomplices” announced by the YPS at the beginning of May and dedicated to Devran Soro and all those who died in the struggle for self-rule: “We will continue to target the colonialists and collaborators in all cities of Kurdistan and Turkey.”

The Martyr Soro Devran Revenge Unit called on all Kurds to carry out their own retaliation actions in their respective locations.

Militant groups in Turkey

In Turkey and Northern Kurdistan, various militant groups have been carrying out attacks for quite some time, mainly against buildings and vehicles. Apart from the YPS/YPS-JIN, groups operate under the names of “Children of Fire” and “Revenge Units”. The urban guerrillas of the Peoples’ United Revolutionary Movement (Halkların Birleşik Devrim Hareketi, HBDH) also repeatedly draw attention to their cause with actions in various parts of the country.

(via ANF News

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