Directorate of Communications has produced a film exposing PYD/YPG’s persecution against Ayn al-Arab people, who escaped the terrorist organization and took refuge in Turkey. The film revealed treatments such as increased pressure, intimidation, imprisonment, forced recruitment and murder against the Kurdish people after the Syrian regime surrendered the region to the PKK/YPG in 2011 via testimonials of local people.
The real face of the PKK/YPG has been revealed in an 8-minute film produced by the Directorate of Communications.
The film featured the people of Ayn al-Arab, who escaped the PYD/YPG and took refuge in Turkey, and six witnesses fleeing the terrorist organization shared their experiences in the film.
Director of Communications Fahrettin Altun shared the film, tweeting this message: “Listen to these six witnesses who know the true face of the PYD/PKK terrorist organization very well”. The film revealed treatments such as increased pressure, intimidation, imprisonment, forced recruitment and murder against the Kurdish people after the Syrian regime surrendered the region to the PKK/YPG in 2011 via testimonials of local people.
In the film, the witnesses emphasize that the PYD/YPG by no means represents the Syrian Kurds, it is a terrorist organization, its ideology is based on Qandil and that the entire world should see this fact. Witnesses also say: "Turkey has defended us alone, protected us and stopped the persecution against us. Turkish people have helped us a lot."
"No one cared about our true wishes”
One of the witnesses in the film, Redif Mustafa, is a lawyer from Ayn al Arab and one of the managers of the Human Rights Office that established the Syrian National Assembly. He is known as a politician and lawyer in Syria. He took part in many opposing political groups before the events in Syria. He engaged in the struggles against the regime and received death threats due to his statements on TV channels. Redif Mustafa, who was forced to flee to Turkey in 2011, said in the film that the real Kurdish issue was in Syria and no one cared about Ayn al-Arab people’s true wishes.
Redif Mustafa noted that more Kurds had become asylum seekers when compared to Arabs, stating that everyone turned a blind eye to the YPG’s persecution and nobody heard the voice of the opposition. Mustafa, just like other witnesses, said that he was thankful to Turkey, which hosts the Syrian Kurds.
Abdulaziz Temo, another witness in the film, is also from Ayn al Arab. In Damascus, he served as a foreign trade manager at the Ministry of Economy. Abdulaziz Temo's brother was killed by the PYD for being a dissident.
Temo pointed out that half of his family fled to Europe while the other half to Turkey in this matter of life or death, saying: "350 thousand Syrian Kurds fled to Turkey. They all escaped from the persecution of the PKK/PYD and took refuge here." Expressing that the PKK/YPG claims to defend the rights of the Kurds and describes its struggle as "Rojava revolution", Temo said: “This is a deception. The master plan does not aim for the interests of Syrian Kurds; but for making Qandil succeed against Turkey.” According to Temo, the PKK/YPG makes money through the blood of the Kurds, working like a business enterprise.
"No one is concerned about the death of 240 thousand children”
Mihdi Davut, a physician from the district of Ayn al-Arab, said that after 2011, when the Kurdish region was handed over to PYD, the Kurds were subjected to very severe persecution. Noting that PYD imprisoned his father, Mihdi Davut said PYD took small children under arms and forced them to fight. Mihdi Davut said no one was concerned about the death of 240 thousand children.
Davut said he was not allowed to help Kurds as a physician and he had to work informally, asking: "If things are back to normal, why cannot I go back to my country and work there?”
"Let us live in harmony altogether as Turkmen, Arabs, Christians, Kurds, Assyrians"
Rodi Mustafa, who took refuge in Turkey, drew attention to children being persecuted. Rodi Mustafa said he had to hide in villages and escape with his brother to Turkey as a prisoner. It is his greatest dream that everyone returns as soon as possible to their country. “Let us live in harmony altogether as Turkmen, Arabs, Christians, Kurds, Assyrians," Mustafa said.
Mustafa, who is a lawyer, was closely involved in politics before. Mustafa said the real persecution started when the Syrian regime handed the region over to PYD and he was one of the people directly affected by this persecution. Mustafa. Mustafa indicated that his sibling and sister’s son was killed by terrorists, and said terrorists fuelled hostility against Kurds as well as hostility between Kurds and Arabs.
Mustafa said they did not recognize PKK’s control over the Kurds, and expressed his gratitude to Turkey for opening its doors to the Kurds.
Witnesses said more than 30 thousand Kurdish youth lost their lives; and stressed that one should never forget the time when PYD forced people to leave their homes and put bombs.