NEWS CENTER – The PDK has been encircling the West for two years in a coordinated manner with Turkey, like the attacks on the Media Protection Areas. On the 33-kilometer-long border between South and West Kurdistan, the PDK has increased its number of stations to 66 and built hundreds of checkpoints. The PDK sent special units with thermal cameras and armored vehicles to the area and set up a base on the border in cooperation with the Turkish state.
Before the war in Syria, the border of West Kurdistan with the PDK started from Peshkhabur, which is in the Turkey-Syria-Iraq triangle, and continued to the village of Sihêlay. From the Iraqi village of Sihêla to the Rabia border gate, it was under the control of the Iraqi army. Until 2012, there were only eight checkpoints on the border that existed from Saddam’s time and were used by PDK forces. In 2012, with the start of the Western Revolution, the PDK increased the number of these stations to 20. In April-May 2014, a trench was dug on the border between South Kurdistan and the city of Derik in West Kurdistan.
ALSO IN THE RESCUED BORDER BY YPG / YPJ WITH IRAQ
After the ISIS attack on Mosul in June 2014, the Iraqi army withdrew from the village of Şihêla on the border with Derik in West Kurdistan to the Rebiya Border Gate. The PDK and a small number of PUK forces were stationed in areas evacuated from Iraq. With the start of the ISIS attack on Sinjar on 3 August 2014, this time the PDK withdrew its force of 12,000 people from the area and left the Yazidis in the midst of genocide; The Rebiya district between Sinjar and Til Koçer and the Rebiya Border Gate were also occupied by ISIS. Like the Iraqi army, the peshmerga withdrew from the line. YPG / YPJ fighters faced genocide in order to save the Yezidis, starting from Til Koçer and fighting against ISIS in Sinjar and opening a corridor. The fighters liberated the villages of Tawis, Kaile and Mahmudiyeh, 15 kilometers from Rabia, from ISIS on the afternoon of 3 August. The war with ISIS in Rabia continued for a long time. Rabia and the border gate were completely liberated on September 3, 2014 with the participation of some PUK and PDK peshmergas.
THE REBIA WAS SAVED AND LEFT TO THE PÊŞMERGAS
YPG and YPJ fighters who controlled a large part of the city of Rabia surrendered the city to the peshmerga and crossed into the West. Thus, from Peshkhabur to Rabia and the Rebiya Border Gate on the other side of the border, which is 86 kilometers long, all came under the control of the peshmerga.
The PDK left the border for the 2nd time
With the process due to the PDK and PUK’s approaches to dividing the region, only PDK peshmergas remained in the region. With the referendum held by the PDK, the Iraqi army entered the movement in October 2017 and Kirkuk, in particular, entered several areas. The PDK once again left part of the Derik-Til Koçer border and retreated to the village of Mahmudiye, 15 kilometers from the town of Rebiya.
From October 2017 until now, the PDK controls the 36-kilometer border line from the Peshkhabur triangle in front of Derik to the village of Mahmudiyeh opposite Til Koçer. From this line on, the border between al-Qamishli and Sinjar will be controlled by Heshdi Shabi between 2017 and 2021, and then by Iraqi police forces. This line starts from Derik and reaches Rabia, from where it reaches as far as Sinjar.
AFTER THE MEETINGS WITH TURKEY
The PDK reaffirmed its relations with Turkey, which had been strained by the ‘Independence Referendum’ process, over its opposition to the PKK, the Western Revolution and the Kurds, and once again cooperated with Turkey on the Western border issue. Following a call from Nechirvan Barzani and a meeting in Ankara with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, the PDK has set up more checkpoints and checkpoints across the western border and increased its forces. From the hills near the Peshkhabur Border Gate to the village of Mahmudiye, new military bases and checkpoints were built. Heavy weapons and ammunition were deployed for the old and new stations. Thermal cameras were installed at these stations. Technical equipment was installed especially at the Khanik and Shilik bases.
THE MIT AND THE PDK’S INTELLIGENCE WERE IN PLACE
The MIT and the PDK’s intelligence were stationed at the El Qale and ikilikiyye bases on the banks of the Dicle River. People who crossed from North-East Syria to West Kurdistan, especially families whose children are in the military institutions of the Autonomous Administration, were severely investigated. A base for Turkish state-owned reconnaissance aircraft has been set up on Mount Bêxêr in South Kurdistan, which borders Rojava.
AFTER THE AGREEMENT ON SHENGAL, THEY SURROUNDED IT
Following the signing of the ‘Sinjar Agreement’, which was signed by the PDK and Kazimi against the political and military will of Sinjar under pressure from the Turkish state and under the control of the US and the United Nations, the PDK intensified its efforts to encircle the western border. kir. The PDK relocated its special units to the border in December and began building new checkpoints. 2.5 months ago in the village of Mahmudiyeh built 3 new stations between its forces and the Iraqi border forces. Thus, at least 66 police stations and hundreds of PDK positions were built on the border from Peshkhabur to the village of Mahmudiye, 33 kilometers from West Kurdistan. Thus, the border between South and West Kurdistan is now completely encircled.
ECONOMIC EMBARGO IS ALSO IMPOSED
The Sêmalka border gate between Rojava and South Kurdistan has been closed several times and the PDK has imposed an embargo on Rojava. After the Kazimi government became involved in the anti-Kurdish policies of the Turkish state and the PDK, the Al-Walid Border Gate on the Sinjar border was temporarily closed and support for an economic embargo lifted. For the first time, people who want to cross the Semalka Border Gate to the South are forced to provide information months in advance and allow the Protection.
IRAQ WAS ALSO JOINED IN THE SURROUNDING
The South-West border was completely cordoned off by the PDK. The Kazimi government also started installing wires and cameras on the border between Sinjar and Rojava as part of the ‘Sinjar Agreement’, and has been constructing a 250-kilometer-long, 3-meter-high and 75-cm-thick wall since March.
The PDK, which supports the Turkish state’s occupier attacks on the Median Protection Areas, has been encircling guerrilla areas with its own special forces since 2019.
WITH THREE SIDES WANT TO CUT RELATIONSHIP
Thus within the framework of this concept the Turkish state, the PDK and the Kazimi government want to encircle Sinjar, Rojava and the Median Protected Areas and sever ties.