Sep 28, 2016

Turkish document of massacre: Our state is in a difficult period

An official document has been revealed detailing the background of the blatant massacre committed by Turkish state forces against the civilian population in North Kurdistan.

Monday, January 4, 2016 10:00 PM
NEWS DESK - ANF

An official document has been revealed detailing the background of the blatant massacre committed by Turkish state forces against the civilian population in North Kurdistan.

With the impositions of curfews since after the general election of 7 June, state forces have been executing unprecedented atrocity on civilians in Kurdish towns, which has left hundreds of people dead so far.

A classified document numbered "84933840-3000-350-15" with the subject "Soldiers' Authority To Use Arms And Vigilance of Personnel" is seen to have been issued by Cizre/Şırnak 3rd Tank Battalion Command affiliated to 172nd Armored Brigade Deputy Command of Land Forces Command on 30 July 2015.

The six-point official document openly instructs soldiers to use arms against civilians, on which it kind of promises impunity. The document which encourages troops to use arms gives the following instructions to the Turkish forces operating in Kurdish towns;

1- Soldiers' authority to use arms is described in the attachment.

2- Troop commanders shall once again notify and teach all personnel about their authorities to use arms.

3-All personnel shall be notified and taught that they are to retaliate against every ambush, sabotage, harassment and attacks with fire.

4- No personnel shall forget not even a moment that any personnel's restraint from using arms for fear of prosecution might have very grave consequences, result in martyrs on our side, endanger the survival of the state and nation, help traitors, terrorists and enemies of the state feel themselves more powerful.

5- All personnel shall adopt that prosecution is to be preferred over going into the coffin as a result of a treacherous attack.

6- The instruction shall be conveyed to all personnel who shall be vigilant without letting it go out of their mind that our state is going through a difficult period.