Serekaniye Tells about the Resistance!

Serekaniye Tells about the Resistance!

The TIKKO fighter affiliated with the TKP-ML describes the 9-day resistance in the war that started with the invasion attack of the Turkish state on October 2019, 12, despite all efforts to prevent military power and ammunition transfers.

- Could you please introduce yourself?

Hello, my name is Munzur Piran. I came to Rojava in 2015. I am TKP-ML TIKKO and International Freedom Battalion Fighter.

- How do you evaluate the resistance spread over 9 days against the armed force on the opposite side of the border, that is, the Turkish Republic, which has the 12th "biggest" army in the world, with all its technology?

- In the process that started with the invasion of Serekaniye, especially in Rojava, we went to the front on the 3rd day of the Serekaniye resistance together with the comrades affiliated to TİKKO. Before the occupation, the comrades had gone through the interviews, and we joined them. We took part in the front and branches until the withdrawal process. It is a reality that the enemy has a great military place in the world average in technical and numerical terms. Despite this "great" army, there was an enormous resistance for 12 days.

All the clashes took place by breaking the walls of grenades, street by street, house to house or from balcony to balcony. The clashes spread to the outskirts of Serekaniye. Fierce clashes took place at the southern entrance, as well as the area called Til Halef, which is the other entrance of Sanayi, Havarna Mahallesi and Serekaniye in the interior.

After the 4th and 5th days of the resistance, they started to circle. After the circle started, the arrival of reinforcements and ammunition became a problem. After it became difficult for us to get the injured friends out, there was a tremendous clash to break the circle. The enemy was mainly starting a daytime conflict. There were constant conflicts between lightening and darkening of the air. Sometimes it made progress. There were streets they took, but when it got dark, we started operations. Because when it got dark they were afraid of us. They generally had fears, but it was clear that they were afraid that they would stop the operation in the evening. They even left guards and went to other destinations. Despite the technical and numerical majority, we defended a small place with great resistance for 12 days with a small number of people. Despite the ceasefire, there were shots of harassment and occasional fighting continued.

- Were the mass support actions of Rojava people and many other countries, created in the public opinion regarding the resistance that Rojava and even the world awaited with anticipation, namely the Serekaniye front, felt or how did you feel?

- The section with the front was an isolated section because they had cut the grids. He did not receive phone calls because the Turkish state cut the networks. Access to the internet was also very limited. Despite this, we were getting news from friends coming and going. We were learning that there are support actions in many parts of the world. Of course it was creating morale. Of course, these are very important and valuable, but our most moral source on the front was the moments when we re-acquired a part we lost.

- The news spread that the Turkish state, which claimed to have made military buildup on the border with the nonsense of ending the "terror" and the safe zone and started the invasion by bombardment, put forward the gangs in the war. What can you say about this?

- We and our people know very well that; The Turkish state's "safe zone" rhetoric is a cover against Kurdish hostility. A conspiracy. “First, we cleared ISIS. Now we have cleared the YPG / YPJ through the FSA ”. Finally, everyone is trying to clean their own garden with the plans to clean up the FSA through the regime.

Of course, this attitude of the USA or other imperialist states was not surprising for us communists. I did not see a single Turkish soldier until the 12th day in this war, which the Turkish state massacred on the border and started with bombardment. Gangs and FSA fought instead of the Turkish state, which reported the arrival and position of Turkish soldiers. They were fighting in large groups and it was obvious that they were trained. Trained gangs were supported with panzers, tanks, air support, reconnaissance, and SİHAs, and great clashes took place.

When they attacked heavily the day before the "ceasefire", the Turkish state closed back the wall blocks it had removed because the gangs were running back. The gangs lowered the wall blocks so the gangs wouldn't escape and the gangs could not escape. Despite numerically little power and a shortage of ammunition, this tremendous resistance would last over 12 days. This cease-fire issue came to the fore after the resistance against the intense attack. They did not put forward Turkish soldiers, but the gangs could not meet their needs and they had difficulty.

We were constantly experiencing miracles, narrowly surviving the intense bombardment. I think the 12-day Serekaniye resistance was life itself. Everything from the removal of the wounded to the reinforcement, from the attacks to the use of tunnels was enormous. The stance, morale and patience of Heval Şervan, especially the coordinated friends, set a great example for everyone in that field.

The audacity combined with Heval Şervan's stance and warriorism will be one of the moments I will never forget in my life. He will remain one of the people I will never forget in my life.

- We thank you.

- I thank you.

12 Days from the Language of TEKOŞER PARTİZAN, one of the Serekaniye Resistance

 

TIKKO fighters affiliated with the TKP-ML describe the resistance that was noted in the 9-day history despite all efforts to prevent the transfer of military power and ammunition in the war that started with the Turkish state's attempt to occupy Rojava on 2019 October 12.

 

Could you please introduce yourself?

Hello my name is Tekoşer Partizan. I came to Rojava in 2016. I am TKP-ML TIKKO and International Freedom Battalion Fighter.

 

How do you evaluate the 9-day resistance against the armed force on the opposite side of the border, that is, the fascist TC, which has the 12th "biggest" army in the world, with all its technology?

 

Before talking about the resistance against a "strong" army, I would like to briefly emphasize the International Freedom Battalion (MLKP, DKP / BÖG, MKP, TKEP / L etc.), which we are a part of. Because, as the International Freedom Battalion, we have a special bond with Serekaniye. Because when we came to Cizre canton in 2015, we first settled in Serekaniye. We established our first headquarters there and stayed in those areas for at least 2 years. We have formed a strong bond with the people there or with those lands. We made sincere friendships and got close to the people there. Therefore, Serekaniye is a region where we have a very strong emotional bond for us. And I think this emotional bond strengthens our willpower and resistance.

At the same time, during the Rojava revolution in 2012, there were gangs in Serekaniye as they are now, and these people were organized under the leadership of a few friends. Serekaniye people are a people who fought with the gangs by defending their own lands.

Serekaniye people are very willing to organize, therefore we could not simply leave this city because it is an important region for both the Kurdish National Freedom Movement and we, the International Freedom Battalion. The fact that withdrawal is not the first choice, these two reasons are very important. Since the people of Serekaniye are a people who love revolutionaries and whom revolutionaries feel close to, leaving it for us would not be the first option. For this reason, we resisted with all our will for 12 days.

 

Was the mass support actions created in the public opinion regarding the resistance that Rojava and even the world awaited so much, namely the Serekaniye front, both in Rojava people and in many countries, were they felt or how did you feel?

 

In fact, we were a little unaware of the world in the middle of the war. There was no internet all the time, we could use the phone to talk to friends in the back when there was a signal. Even if you are a very good warrior in battle, you can always get demoralized even if you are small. It can be quite a situation to have a depressed mood. For example, I was a little depressed on the 7th day. When I had the opportunity to talk to the comrades, when I talked to them, I was positively impressed by the fact that everyone tells them that there are protests in many parts of the world, that the resistance in Serekaniye is. It was very effective both for me and for other comrades who were with me. We know that the actions in the world had already started, but although we learned later, it gave great moral motivation. Knowing that you are not alone, feeling supported, greatly influences our mood in resistance. I can even say that it reminds us what we are fighting for. When we learned about the actions and activities, we felt the support of our comrades and gave us strength.

 

With the fallacies of ending the "terror" and "safe zone", the news spread that the Turkish state, which claimed to have made military buildup on the border and started the invasion with bombardment, was putting the gangs forward in the war. What can you say about them?

 

We did not hear these news there, but we experienced it personally. It was said that the Turkish state sent its soldiers in some important places, but I have never seen any Turkish soldiers. Even if there were any Turkish soldiers crossing the border, they were not fighting, but rather than shooting mortars or reconnaissance flights in their border areas. They were doing. For 12 days I have never seen other gangs fight. It was very obvious that he mobs organized by Turkey. According to the narration of the comrades who fought during the Rojava revolution, the gangs in Serekaniye were educated gangs. Probably they were trained by the Turkish state. They were fighting in a more qualified and fighting way.

 

We thank you.

 

I thank you.

 

One of the Serekaniye resisters 12 days from the language of Delil Qamışlo

TIKKO fighters affiliated with the TKP-ML describe the resistance that was noted in the 9-day history despite all efforts to prevent the transfer of military power and ammunition in the war that started with the Turkish state's attempt to occupy Rojava on 2019 October 12.

- Could you please introduce yourself?

- My name is Evil Qamışlo. I have been here as an internationalist fighter for two years. Sometimes I fight the enemy, but more so myself. Finally, I confronted the enemy on the Serekaniye front.

- How do you evaluate the 9-day resistance against the armed force on the opposite side of the border, that is, the Turkish Republic, which has the 12th "biggest" army in the world, with all its technology?

- This is an important question. Because we faced a serious number of manpower, equipped with strategic aspects, as well as a really great technology. In this context, I can say that; Resisting thermal and laser technology has not been easy. I was a small part of this great resistance. Although I was a small part of it, I was in high spirits and energetic. We were aware of our influence and what we were doing. All these were the reasons that made the resistance go well. In short, I can say that; we resisted a heavily equipped army with very few people.

Of course, I would like to add something about the strategy of the revolutionaries; Every revolutionary fought alone in the empty buildings. The vast majority of the people were not there, and the revolutionaries resisted with little force but high morale to save a city.

- Were the mass support actions created in the public opinion regarding the resistance that Rojava and even the world awaited eagerly, namely the Serekaniye front, both in Rojava people and in many countries, were they felt or how did you feel?

First of all, we did not have a great connection with the outside world. Because there is no internet access. But it had a serious impact when outside civilians tried to come in a convoy. Everyone dreamed of joy. It was a very good feeling. These things are very important for the continuation of the resistance. The support of journalists and civilians was very effective in keeping the morale of revolutionary fighters high. I was also included in this aunt. It was very nice. Pleasant is actually a simple word to express this feeling. As I said, our ways of communicating with the outside were very limited, especially at the front.

To keep morale high, you need to be confident on the front. Trust really matters. Trusting the comrades you fight with is as important as trusting yourself. Trusting your comrades to bring you food and water, knowing that they'll be there when you need them, really keeps your morale high in battle.

- The news spread that the Turkish state, which claimed to have made military buildup on the border and started the invasion with bombardment, put forward the gangs in the war with the nonsense of ending the "terror" and the safe zone. What can you say about this?

- I was mostly at the front as a sniper. I encountered dozens of attacks in the east and north of the city. In these attacks, I really encountered a lot of gang elements. I did not really see any Turkish soldiers during the four days of fighting with very little sleep. The Turks were attacking with bombers and reconnaissance. More gangs were moving on land. We resisted thousands of gangs. Through binoculars I could see thousands of gangs coming to attack us. If you are a sniper, you can see who you are fighting more closely.

They seemed to have carried mercenaries from Idlib here. These are gangs that claim to fight in the name of Islam but are actually here for money and war spoils. You understand much better at the front that these people, which does not sound right to call them people, can commit genocide for money.

War is said to create a harsh feeling, but in war conditions it also continues in life. While describing the war and the resistance, do you have anything to say about life at the front?

- My combat experience was fantastic. Fantastic, as you know, is more of a word used to express feelings that are too incredible to be true. Of course, we lost our comrades with whom we shared a lot during this war. Despite this, we had to fight for days by eating only what we could find. These were very heavy. But days later, I felt reborn when I had the opportunity to shower and brush my teeth. Once, we ate a dessert claimed to be pistachio (!). But there were no peanuts in it! Instead, there was something pistachio made with eggplant and parsley. However, it was delicious. Human relations on the front are also changing in an unforgettable way. People who were strangers to each other in the first moments soon establish close and comradely relationships. I can say that these relations between comrades are the most memorable.

- We thank you.

- I thank you.

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