Buldan: "You might fall from power, but Kobani will not fall so easily"
Pervin Buldan, the co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said that the intended military campaign in Northern Syria is an "election investment" of the ruling bloc of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Addressing HDP's parliamentary group in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) on Monday, Buldan said, "The Kurdish question is the spot, the same curve at which all administrations in Turkey, without any exception, have had an accident."
"And now, ahead of the coming elections we see that you are once again seeking adventure in Syria. You failed in bringing down the inflation and the dollar, and you're headed for Syria to take over Kobani. Please heed my words, you might fall from power, but Kobani will not fall so easily. We know very well what your objective is. Your objective is to prevent Kurds from obtaining a status in Rojava; preventing them from building up a democratic future with others."
"The result of every military campaign in North and East Syria will be a new wave of destruction, new deaths, thousands of new refugees being forced to migrate into Turkey and other countries in the region. The result will be a further shrinking of the bread on the tables. And do not forget: You cannot build up a status of power for yourselves by denying Kurdish people a status in North and East Syria."
Repeated threats to further invade Syria
While the Turkish military has intensified its air raids in Northern Syria since 19 November in a wave of attacks dubbed "Operation Claw Sword," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been voicing his intention to launch a fresh land incursion into Syria since May.