PKK’s organizational documents found in homes of Kobani case suspects
Many documents which have evidential value found on computers, mobile phones, portable disks belonging to defendants
Many photographs and documents related to the PKK terror group and its Syrian offshoot YPG were found as evidence in the Kobani incidents case.
According to information compiled by Anadolu Agency, many documents, which have evidential value, were found on computers, mobile phones, and portable disks belonging to the suspects in the case.
In October 2014, at least 35 people were killed across Turkey due to violent acts of supporters of the YPG/PKK terrorist group.
With the call of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on Oct. 6, 2014, on a pretext of the Daesh/ISIS terror group’s attack in the northern Syrian city Kobani, the supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group conducted massive incidents of violence in Turkey's 35 provinces, 96 districts, and 131 settlements.
Authorities found evidence after examining digital material of some of the suspects.
Books written by PKK head terrorist Abdullah Ocalan and other members of the terrorist group were also seized at homes and workplaces of some of the suspects.
Among the documents found on the computer of Bulent Barmaksiz, a defendant who is now under arrest, were photographs of members of the terrorist group PKK and its Syrian offshoot YPG as well as propaganda documents.
In his statement to the prosecutor, Barmaksiz claimed that he was not aware that the organizational documents were on his hard disk and that they did not belong to him.
The defendant said that he did not know that the books of Ocalan found in his house were banned.
He went onto say that he was a member of the HDP’s central executive committee during the 2014 Kobani incidents and had no connection with the PKK.
Images from funerals of PKK members
Photographs of Ocalan, the group’s Syrian offshoot PYD’s ringleader Salih Muslim and one of the ringleaders of the YPG/PKK Ferhat Abdi Sahin, also known as Mazloum Kobani, were found on the mobile phone of Ayhan Bilgen, a defendant and former mayor of eastern Kars province.
Images of the funerals of neutralized PKK terrorists were also found on the phone.
In his statement, Bilgen introduced himself as a human rights defender and said that he was in favor of people using their rights to protest and march without resorting to violence.
"I do not have any duty or responsibility within the KCK structure. I do not know about the central structuring of political field connected to the KCK structure," he added.
Moreover, books allegedly written by Ocalan and letters addressed to the head terrorist and a book whose distribution was prohibited by the court were seized from the house of another defendant Emine Ayna.
Note signed by Ocalan
At the residence of HDP’s former Diyarbakir deputy Altan Tan, the defendant who has not yet been arrested, a note with the signature of the head terrorist Abdullah Ocalan was found.
In the note addressed to Tan, the expression "With respect and love to Altan Tan, the great follower of our historical future" was written.
Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) ringleader Fetullah Gulen's books translated to Kurdish language were also found in Tan's library.
In his statement, Tan stated that books and publications were sent to him while he was a deputy, adding: “These (Gulen’s books) are among those sent. They were sent when they were not prohibited. I do not know that they have been banned. There are nearly 5,000 books in my library in Diyarbakır. I put them in the library on the date they arrived.”
FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and 2,734 injured.
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