Germany-based Against Genocide Association criticized Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-President Bese Hozat.
Hozat had stated that the Armenians and the Greeks have a parallel state in Turkey, and they hinder the democratization of the country.
Against Genocide Association released a disapproving statement addressed to Hozat, Demokrathaber website of Turkey reports
The statement noted that the genocide victims are not an obstacle before Kurdish independence.
“The real barrier before the independence of the Kurdish people is the Republic of Turkey, which is guilty of genocide,” the statement read, in particular.
In an interview with the Kurdish Firat news agency, and speaking about the parallel state which Islamic opinion leader Fethullah Gulen’s movement has established in Turkey, Hozat had also reflected on the Armenians, Greeks, and Jews. She had noted that, aside from the official state, there also are parallel states in Turkey.
“The Jewish lobby, the nationalist Armenians and Greeks are such parallel states. Such parallel states are in touch with one another and have interests from each other.
“Parallel states do not have formal and constitutional rights. It seems they do not have troops either, but they have an organized and a strong structure,” the Kurdish woman militant had said.
Hozat also had claimed that these parallel states hinder the establishment of democracy in Turkey.
Numerous Turkish, Kurdish and Armenian intellectuals, the T24.com.tr website, and the vice-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey, however, strongly criticized Bese Hozat for her statement.