WE HAVE CONFIRMED REPORTS THAT SAKINE CANSIZ, CO-FOUNDER OF THE PKK, WAS ABOUT TO DENOUNCE OCAYLAN AS A COLLABORATOR WITH TURKISH GOVERNMENT; OCAYLAN WAS TO SELL PKK AND KURDISH PEOPLE FOR A NEW TELEVISION AND OUTDOOR EXERCISE
Last night we received a telephone call from a old friend in the Lebanese Deauxieme Bureau who enjoys our blog. He asked me not to publish his name because, although he is a retired officer living in Morocco, he still had friends in both the French DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) and the newly named Lebanese General Security Directorate. (Mudiriyyat Al-Amn Al-‘Aam). I will call him Tawfiq. Tawfiq told me that the evidence all points to the French government acting on a request from Director of the Turkish MIT (Milli Istihbarat Teshkilati), Hakan Fidan.
Sakine Cansiz, a co-founder of the PKK, was known to have opposed deals with Ocaylan that would have compromised the effectiveness of the “Kurdish revolution”.
On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at a still unknown time, three Kurdish activists were meeting to discuss Sakine Cansiz’ upcoming trip to Cologne (Kooln) Germany. Besides Cansiz, designated a “high priority target” by the MIT and the DGSE, there were two other women with her: Fidan Dogan, a 32 year-old representative in Paris of the Brussels-based Kurdistan National Congress and Leyla Soylemez, a Kurdish activist believed to be 24 years old. The meeting took place at an institute in the 10th Arrondissement in Central Paris. Tawfiq confirmed that Fidan Dogan had “very close relations” with the French Ministry of the Interior, a condition precedent which would allow her to conduct fund-raising in Europe without interference from the authorities.
Tawfiq confirmed what some newspapers have written, that the MIT does not have extensive international operations or agents capable of carrying out what Americans call “black ops” or “wet ops”. For this, they would have to send a “legal” agent into the country with the knowledge of the Ministry of the Interior and the DGSE. Tawfiq believes that the agent used to penetrate the institute, where the women were meeting, was a Kurdish-speaking Turk trained to perform assassinations, and a Kurdish operative known to the women. Tawfiq hinted that he knew of such a man in the Turkish army who was recruited by the MIT after military discharge.
The motive was obvious. Erdoghan’s regime was negotiating with Abdallah Ocaylan, the imprisoned former head of the PKK (Partie Karkerani Kurdistan) through the offices of the MIT – specifically the head, Hakan Fidan. Ocaylan is doing a life term for terrorism-related charges but was spared the death penalty when Turkey, soaring high on hopes of EU membership, abolished the practice and gave him a life term. Ocaylan was known to be severely depressed by the prospect of living out his life in a Turkish prison on his own “Elba“, the island of Imrali in the Sea of Marmara, just 32 miles south of Istanbul.
Notwithstanding Erdoghan’s fatuous advertisements about Imrali’s high security penitentiary with its “luxurious” appointments and “perquisites”, all reports received by SyrPer demonstrate that this Alcatraz is no better than the Turkish prison detailed in the movie Midnight Express complete with a successful native rodent population and sadistic staff. You cannot fly over it and no fishing is permitted off its shores. It is Devils Island with a Turkish twist.
It is believed Ocaylan had reiterated his oft-quoted demand that he be set free in exchange for which he would call on the PKK to throw down its arms to negotiate. Just recently, he used his questionable moral clout to end a national hunger strike that was inspired by his living conditions on the “luxurious and Edenic” Imrali island.
Tawfiq says the women were told in advance that an operative was going to visit them to coordinate Cansiz’ trip to Cologne where it was believed she was going to denounce both Erdoghan and Ocaylan. The French regime of Francois Hollande, which is deeply invested in the ouster of Dr. Bashar Al-Assad and his government in Syria, cooperated with Erdoghan’s regime and actually proposed the assassination of Cansiz on condition that no French citizen would be the trigger man. This was agreeable to Fidan Hakan, MIT’s director. This is why a Turk was sent to Paris. Tawfiq says that the best way to know who pulled the trigger was to check on recent arrivals to the Turkish Embassy in Paris under diplomatic cover. Tawfiq did remark that the killer’s identity would probably be concealed although he would carry diplomatic papers in case something went wrong and he was arrested.
What went wrong, as usual with French operations, was the presence of the two other women with Cansiz. Tawfiq says that it is virtually certain that only Cansiz would be the target and that any others had to be viewed as “collateral damage”. He used the Arabic expression: “Dahaayaa Thanawiyya” or “Secondary Victims”. The operation was very professional.
Access to the institute was as Erdoghan described it: a person who was trusted was allowed in. The outside door lock was only operable with a coded key. So, in his mind, one of the women, certainly Cansiz, recognized the voice of one of the assassination team and permitted entry. This is how Erdoghan was able to say with a straight face that the killing was an “internal matter” for the PKK. What he did not say was that the trigger man was a Turk working for the MIT and that the PKK was penetrated. He also failed to state that the French government, literally, set up the murders to promote a Turk-Kurd solution in order to make the campaign against Dr. Assad’s government more effective.
Tawfiq says that assassination protocol would require an untraceable pistol and silencer. The killer is definitely outside France, probably back in Istanbul. The police will receive no assistance from the Ministry of the Interior. Statements by Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, will resonate with conviction but stink of “Turkey assassin, Hollande complicit!”