HDP members threatened villagers publicly
SIIRT - A group of HDP members attacked the workers who were working in a mosque construction in Kesmetas village of Sirvan in Bitlis province.
A group of HDP members included Siirt MP Candidate İsmail Aydın and Bitlis MP Candidate M.Celadet Gaydalı had an argument with villagers because of the ongoing construction of the mosque in Kesmetas village in Sirvan.
Group of HDP members offended the villagers by saying “Instead of building a mosque send your donations to Kobani.” Over these words villagers protested the group and a brawl occurred between group and villagers.
2 people one of whom from HDP group and the other one from the villagers wounded in the fight.
“They are disturbed by our building of a mosque”
Headman of the village Zeydin Ozcan spoke to us about the brawl said that, “We were working in the construction in the evening at about half past 6 pm. After I had gone to home for evening prayer the brawl occurred. When I returned from home I saw a crowd in front of the construction one of the workers told me that HDP members were asking what your source for this construction is and the group came to me reiterated the questions .They got very angry with my answer that we build this mosque with our own means. And they rebuked us yelling “If you have money why don’t you support us and you must send this money to Kobani instead of building a mosque. You have mosques in every neighborhood in the village but you abstain from helping Kurdish People”
“They are afraid of issuing video records for not being suffered “
“Group of HDP warned the villagers to support them and you are obliged to help us “said head of village Ozcan. Adding “the group also have media instruments with them during the visit of our village and recorded all steps of their visit but they are afraid of releasing this footage including their attack to villagers.”
“District head of HDP also MP Candidate threatened us”
Head of village guards Fatih Ozcan said, “They try to persuade us by bringing one of the candidates from Bitlis is son of our sheik whom we respect.”
Stating that “When I told them you have nothing to do in this village they replied that you are marked in our records and threatened me and you are going to pay off and hereby I declare district head of HDP Orhan Erbek and candidate Celalettin Gaydalı threatened me “
“We will not bend our heads before anyone save Allah”
İndicating that “we were threatened with death” Fatih Ozcan added “we will not bend our heads before anyone save Allah “
“As they were getting on their cars one of them shouted to the others their heads must be smashed like the head of village in Siirt and Orhan Orbek blusteringly uttered that you cannot enter Sirvan any more we are done with you and I replied to their threats as saying; do your worst whatever you can we have already worn our shrouds and will not bow our head before you save Allah.” said Fatih Ozcan. (ILKHA)