Whiteman said that he could not simply come to Turkey as a journalist of a Russian broadcaster. He had to pretend to be working for a Western media outlet to enter Turkey.
The journalist also said that currently Turkish police are very suspicious toward Russian journalists.
"I know that the Turkish authorities arrest those they suspect of ties with Russia. Then they are accused of espionage," Whiteman said.
When Whiteman and his team arrived to Cizre, the city hit the most by Turkish forces they were the first international journalists to visit the conflict zone.
"Turkish media portrayed all local residents as terrorists and justified the operation. When locals discovered I’m British they were glad they’d have a chance to spread the word about atrocities in the town," he said.
Then Whiteman described what he saw when his team was walking across the town of Cizre.
Then, the journalist told that he visited a basement floor where 50 people were burned alive. However, Turkish forces removed all the bodies to hide the fact that civilians were killed.
According to the Turkish military, during the operation over 1,000 terrorists were killed. At the same time, locals said that in Cizre alone 500-600 civilians were killed.
What is more, Whiteman said that alleged extremists from Syria were involved alongside TUrkish forces in the operation. And their actions were the most brutal, including decapitating civilians and burning them alive.
"They wore long beards and spoke Turkish with a heavy accent. They were not from the Turkish army. Probably, they were from Syria. Turkey has had long relations with extremists groups from Syria. Ankara may have involved them in the operation in Cizre to do its dirty work," the journalist suggested.
Finally, Whiteman expressed hope that the international community will help protect Kurds from persecution.
"Currently, the UN and human rights organizations are ignoring the situation with Kurds in Turkey. They should launch their own investigation. Everyone should realize that a genocide of Kurds is underway. Kurds are the largest ethnic group without a state. And they have been persecuted for centuries," the journalist said.