writes Doğan Amed for Yeni Özgür Politika.oday, while a new anti-Kurdish alliance is being knitted together in Iraqi Kurdistan, it is of course a tragedy that the stitches are being knitted together by the KDP, which considers itself as a Kurdish power. However, the KDP should not forget that while maintaining colonialism does not only make it a treacherous foreign agent, but it also in no way saves it from eventually becoming the meal at the dinner table of the colonialists,”
‘Êhmedê Xanî who has been accepted as the early representative of modern Kurdish nationalism since the 16th century invited the Kurds to unite and his call is still a contemporary issue for the Kurds.(…)
In the power matrix formed by the sovereign states with the imperialist management strategy that surrounds each part of Kurdistan and the lateness in development created by a compound and unequal temporality among the states paves a fault line that causes conflicts in Kurdistan!
The social, class, economic, cultural, linguistic, independence, and freedom approach in the Kurdistan geography, which has the status of an interstate colony, created its own political and moral organisation within the framework of the production, property, distribution and relations of geography.(…)
This is how the Kurdish freedom struggle led by the PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] came to the fore as a political actor without an official status, with the struggle it waged not only in northern Kurdistan, but also in Rojava [West] and Southern Kurdistan, Sinjar and Rojhilat [East].
The biggest impact is that the power and interest relations created by the hegemonic powers and the states to divide Kurdistan and the structures such as the KDP, which are positioned according to these interests, have sabotaged their plans.(…)
The main purpose of Turkey’s attacks in the region is to liquidate the PKK, to invade Southern Kurdistan and weaken the power of the Kurds in the region. As a matter of fact, Kurdistan National Congress (KNC) co-chair Ahmed Karamus has stated that behind the scenes of the military campaign launched by Turkey on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on 23rd April, Turkey was buying lands and cutting the trees in Avashîn, Zap and Metîna regions. Karamus pointed out that this is something that corresponds to a colonialist practice.
Turkey is establishing an illegal base in Erbil (Hewlêr) to open up larger areas of occupation, deploying its own soldiers from Zaxo to Iran, and establishing a new base in Bashika, including heavy weapons. Everyone has heard that these bases are used both for the supplying the preconditions of an invasion and for creating an internal conflict in the region, and those “who cannot hear, see or understand this” is only the KDP [Kurdistan Democratic Party].
The U.S. has used the Turkey-PKK conflict for its strategy to restrict Iran, and will continue to use this strategy. It is a two-sided tactic. It uses this as a threat against the PKK both in terms of the US-Turkey relations and the politics they conduct in the Middle East. From this point, it is easy to question NATO and its involvement of the attacks, in which the KDP was also involved.
– After the Biden-Erdogan meeting, Turkey escalated the attacks,
– Masrur Barzani visited Belgium before the NATO summit,
– Germany blocked the parliamentarians and activists
All these three are proof of that.
Today, while a new anti-Kurdish alliance is being knitted together in Iraqi Kurdistan, it is of course a tragedy that the stitches are being knitted together by the KDP, which considers itself as a Kurdish power. However, the KDP should not forget that while maintaining colonialism does not only make it a treacherous foreign agent, but it also in no way saves it from eventually becoming the meal at the dinner table of the colonialists.
A cloud has been cast over the present and future of Kurdistan because of the KDP. The only thing to prevent this is the Kurdish people in all four parts of Kurdistan and their friends living in the diaspora.