Following the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) visit to Ankara, the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Egypt representative Sîhanok Dîbo asked, “Why did the ENKS visit Ankara in a period of negatiations among Kurdish political forces?”
The ENKS committee put on the agenda the removal of the co-presidency system and the improvement of education in the Kurdish language. But Dîbo said the ENKS visit “is not suitable at this time”.
Dîbo pointed to Turkey’s interventions and said, “For that reason, the visit in question is blocking the negotiations. Arabic and European countries state that Turkey plays a dangerous role in the region”.
Dîbo called on the ENKS to escape from Turkey’s influence and fulfill its responsibilities to the Kurdish people.
Content of the negotiations
According to information shared in an interview with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-presidency council member Saleh Muslim, the negotiations focus on three points: Kurdish High Authority; participation in the Autonomous Administration; and defence forces.
Stating that they agreed about Kurdish High Authority, Muslim said negotiations on details related to ENKS’ participation in the Autonomous Administration and defence forces continued.
Muslim said the negotiations halted while the ENKS committee attended Iraqi Kurdistan and the mediating representative of the United States was replaced. However, Muslim added, the negotiation would continue when the US representative and the ENKS returned.
Muslim also noted that the topic of constituting the Kurdish High Authority was negotiated and a compromise was reached. Muslim said ENKS’ participation continued to be discussed and a system was contructed for that. Muslim also stated that defence discussions continued.