Although the Turkish army has committed crimes against the Kurdish people in northeastern Syria in cooperation with the Syrian opposition, the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) remains committed to the Syrian opposition, according to a report by Hawar News.
The presence of the ENKS in the Syrian opposition front negatively affects Kurdish unity and serves the occupiers, say local citizens.
Abdulbaki Ali Dawê, a citizen of Dirbesiye, said the reason for the ENKS’ refusal to withdraw from the Syrian opposition was due to personal and partisan interests, adding that he knew very well what the Syrian opposition had done to Kurdish people in Ras-al Ayn (Serekaniye), Tell Abyad (Gire Spi) and in Afrin (Efrîn).
Noting that the ENKS claimed it represented Kurdish people, Dawê said, “How does it represent Kurdish people? Have you ever asked the Syrian opposition why women were kidnapped in Afrin and why Kurdish people were massacred?”
Dawê said the ENKS should leave the Syrian opposition. “The ENKS should stand with Kurdish people in Rojava. Being a part of the Syrian opposition, backed by Turkey, does not serve Kurdish people”. He added that “Kurdish people should call out the ENKS” and “I am calling the patriots who are a part of the ENKS. Stop those who make plans for Kurdish people”.
Another citizen, Ebdulbaqî Ebdulrehman, also pointed out that the ENKS became a part of Turkey’s crimes against Kurdish people. Ebdulrehman said the existence of the opposition affects Kurdish unity negatively, and their demand for a new constitution was not in accordance with the price paid by martyrs in North and East Syria.
Emîna Şemdîn, another citizen from the region, also called on the ENKS to leave Syrian opposition and said the attitude of the ENKS was unacceptable.
Making the same point, Ferhan Mîrzo from Dirbesiye said that the ENKS’ withdrawal from the opposition would be in favour of Kurdish unity and all sides should avoid actions that harm Kurdish unity.