Communist Party of Kurdistan (KKP) chair Sinan Çiftyürek commented on the backstage events of Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s visit to Turkey and also the recent developments regarding Sinjar, the Kurdistan Regional Government and North East Syria.
According to Çiftyürek, Prime Minister Kadhimi’s visit was related to Kurdistan. Çiftyürek said, “The main issues between Turkey and Iraq are the Kurds and Kurdistan. It extends over other regions of Kurdistan, Sinjar and North East Syria (Rojava). All those are related to each other”.
Çiftyürek also drew attention to another point of the visit and developments that followed. “There was another important point: after Kadhimi came, Ankara, several intellectuals and associations, and then the British government’s Hewler Consulate wanted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to leave the Kurdistan region, and they made statements calling PKK a ‘terror organisation'”.
Çiftyürek stated that Kurdish forces have to solve their problems by improving their strategy. He also said that occupying states would cut Kurds as though they are “living cadavers” unless Kurds acted strategically.
Regarding the possibility of a new peace process in Turkey, Çiftyürek said it was not possible unless problems in North East Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan were solved.