Sinan Çiftyürek, the general secretary of the Kurdistan Communist Party (KKP), said that Turkey wanted to have a bargaining chip for its moves in North-East Syria in exchange for undertaking the mission of protecting the airport in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.
Speaking to MA, Çiftyürek indicated that the recent attack in Ain Issa (https://medyanews.net/north-east-syria-shelling-in-ain-issa-kills-three-children-and-their-father/) on 3 August was an indication that Turkey’s incursions were likely to intensify both in Western Kurdistan and Southern Kurdistan.
He said that the major Kurdish political actors should work together to have a shared vision for 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Lausanne Treaty which historically split the Kurdish lands in four parts within the borders of four different countries.
Emphasizing that it wasn’t sufficient simply to say, “We reject the Lausanne Treaty,” Çiftyürek said a common objective had to be determined since Turkey sought to destroy the gains, the political status both in Southern Kurdistan and in Rojava.
He stated that while a unity between four different parts of Kurdistan was crucial, this could be achieved only through unity within the parts.
“In the South, there is a de-facto partnership in the government; a partnership between the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and others,” he said. “But we haven’t taken steps yet for strong unity in Rojava, Northern Kurdistan or Eastern Kurdistan.”
“Our first task is to realize the national unity in the North and in Rojava. This is our call,” he said, adding, “The parties must urgently meet and start working on a project for national unity in Northern Kurdistan.”