Bilêse Cebbar Ferman from the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK) administration made evaluations about the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) participation with the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) operation against the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
“If a civil war between Kurds starts, the PUK will withdraw from the government,” said Bilêse to Hawlati, MA reports.
Ferman said, adding, “Not only the PUK, but if such a thing happens, all parties must do this to prevent this suicide. It is not possible to defeat Qandil. When we were in Qandil, the Baathist regime concentrated all its forces there, but it did not fall,” she said.
We are also a part of this government
Emphasising that the KDP is trying to enter the war on behalf of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, Bilêse said, “We are also a part of this government and we reject the war. We do not accept the call for war on behalf of the government or the creation of a battleground.”
‘PUK is not responsible for Turkey’s military attacks’
Bilêse answered the question about the responsibility of the PUK in the cross-border operation:
“No one can hide their responsibility. But it took place within the boundaries of the KDP’s responsibility. The first responsible party is the KDP. Turkey is violating international laws with its dreams of becoming a Sultanate again, like in it’s history.” the PUK executive continued:
“Turkey crosses borders and targets citizens in villages. The Iraqi Parliament should also take a stand against this encroachment by Turkey. PUK is not responsible for Turkey’s military attacks but we are concerned about the presence of foreign forces”