After the “Sinjar Agreement” signed between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on 9 October, more than eight thousand military units have been sent to the region. The KDP, which controls the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, has shifted the Peshmerga to the Garê and Metina regions, especially Zinî Wertê, and established new checkpoints there. These developments have increased tension in the area. Kurdish political representatives have been warning about the possibility of a war between Kurds and have called for national unity among them.
Women from the Van (Wan) province of Turkey spoke to the Mesopotamia News Agency about the latest developments in Iraqi Kurdistan. They stated that they are concerned about the tension in the region and called for national unity among Kurds.
Meryem Abi, a woman who lives in İpekyolu, called on KDP President Massoud Barzani to “support his Kurdish brothers by holding their hands”. Abi said, “We do not want Birakuji [fratricide] to happen. This attitude of Barzani is unacceptable. If we do not unite, we will disappear one by one. All Kurds should unite together on the axis of unity and solidarity, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder”.
Another woman from Van, Besna Aydoğan stated that she is against a conflict between Kurds. “Enough is enough, let’s take the hands of our brothers and unite”, she said, adding that Kurdish mothers have suffered in every war.
Hatice Akdoğan said that if war erupts, all Kurds will suffer. Therefore Kurds should be united. “Wherever we are, we are all brothers and the same”, she said. “We must all oppose this situation. We should say ‘enough is enough’. In times of war or military operations, we as mothers suffer far too much. We do not want this anymore”.