A weak agree­ment is bet­ter than a strong ar­gu­ment

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

Once again, the great home of the Pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is the cen­ter for the con­trast­ing voices of the Kurds and po­lit­i­cal par­ties of Western Kur­dis­tan. This is yet more ev­i­dence of the Pres­i­dent’s his­toric po­lit­i­cal en­deav­ors to unify the voices and op­pos­ing views of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties. Some par­ties were busy at­tempt­ing to de­stroy the union of Kur­dis­tan and oc­cu­py­ing them­selves with sec­ondary dis­agree­ments. And there were those who in­tended to demon­strate the dif­fer­ent view that the au­thor­i­ties in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion do not in­tend to deal pos­i­tively with the changes in Syria and the po­si­tion of a Kur­dish party in Western Kur­dis­tan. How­ever, they failed to do so.

Be­cause the aims of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, and es­pe­cially of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency, are na­tional aims; ev­ery­thing they do is viewed from the per­spec­tive of their strategy to form the will of be­ing Kur­dis­tani, to form a na­tion and to unify the po­lit­i­cal par­ties. This strategy can­not be bro­ken down by dis­tort­ing speech and ac­tions, be­cause in this era of trans­parency and open­ness, one can only play with the sen­si­bil­i­ties of hum­ble peo­ple and fail to un­der­stand the great game for just so long. So we are head­ing once again to­wards agree­ment and re­duc­ing the dif­fer­ences; hopes abound once more that the fu­ture and our des­tiny can be built on. There are many ex­am­ples of this:

- The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency in­tend to make sure Kurds are no longer used by the larger eth­nic­i­ties in the area, and that, in­stead, they are used as a bal­ance and a de­ci­sion-maker in cru­cial decisions.

- The Kurds re­solve their ques­tions peace­fully and demo­crat­i­cally, and has ac­cord­ingly opened the door to Turkey. If this open­ness is used wisely and strate­gi­cally, the fu­ture of the Kurds will be bright.

- The par­ties in Western Kur­dis­tan should unify and work to­gether to take part in form­ing post-rev­o­lu­tion­ary Syria. They should take part in Geneva II united, and should re­spect each oth­ers’ ex­is­tence and de­ter­mi­na­tion in­side Kur­dis­tan, rather than in­di­vid­u­ally seek­ing self-es­teem on the na­tional stage.

- The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent strives to en­sure that all Western Kur­dis­tan’s par­ties are seen on the same level, which is from the per­spec­tive of build­ing a com­mon and fruit­ful fu­ture. That will en­sure that the po­si­tion of the Kurds in this part of Kur­dis­tan emerges as a cen­tral and uni­fy­ing ques­tion, and that the Kurds are no longer sep­a­rated and di­vided as they were when the oc­cu­piers of Kur­dis­tan tyr­an­nized Kur­dis­tan and its peo­ple. This time, some Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties may them­selves be the source of this tyranny, which could im­pact on the Kurds’ de­ter­mi­na­tion.

- At the in­ter­na­tional level, new views and re­search, the ma­jor­ity of them pos­i­tive, have been de­vel­oped in all parts of Kur­dis­tan. That is why the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and its pres­i­dency in­tend to turn this pos­i­tive view into ev­i­dence of a bright and free fu­ture tak­ing form for the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan with all its re­li­gions, eth­nic­i­ties and opin­ions.

Last week’s meet­ing be­tween Ma­soud Barzani, the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent, and both coun­cils (Kur­dish Na­tional Coun­cil and the Pub­lic Coun­cil in Western Kur­dis­tan) is an­other step to­ward achiev­ing unity, the uni­fi­ca­tion of Kur­dish pow­ers and a tran­quil fu­ture for the Kurds. The Kurds’ fu­ture should be de­ter­mined at Geneva II, but we must bear in mind that there is still no clear out­come in the bloody Syr­ian con­flict. The im­por­tance of this step is that it will be held ahead of Geneva II, which means that Hewler Meet­ing II will be paving the way for the meet­ing be­tween the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Syria and for the uni­fi­ca­tion of Kur­dish will.

In the mean­time, this joint meet­ing was held in a doubt­ful and tense at­mos­phere. On the one hand, the Kurds are cir­cling around a se­ri­ous in­ter­nal is­sue, and the fu­ture of Syria is ap­ply­ing pres­sure, in­tro­duc­ing new games and cards into the sit­u­a­tion. Some par­ties in­tended to use those cards to ar­gue against the au­thor­ity of Kur­dis­tan. As we said, the great­ness of any mind and home is in the step which can warm up the ta­ble for agree­ment and unity and mutes ar­gu­ments and op­po­nents. That is why, if some par­ties can­not free them­selves of the im­pact of despo­tism and tra­di­tional think­ing, then a weak agree­ment is much bet­ter than chronic ar­gu­ments and dis­putes.

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