Pres­i­dent Barzani brings Kur­dish Ro­java par­ties to­gether

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

After Isis at­tacks on the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and now Kobane, a wind of changes blows in Kur­dis­tan. The catas­tro­phes seem to bring Kurds closer and unify them once again. Amid this se­ri­ous cri­sis, po­lit­i­cal par­ties, in­clud­ing PYD in Western Kur­dis­tan met un­der the aus­pi­cious of Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani aim­ing to form a common pol­icy and a united Kur­dish front in Syria. Kobane has be­come the sym­bol of a great Kur­dish sacrifice and re­sis­tance. But it cer­tainly is the con­se­quence of this meet­ing that made the Ro­java po­lit­i­cal par­ties to think of unity and work for common cause to achieve their aims. The ini­ti­a­tion of the Kur­dish Pres­i­dent urged the var­i­ous par­ties to gather un­der the same um­brella.

Amid the tur­moil cre­ated by Isis ter­ror­ists and the se­ri­ous dis­agree­ments among the Kur­dish lead­ers in Western Kur­dis­tan, Pres­i­dent Barzani, as usual, was able to gather them up to unite and aug­ment po­lit­i­cal un­der­stand­ing. What’s more im­por­tant is the meet­ing be­tween Salih Mus­lim and the US rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the city of Duhok which is a dras­tic change made pos­si­ble by the Pres­i­dent Barzani. Be­sides, the coali­tion air strikes proved to be more ef­fec­tive in Kobane while the meet­ings were go­ing on. The re­sults will bring about dra­matic changes on the ground and the bat­tle- fields in the com­ing days.

Simultaneously, the meet­ing be­tween KDP and PUK polit­buros is quite sig­nif­i­cant in many as­pects. One of them is uni­fy­ing both party’s po­si­tion and opin­ion re­gard­ing the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in Western Kur­dis­tan, which was about to be dis­rupted ac­cord­ing to the me­dia. They’ve also de­cided to ex­tend the va­lid­ity of the bi­lat­eral strate­gic agree­ment, with the need of mak­ing some amend­ments in cer­tain parts and ar­ti­cles of the agree­ment in the light of re­cent changes and de­vel­op­ments in Kur­dis­tan. Two com­mit­tees have been formed for the amend­ment and re­con­sid­er­ing the work of both party’s me­dia out­lets. Th­ese mea­sures will set­tle the dis­putes at all lev­els be­tween the two paries. This will give a new hope to the Kur­dish peo­ple amid the se­ri­ous tur­moil in Iraq and Mid­dle East es­pe­cially the war against ter­ror­ism. In ad­di­tion, th­ese new suc­cess­ful de­vel­op­ments will surely block the way of Bagh­dad that may try to in­ter­vene in the Kur­dish in­ter­nal af­fairs ex­ploit­ing the nor­mal dis­putes among the lo­cal par­ties.It is much bet­ter for the Iraqi au­thor­i­ties to try to solve its long-stand­ing dis­putes with the Kurds in­stead of act­ing op­por­tunis­ti­cally.

The meet­ing of Western Kur­dis­tan’s po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Duhok is a his­toric and sig­nif­i­cant event to draw a new road- map to this part of Kur­dis­tan, un­less the re­gional cen­ters try to de­rail its achieve­ments, be­cause the meet­ing does not only or­ga­nize the po­lit­i­cal af­fairs of PYD and ENKS (Syr­ian Kur­dish Na­tional Coun­cil), but also Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is go­ing to be co­op­er­at­ing with them mil­i­tar­ily and oth­er­wise. The par­tic­i­pa­tion of all the par­ties in fight­ing against ter­ror­ism and gov­ern­ing the ar­eas un­der the con­trol of Kurds in Western Kur­dis­tan could shift the bal­ance in fa­vor of the Kurds in case of open­ness and the in­clu­sive par­tic­i­pa­tion of all the par­ties in the gov­ern­ment .

The meet­ing be­tween the KDP and PUK is also another right step for­ward. To bet­ter han­dle the cri­sis and the common po­lit­i­cal res­o­lu­tion, a strong uni­fied front is re­quired. The Kurds now more than any other time in his­tory need unity, at both in­ter­nal ex­ter­nal lev­els as well. The cur­rent re­al­ity needs de­ter­mi­na­tion and cru­cial de­ci­sions to at­tain more gains. Be­cause amid the crises and prob­lems across the area, the Kurds seem to be hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to suc­ceed more than ever. That’s why po­lit­i­cal par­ties should prac­ti­cally prove that they could har­mo­nize their dif­fer­ences. No courage, brav­ery and vic­tory is like the vic­tory of all the Kurds work­ing to­gether as Pesh­merges do at the fronts of the war.

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