President Barzani brings Kurdish Rojava parties together
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.