Hawler… the Uni­fy­ing Cen­ter of the Kurds

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Gazi Has­san

It’s common to the Kurds that they al­ways unite in the face of dif­fi­cul­ties .T he catas­tro­phes have been good mo­tives to unify the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties and bring them to­gether. The de­vel­op­ments in Kobane may also be the same move and in­di­ca­tion re­lated with the re­cent de­ci­sions of Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Western Kur­dis­tan which met last week in Duhok. Now, all the fac­tions have signed an agree­ment over po­lit­i­cal work and a joint ad­min­is­tra­tion. "A half loss is a ben­e­fit," the Kur­dish proverb says.

The agree­ment, which was su­per­vised by Mas­soud Barzani, has many po­lit­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance. Most im­por­tant of which could be the fact that it was un­der the aus­pi­cious and su­per­vi­sion of Kurds them­selves, by their own de­ter­mi­na­tion, and with­out any ex­ter­nal in­ter­fer­ence or in­flu­ence, es­pe­cially from the re­gional coun­tries. A cru­cial test is ahead of the po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Western Kur­dis­tan (Ro­java). They won’t be achiev­ing any cru­cial po­lit­i­cal goals by uni­lat­eral gov­er­nance and the widen­ing of the gaps be­tween them. Re­turn­ing to common work and unity will re­sult in keep­ing the door of in­ter­na­tional aid and support open. The meet­ings prac­ti­cally showed their sig­nif­i­cant mes­sage for the US and its al­lies to in­ten­sify their air strikes against ISIS in Kobane. At the same mo­ment, Turkey’s stand­point has changed, which is also con­nected with the con­se­quences and days of the meet­ings be­tween the Kur­dish par­ties of the Kur­dish Na­tional Coun­cil and The Tevger.

We should bear in mind that Kobane ap­peared as a strate­gic area and the war there as de­ci­sive. But it doesn’t seem to be the last war in which the Kurds will de­feat the IS. The agree­ment of the Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal par­ties doesn’t mean that the in­ter­nal Kur­dish dis­putes are over, but this is the be­gin­ning of a new pol­icy so that ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially PYD who owns a big fight­ing force doesn’t think as the sole de­ci­sive player. Other po­lit­i­cal par­ties also should come out of their polit­buros and di­rectly par­tic­i­pate in pol­icy mak­ing and even par­tic­i­pat­ing in the war. So, Western Kur­dis­tan is wit­ness­ing a new open­ness in or­der to de­cide co­he­sively to take part in de­fend­ing and gov­ern­ing their ad­min­is­tra­tions that they for the mo­ment con­trol.

At this stage, the unity and con­sen­sus and un­der­stand­ing be­tween the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are im­por­tant, adding to common work in de­fend­ing and re­sis­tance against ISIS, and col­lect­ing forces and find­ing re­sources. It of vi­tal im­por­tance that the Kurds es­tab­lish a co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the po­lit­i­cal par­ties in­clud­ing the PYD, the KRP and the KRG to find a common ground.

The Kurds now have the pres­sure card in their hands and the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion is play­ing a his­toric role. Hawler has be­come a po­lit­i­cal and le­git­i­mate en­tity in the Mid­dle East which also has be­come a decision-mak­ing cen­ter for po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion with Wash­ing­ton, London and Paris. This is in con­trast with the pre­vi­ous pe­ri­ods when some re­gional pow­ers had neg­a­tive and de­struc­tive ef­fects on Kur­dis­tan. This time it is the Kur­dish force that ad­vances and plans for its own fu­ture. Most im­por­tantly, the color and pro­pa­ganda of the par­ties have not been no­ticed in those ac­tions and plans. The Kurds work unan­i­mously, which is yet another pos­i­tive step to co­or­di­nate the ac­tions against the IS with the USA and its al­lies that has been es­tab­lished to erad­i­cate the ISIS. Ob­vi­ously, the best way for all par­ties at the mo­ment is to go back to Hawler's co­or­di­nat­ing cen­ter. The cap­i­tal has be­come the cen­ter for decision mak­ing of all po­lit­i­cal, eth­nic and re­li­gious fac­tions to pro­tect and safe­guard Kur­dis­tan. This has of course been ob­tained by a shared Kur­dish will and de­ter­mi­na­tion.

Kur­dis­tan prac­ti­cally has proved to be the only force that wage this im­posed war on the ground on be­half of the world. The strat­egy of im­prov­ing the mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion with the in­ter­na­tional coali­tion is planned in the cap­i­tal city of Hawler. It does not only guar­an­tee the mil­i­tary vic­tory against the ISIS, but also grants a po­lit­i­cal suc­cess and a brighter fu­ture for the Kurds. This has been achieved by the iron de­ter­mi­na­tion and the steel will of the Kurds peo­ple to unite.

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