Kobani – North-Press Agency Fattah Issa - Fayad Muhammed
A group of independent lawyers in the city of Kobani, northern Syria, has launched an initiative to unify the Kurdish political discourse in northern Syria.
The meeting, which was organized by Kobani lawyers on Monday, was attended by the representatives of the Kurdish political parties, the Kurdish National Council, the Autonomous Administration of northeastern Syria, and an elite group of intellectuals, activists, and representatives of the social activities and the civil society, at the office of the Bar Association of the city.
Following the initiative
Ferhad Baqer, a lawyer and one of the initiative's organizers said to North-Press that “they established a committee of lawyers to follow up the initiative in order to "reach a solution for the unstable situation with the aim of eliminating the dangers in the region,” noting that the meeting comes within the context of the last initiatives regarding the unification of the Kurdish rank and the Kurdish attitude in Syria.
Baqer confirmed that "the agreement among the Syrian-Kurds will contribute in facing the colonial plans in the region, and in unifying the Kurdish rank in order to sit with the rest of the components into the dialogue table to find a political solution for the Syrian crisis in general,” as he said.
In turn, the member of the Political Committee of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria, "Yekiti", Muslim Sheikh Hassan affirmed that the unification of the Kurdish house needs "concessions by the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) and the Autonomous Administration to build trust between the two sides,” with the aim of reaching a unified political discourse, in order to find proper solutions for the daily concerns facing the locals of the region.
Sheikh Muslim added that the decisions issued by the Kurdish political movement must be from the Kurdish regions, noting that the decisions that come from abroad, are the reasons of the obstacles. He also added that reaching a drafting of a Syrian constitution soon would benefit the Kurdish people, while the continuation of the crisis in Syria and the failure to reach a political solution would harm the Kurds in the first place.
Mustafa Hanifi, the member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdish Progressive Democratic Party in Syria also said that the Syrian-Kurds need to unify the ranks to remove the threats and to devote themselves for the future entitlements, noting to the importance of the dialogue with Damascus in order to solve the "Syrian Kurdish question,” as he said.
According to Hanifi, the failure to reach a Kurdish agreement will have severe consequences, and the fate of the other Kurdish areas from Kobani to Derik will be unknown, indicating to the importance of returning to "Duhok Agreement” at this stage.
Kurdish National Council
To that, the member of the Kurdish National Council in Kobani, Adnan Bozan confirmed that they, in the Kurdish National Council, support the Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue, and they welcome the initiative of the Commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), General Mazloum Abdi on unifying the Kurdish discourse.
Bozan added: "Until now, there are no practical procedures or steps on the ground, regarding the unification of the Kurdish political parties,” hoping to start achieving the confidence measures by the Autonomous Administration to take other joint steps.
The importance of the initiative
For his part, Anwar Muslim, the former co-chair of the Executive Council in the Euphrates region, told North-Press that the independent lawyers' initiative is a "positive step" in this sensitive stage, especially since the political parties which attended the meeting have expressed the importance of unifying the Kurdish house, and they positively accepted the appeal of both General Mazloum Abdi and President Nechirvan Barzani, according to what Muslim said.
Muslim confirmed that positive steps are looming on the horizon, pointing out that, "Removing the political differences is required from all parties in order to reach a formula which leads to the unification of the Kurdish stance at this sensitive stage, in order to secure the rights of the Kurdish people in Rojava and northern Syria, and to secure their lives in safety and stability in the future Syria.”
Muslim demanded the Kurdish National Council (ENKS), as well as the other political parties "to take real steps to reach positive results that would satisfy the Syrian-Kurdish people,” noting to the existence of risks on the Kurdish people in case the Kurdish house isn't unified, especially as the current threats aim at making demographic change in the region and to displace its indigenous people.