Ebdulkerim Omer: Cooperation with the Turkish state is treason
Evaluating the KDP's cooperation with the Turkish state as treason, Ebdulkerim Omer said, "The Kurdish people's accomplishments are being jeopardized by the KDP. To protect their gains, the Kurds must join together.”
Ebdulkerim Omer, Co-Chair of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) Foreign Relations Department, spoke to ANHA about the KDP's cooperation with the Turkish state and the role of ENKS (Kurdish National Council in Syria) in the occupation.
Omer stated that the attacks would bring the Turkish state to an end, but that the Kurdish people can preserve their historical victories as a nation.
‘TURKISH STATE THREATENS THE EXISTENCE OF THE KURDISH PEOPLE’
Emphasizing the role of the Kurdish people in the fight against terrorism, Ebdulkerim said, "When we consider the changes in the Middle East and the role of the Kurds in fighting terrorism, we can state that the entire world owes the Kurdish people.”
Pointing out the Turkish state's threat to the Kurds, Omer said, "The Turkish state sees the Kurdish cause as a threat to its own existence."
‘THE TURKISH STATE IS TRYING TO REALIZE NEO OTTOMAN’
Referring to the bloody history of the invading Turkish state, Ebdulkerim Omer said, "The Turkish occupation is predicated on and continues to be based on genocide against the people. The Turkish government aspires to recreate the Ottoman Empire and reenact the National Pact. Especially, as the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne approaches, the Turkish state is attempting to implement this goal in any way possible."
Stating that the Turkish state's strategy is based on war against Kurds in all four parts of Kurdistan, Omer continued, "Since the beginning of the Rojava revolution, the Turkish state has sought to eliminate the achievements. It does not battle in a single part (of Kurdistan). It is aimed at all Kurds. According to them, the best Kurd is a dead Kurd. As a result, their threats persist in North and East Syria, South Kurdistan, and the Medya Defense Zones.”
‘THE PURPOSE IS A GENOCIDE AGAINST THE YAZIDI COMMUNITY’
Regarding the plots and plans for the region, Omer said, "The Turkish state recently plotted with the KDP and the al-Kadhimi government to invade new areas, attack Medya Defense Zones, and commit a genocide against the Yazidi community in Shengal."
He added, "When ISIS took over Shengal, where were the Iraqi government and army that fled and abandoned the people? Where were the Peshmerga and KDP? Thousands of Yazidi women and children were abducted. They now want to repeat the genocide against the Yazidi community. Attacks on patriotic figures, on the other hand, persist in South Kurdistan. The Turks have taken over South Kurdistan. MIT is running its operations in this region easily.”
'THIS IS BETRAYAL’
"Cooperation with the Turkish state is a betrayal of the Kurdish people, and those who did it will not be forgiven by history," Omer said, adding, "The KDP must recognize that defeating the guerilla does not imply success for South Kurdistan and Rojava. The Kurdish cause belongs with Kurdistan's four parts. Bashur's victory is also Rojava's victory, and Rojava's defeat is Bashur's defeat. Victory is not won by a single party or individual.”
'KDP'S POSITION HAS NOT CHANGED'
Regarding the attitude of the people of South Kurdistan and their parties, Omer said, "Obviously, they oppose the Turkish state's threats, but the KDP has not changed its stance, and its cooperation with the Turkish state continues. This jeopardizes the Kurdish people's gains."
'ENKS' ATTITUDE ENABLED THE OCCUPANTS TO FULFILL THEIR PLAN'
Referring to ENKS's stance on the occupation, Ebdulkerîm Omer said, “ENKS has participated in the Foreign Office work, and all of our diplomatic work in Rojava, always blackmailing the Autonomous Administration on the diplomatic front. This mindset enabled the Turkish state to carry out its ambitions. ENKS backs the attacks on North and East Syria, as well as in South Kurdistan, as seen in the cases of Afrin, Girê Spî, and Serêkaniyê.”
'TURKEY WAS FIGHTING THE KURDS BEFORE THE PKK WAS ESTABLISHED'
Drawing attention to the hypocrisy of the KDP, Omer said, "They claim that the invasion was aimed at the PKK. However, before the PKK was formed, the Turkish state had already been battling the Kurds. For 100 years, the Turkish state committed genocide against Kurdish uprisings in North Kurdistan."
‘TURKEY AGAINST THE INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM’
Referring to the referendum process in South Kurdistan, Ebdulkerîm Omer said, "What was Erdogan's reaction when the referendum was announced? The Turkish government showed little regard for the KDP or Masoud Barzani. The Turkish state was more hostile to the referendum than the Iraqi government. The Turkish state sees its existence dependent on the annihilation of the Kurds.”
'LET’S NOT GO THROUGH THE SAME PAIN AGAIN IN FUTURE’
Ebdulkerîm Omer, urging the Kurds to take advantage of history and look at past experiences, said, "The Kurdish people have suffered greatly in recent history as a result of their relations with the Turkish state and betrayal. We hope that this suffering is not repeated in the future. There will be no more chances if their gains fail against the Turkish state.”
‘UNITY IS THE WAY TO PROTECT SUCCESSES ACHIEVED’
Ebdulkerim Omer finally called for the convening of the Kurdish national congress and said, "Since the beginning of the revolution, we have said that the Kurdish people's unity was the guarantee of retaining the victories. We have constantly called for the formation of a Kurdish national congress, the development of a political institution, and the unity of the Kurdish people over the last ten years. We repeat our demand here.”