PYD urges Masrour Barzani to “stop legitimizing Turkey”

The PYD urged the Kurdistan Regional Government’s PM Masrour Barzani to stop “legitimizing the Turkish state” and to keep its distance from it “before it's too late”.

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) released a statement in response to the latest remarks of Masrour Barzani, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq who stated that Rojava should break connections with the PKK and that the Turkish state could attack in the contrary case.

“Masrour ​​Barzani is speaking on behalf of the Erdogan government at a time when the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is facing Turkish attacks with NATO's weapons confronting the mercenary groups inherited from ISIS on one hand, and is subject to diplomatic and political pressures on the other.

We consider Masrour Barzani's statements as contrary to the interests of the Kurdish people, legitimizing the invading Turkish state and serving it,” the PYD statement said.

PYD underlined that, “The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) gave almost 4,000 martyrs for the liberation of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. As the PYD, we are grateful to the PKK, which is a movement belonging to Kurdistan. The PKK has paid a huge price for the dignity and existence of the Kurdish people everywhere and it is still carrying out a struggle. Instead of making statements that harm the unity of the Kurdish people, the South Kurdistan government should have also cooperated with us in this way.”

“If their statements are made for advice, we advise them to have a look at the fate of those who cooperated with the Ottoman Empire and the modern Turkish state against the uprisings and revolutions of the Kurdish people. The Kurdistan regional government should learn from the tragedies that the Kurdish people have been subjected to by the Turkish state and stay away from them. The Kurdish people are now studying their history, are aware of the colonial policies against Kurdistan, and insist that history should not be repeated.”