Rojava politicians: ENKS should define the Turkish state as occupant

Rojava politicians underscored patriotic spirit towards Kurdish national unity and said, "The first job of ENKS should be to define the Turkish state as an occupant."

Politicians from Rojava pointed out that for the success of the Kurdish unity the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) should abandon its view of Turkey and call it an occupant state.

The President of the Kurdistan Liberal Union Ferhad Têlo said, “The reason why the Kurdish Unity initiative has failed since the beginning of 2011 has been that the interests of the party leaders outweigh those of the Kurdish people.

Ferhad Têlo blamed the ENKS for the failure of the Kurdish unity. “If there is a serious problem, people can resolve it through dialogue. There must be a political will. It is very sad that the ENKS always stirs up trouble", he said, referring to the initiative created by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Commander Mazlum Abdi for the national unity of the Kurds in October 2019 under the mediation of the USA.


“The ENKS does not deem the Turkish state, which has occupied Afrin, Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ayn) and Girê Spî (Tal Abyad), as an occupant. Moreover, the ENKS imposes the conditions of the Syrian National Coalition on us,” said Têlo who underlined that the ENKS’ denial of the massacres of the Turkish army that changed the demographic structure of the region poses great danger to the Kurdish issue.

Emphasizing that they define the Turkish state as an occupant, Faris Osman, a member of the Syrian Kurdish Progressive Democratic Party, said, "At this critical point, Kurdish political parties should abandon the personal interests of their political movements, work in the service of the Kurdish people and build a Kurdish unity."


Political activist Leyla Şiwar said that the occupant Turkish state proved that its existence relies on the genocide of the Kurdish people, adding that it established its strategy accordingly. Leyla said Kurdish parties should be aware of this fact and emphasized the importance of all Kurdish parties in Rojava seeing the Turkish state as an occupant state.

"If there is no agreement on whether the Turkish state is an occupant or not, it means that we will have to leave the regions such as Afrin, Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê which remain occupied by it," she said.

"How can a party that does not consider the Turkish state as occupant, work for the Kurdish cause?", Şiwar asked.


Politician Hêvîn Reşîd stated that the Kurdish people have always served others, but now and for the first time the Kurdish people are working for their cause, and this is a victory in itself.

Reşîd pointed out that the ENKS should give up its mentality that prevents Kurdish national unity. "ENKS has been fighting against the autonomous administration from the very beginning and always serving the policies of the enemy", she said.

"If the ENKS wants to serve the Kurdish people, it must first have a patriotic spirit and put an end to the excuses it always puts forward", Reşîd added.