After long periods of freezing relations among the Kurdish parties, the opportunity has come more than ever to achieve a Kurdish convergence of visions that contributes to building a common Kurdish reference.
Politicians and activists of civil society institutions attribute the delay in achieving a conciliatory agreement between the Kurdish parties to the time dimension that has overthrown the confidence of the two parties in each other.
In an interview conducted by Hawar News Agency with the doctor and political activist Bakhtiar Hussein about the reasons of the delay, the latter said: "The Kurdish parties must realize the reality and sensitivity of this stage to the agreement between the Kurdish political parties."
He added, "Kurdish unity is very necessary. Because of partisan differences, our people could not achieve political unity. These negotiations that are taking place took after a long time. I was one of the participants on behalf of civil society institutions at the beginning of the national dialogue and we gave it a strong push forward."
Bakhtiar also pointed out that "In its first declaration to public opinion, the ongoing dialogue took a large part of the Kurdish street interaction, and it became clear that the entire Kurdish street wants to complete this dialogue and reach an agreement between the two parties."
He explained, "The Kurdish house is now in dire need of national unity among the political parties, so they must agree for our people."
Seize the opportunity
He touched on the fluctuations of the Syrian crisis, saying, "We have seen many political models and fluctuations between the conflicting countries and regimes in Syria, but we have not had this opportunity before, so we must seize this opportunity and reach to an urgent Kurdish unity, because there are many international and regional parties that still want to undermine the Kurdish project and rights.
He added, " The Kurdish people, political parties and civil society institutions, are required to stand responsibly before these negotiations, and to be keen on their completion and success under any circumstances."
Regarding the role assigned to the Kurdish parties with political weight in the Kurdish street, Bakhtiar said: "There are many examples of conflict between Kurdish parties with political weight in the Kurdish street, but they agreed and exceeded all the differences and the example we see in the Kurdistan region."
The risk of a dead end for the dialogue
He explained that “Kurdish political parties must overcome narrow partisan interests and pay attention to the interest of the Kurdish people. We sacrificed thousands of martyrs to reach the present day. "
At the end of his speech, Hussain said, "There are three experiences of dialogue at this time, which failed at their end, and caused a phobia of lack of mistrust between the negotiating parties, which is the result of previous meetings between them and the lack of an agreement. This fear exists on both sides of the dialogue, and they must go beyond all that, to reach a solution that satisfies the Kurdish street, because disagreement led to the occupation of Afrin, Serêkaniyê and Girê Spi, and other areas. We may lose other areas if the dialogue gets to a dead end.
It is noteworthy that Dr. Bakhtiar Hussein was one of the participating figures in a delegation that included personalities from civil society activities from the Euphrates region, who visited Qamishlo city at the end of last April, and met with the Commander-in-Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces Mazloum Abdi and the spokesman for the People's Protection Units Nuri Mahmoud, the Democratic Union Party and the Kurdish National Council, in support of the efforts to achieve Kurdish national unity.
It should be noted that the Kurdish National Unity Parties and the Kurdish National Council have completed the first phase of the dialogues and agreed on a common understanding, while the two parties have not yet started the second phase, in which it is expected that more precise details will be discussed about establishing the Kurdish political reference and administrative and military matters.
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