PYNK-ENKS discussions.. Efforts to succeed and others to thwart

Efforts to reach satisfactory results from the discussions of the Kurdish national unity parties and the Kurdish National Council(ENKS) are still continuing, although the latter hinders efforts to reach results, while politicians stress the need for the council to have a serious position on the Kurdish issue and to act according to what serves the interests of the Kurdish people.

The Kurdish street in northern and eastern Syria is awaiting the date for the start of the third round of talks that bring together the Kurdish national unity parties and the Kurdish National Council, which are scheduled to discuss how the Kurdish National Council will participate in the Autonomous Administration and the military file.

However, sources told our agency earlier that it is unlikely that the third round will start during the remaining days of this month, after the Kurdish National Council failed to participate, which many see as the council obstructs the talks.

As it was scheduled to start the third round in early February, but that did not happen.

'Procrastination and pretexts to thwart the initiative'

A member of the Central Committee of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party, Gulistan Ati, says that "after passing several stages to unify the Kurdish ranks there is stalling by the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Council, and therefore, all political parties are required to make Kurdish national unity succeed."

‘Kurdish National Council must take a serious stance ′

She stressed the need to focus serving interests of the Kurdish cause at the current stage, saying, "The Kurdish National Council must have a serious position on the Kurdish issue and the unity of the Kurdish ranks, and move according to what serves the interests and rights of the Kurdish people, in addition to making their own decisions without foreign interference."

The American side sponsors these talks, which began at the end of 2019 at the initiative of the Commander in Chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abdi, and the second round of them stopped in October of last year with the preoccupation of the sponsor, the United States of America, with the presidential elections.

On June 16, 2020, the Kurdish national unity parties and the Kurdish National Council reached a preliminary understanding pending a full resolution of the files on which the two parties disagree.

'Incapacitate terms'

In turn, a member of the Central Committee of the Kurdish Left Party in Syria Ismat Ibrahim said that "the efforts of Kurdish national unity are being obstructed by setting conditions that can be called incapacitating due to foreign interference."

Esmat Ibrahim stressed, "the centers and leaders of the Kurdish National Council in Rojava must pressure their leaders abroad to pursue what benefits the Kurdish cause, the Kurdish people, and the Kurdish national unity and its goals."

The "Duhok 2014" agreement on governance and partnership in administration, protection and defense is the basis for continuing the ongoing dialogue and negotiations between the two Kurdish parties, with the aim of reaching a comprehensive agreement.



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