Why ENKS does not open offices in Rojava?

Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) allowed the opening of unregistered parties in the region by KNK, but four months later these offices were not opened, and to find out the reasons, we contacted some politicians.

In order to unify the Kurdish ranks in Rojava, north and east of Syria, the Kurdistan National  Congress (KNK-Rojava) had a meeting in January 1, which resulted in the formation of a committee to communicate with all the Kurdish parties in Rojava without exception, during the meeting, the audience suggested initially to open the offices of parties that do not have a license under the laws in force in the canton, in addition to the release of political prisoners if they are in the prisons of the administration; because some parties in the region were protesting these two points were unresolved.

The KNK committee and the Democratic Autonomous Administration agreed on several points, including opening offices of unlicensed parties and releasing political prisoners if they were found in DAA's prisons. This was revealed at a press conference held in 4 January 2019.

Their demands met, but did not open offices

After DAA's decision to allow the opening of the offices of the unlicensed parties, the KNK began to communicate with political parties and organizations to unite the Kurdish class and its political vision. However, some parties (the Kurdish National Council parties) did not open their offices, in addition to evading direct meetings with the conference committee.

Daria Ramadan, a member of the Kurdistan National Congress's committee, to communicate with the political parties, explained that they had undertaken their duty and discussed with the Democratic Autonomous Administration, which responded to their call to open the offices of the unlicensed parties within the region. However, these parties did not open their offices until now, and neglected the objectives of the Kurdistan National Congress to unite the Kurdish class.

We have nothing to say!

In order to know why the offices of the Kurdish National Council (KNKS) parties were not opened, we tried to communicate with one of the leaders of the council and a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria - Yekiti, but they did not give any statement to our agency in this regard. "We have nothing to say about this, and we are waiting for the results of the meeting in France." But, she did not disclose what the meeting was about and whether they met with the French government or not.

An informed source explained that some of the leaders of the Kurdish National Council ENKS abroad met with Massoud Barzani, the former president of the Kurdistan region and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party - Iraq after the initiative of the KNK, "Barzani told them not to open their offices until a further notice".

ENKS abroad is communicating with Kurdish cause enemies

Saleh Kaddo, secretary of the Kurdish Democratic Leftist Party in Syria, explains that most of the leaders of the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) and their families are outside the country. There is a contradiction in the views of the National Council leaders abroad and at home. For example, (Democratic Kurdish Unity Party in Syria-Yekiti) at home, we can communicate with them and discuss the Kurdish issue, but we cannot communicate with their leaders abroad because they communicate directly with the enemies of the Kurdish people and their cause, communicate with those who reject the existence of any Kurdish entity, even if it is in South Africa.

The secretary of the Kurdish Democratic Leftist Party in Syria pointed out that the leaders of the National Council who came out of the region are pursuing their personal interests, raising funds, "The Syrian street has lost confidence in these people." he said.

Saleh Kaddo's statement confirms the statement issued by a number of members of the political and organizational committee of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria - Yekiti at home on May 7, where the statement explained: "the leadership declined to implement some of the decisions taken at the eighth conference such as their position of the Turkish occupation to the Kurdish city of Afrin and ignoring what is happening in Afrin, the Turkish occupier is systematically manipulating, bringing about demographic change, violations and restricting its responsibility to the mercenary factions only (NB: the Turkish occupation term was not mentioned at their statements and communiqués after the conference)."

Appropriating decisions, disregard for the party itself

The statement also confirms: "A group of influential people seized all the sovereign joints through which to discuss and determine the fate of the Kurds in international forums over the six years, and still in their positions are not sensitive to the political program and objectives of the party, and their positions and justifications are no longer hidden to anyone. The former party secretary (Ibrahim Biro) also used the methodology of the state of appropriating decision and disregard for the logic of collective and institutional leadership in the party.

The statement reveals some of former secretary of the Yekiti party's deeds: "In his first meeting in the Kurdish National Council, he nominated himself to the Foreign Relations Committee without returning to or consulting the leadership to continue the series of acquisition of the joints of the political decision, including occupancy of the position of the Negotiations Commission and the Committee on Foreign Relations and Presidency of the Council, not to mention ignoring all attempts to hold him accountable.

Observers of the Kurdish scene in Rojava believe that the Syrian National Council does not want to practice its political work in Rojava as they cannot make decisions themselves.




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