Arab-Kurd unity against Arab-Kurd war

As the relationship between Arabs and Kurds develop further in Syria, AKP’s fears grow. They are trying everything they can to sabotage this relationship.

Important steps have been taken to ensure the victory of the democratic nation and thus democracy in Syria. Kurdish and Arab and Syriac youth fighting shoulder to shoulder today will be the foundation of the new Syria. Syria will be democratized as the common homeland of Arabs, Syriacs, Kurds, Turkmens and Circassians and be the model democratic country in the Middle East. Important steps are being taken to turn Syria into such a model country. This would be the best response to the memory of those who lost their lives in Syria and those who have suffered.

As of now, the only project for Syria to achieve stability belongs to the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation. It is impossible to create peace and stability in Syria outside of a democratic Syria based on local democracy and democratic autonomy. Kurds defend unity in Syria. They are the defenders of local democracy which will ensure the unity of Syria. Turning the Rojava Revolution into the foundation and part of the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation is the result of this understanding of unity. The Federation is the form of unity for Arabs, Kurds, Syriacs, Turkmens, Circassians and all peoples. It is a project put forth against the fragmentation of Syria. The Kurds will be a part of the whole of Syria and the democratic national unity as part of the Federation. The nationalist tendencies present in some circles of Kurds is pushed back with this common political form. In short, the Democratic Northern Syrian Democratic Federation is a project of unity that pushes all nationalisms back and solidifies the democratic nation mindset.

The Turkish state sees the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation based on the unity of Kurds and Arabs and the formation of a Syria on this basis as a threat against the centralist idea and structure of a state that turns everything into “one” - one-nation, one-fatherland. That is why they act as enemies to the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation. They say they “won’t allow a new state to be formed to our southern border” to legitimize their animosity and find others to join in. But there is no political understanding or practice that wants to create a state in Syria. The AKP government doesn’t consider the nationalist Kurds in Syria as a threat, but those Kurds who favor the unity of Syria as a threat. So, they see the Arab-Kurd unity as dangerous for them and thus want to create a Kurd-Arab war in Syria and in Iraq. They think this is how they can prevent the Kurds from achieving a free and democratic life this way. That is why they see the Kurds with nationalistic tendencies as a good tool to achieve this end.

As the relationship between Arabs and Kurds develop further in Syria, AKP’s fears grow. They are trying everything they can to sabotage this relationship. Them demanding from Syria, Russia and Iran that the Efrîn canton be crushed in return for Idlib is geared towards pitting Kurds and Arabs against each other. They are planning to pit the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation and the current Syrian regime against each other. If the regime, Russia and Turkey collude in attacking Efrîn, that would be pitting the Democratic Northern Syrian Federation and the current regime against each other. They will thus have both weakened the democratic forces that include the Kurds and weakened the current regime. In an atmosphere of an Arab-Kurd fight, Turkey will try to be more dominant in Syrian politics again.

Turkey now wants to play this trick in Syria. They think if they strengthen their position in Syria it will bring the US closer to them. In truth, Tayyip Erdoğan plans to pull Syria back into the chaos of the beginning of the civil war and thus reduce the stagnation they experience now and to create breathing room. Because it’s not only the Kurds’ struggle and developments in Syria that are restricting Turkey. Saudi Arabia and Egypt in particular also want to put the AKP government in a bind and see it fall. By starting a Kurd-Arab war, Tayyip Erdoğan will both weaken the Kurds and direct Arab attention there. That is why Turkey’s fundamental policy now is to start a Kurd-Arab war in Syria and Iraq. The KDP must be hoping for some gains from this war, because they are enabling AKP policies.

But the Kurds have too much awareness now to fall for this trick. And Arabs have enough experience to see what the Turkish state is aiming for. In this sense, Tayyip Erdoğan’s provocations to start a Kurd-Arab war won’t work.

Both the people of Raqqa and the people of Shehba have answered Tayyip Erdoğan’s policies of starting a Kurd-Arab war. The Raqqa Council has shown how strong the Arab-Kurd fraternity has become. The people of Shehba have declared a council and put forth that Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens, Chechens and Syriacs will resist Turkey. The Shehba Council being founded as a symbol of the unity of peoples in the understanding of the democratic nation has been a good response against Tayyip Erdoğan’s provocations.

Tayyip Erdoğan will see the united resistance front of Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Chechens and other peoples against him in Shehba as well. Arabs and Kurds will resist any and all attacks and strengthen the democratic unity of Syria. All attacks by the Tayyip Erdoğan-Devlet Bahçeli fascism will be pushed back where Arabs and Kurds resist together and such a war will bring the end of the fascist rule of Tayyip Erdoğan and Devlet Bahçeli.