Policies of the KDP try people’s patience!
The KDP continues to negotiate with regional powers over Kurdish achievements. Pursuing a "either me or enemy" policy in Kurdistan, KDP continues to harm Kurdish gains and try people’s patience.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) continues to be part of the plans that eliminate the gains of the Kurds in line with the demand of the Turkish state ruled by the AKP-MHP alliance.
KDP has now added Shengal to its tendency targeting the achievements of the Kurds in line with the demands of the Turkish state, from Afrin to Bradost, from Behdinan to Rojava and from Zînê Wertê to Maxmur.
The KDP, which withdrew its forces in the region after the attacks by ISIS on 3 August 2014 and by the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi in October 2017, signed a new agreement with the Iraqi central government on Shengal on 9 October 2020.
The agreement made in defiance of the will of the Yazidi Kurds in Shengal was described by the Yazidis as "the sale of Shengal and Yazidis" and was met with great reaction.
The KDP, which dares to speak about the Kurds other than itself, has been in various negotiations with the regional forces against other Kurdish forces, especially the Kurdish Freedom Movement.
Negotiating mainly with the Turkish state and all other forces against the PKK and never hesitating to provide political, military, intelligence, diplomatic and economic support to the attacks of the forces in question, KDP has made the first practice of this in the occupation of Afrin.
THE ROLE OF THE KDP IN THE OCCUPATION OF AFRIN
When the Turkish state launched invasion attacks on Afrin on 20 January 2018, 6 battalions affiliated to ENKS, the KDP's Rojava offset, took part in the invasion attacks under different names.
THE KDP'S BRADOST BARGAIN
In 2019, the KDP opened a wide area from the border of Şemdinli and Rûbarok (Derecik) to the Mêrgesor, Soran and Choman regions of Southern Kurdistan to the Turkish state's occupation and handed over the dominant hills of the region to the Turkish state. the mentioned move cleared the way for Turkey’s attacks on Xinêrê.
ROLE IN GRE SPI AND SEREKANIYE OCCUPATION
The same KDP also attempted to "legitimize" the occupation of Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê launched by the Turkish state on 9 October 2019. Speaking at an international conference held in Hewlêr (Erbil) on November 5, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani argued that “Turkey has no problem with the Kurds”, saying; “We just want the Kurds to distance themselves from the PKK”.
EMBARGO IMPOSED ON MAXMUR
The KDP intensified its attacks after the murder of MIT's (Turkish Intelligence Service) member in Southern Kurdistan, Osman Köse, in Hewlêr on 17 July 2019. Imposing an embargo on the Maxmur Camp after the murder of MIT member Köse, KDP has been maintaining this embargo for more than half a year.
KDP is also trying to legitimize the Turkish attacks on the camp. Following the Turkish aggression on civilians in Maxmur on 16 April 2020, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani continued to stand on Turkey’s side, saying; “Maxmur Camp is used for military activities”.
THE KDP'S ZINI WERTÊ MOVE
Indeed, the KDP embarked on a move in Zînî Wertê further south in April 2020. The KDP planned to break the link between Raperin and the Soran region and facilitate the occupation of the Turkish state by deploying its own peshmerga in the Zînê Wertê region.
Shortly after the deployment of KDP forces in the region, Turkish jets started to strike the positions of the HPG guerrillas here and three guerrillas were martyred in the attack. Despite strong reactions from the people, KDP did not step back.
THE ROLE PLAYED IN HEFTANIN
The KDP continued its activities to prepare the ground for the Turkish state's invasion attacks during the attacks on Heftanin that started in June. Keeping silent about the bombing of the people of Southern Kurdistan with Turkish warplanes, the KDP set out to facilitate the invasion by placing some of its forces under the name of Iraqi border guards in the south and southwest of Heftanin. In the same way, it opened the Zaxo-Behdinan route to the Turkish military and intelligence, it played a role in the siege of Heftanin from the south.
ATTITUDE AGAINST SHELADIZÊ AND BAMERNÊ RESISTANCES
At the same time, the KDP tried to intimidate the people of Behdinan, especially Bamernê and Sheladize, who reacted against the occupation, with targeting, detention and threats. The aerial attacks carried out by Turkey on June 20 killed five young people from Sheladizê. Some of the slain civilians were among those who had marched to Turkish military bases in 2019. Their families denounced that the young men had been killed with the intelligence provided by the asayish (public security) forces of the KDP.
Taking part in every move of the Turkish state from Southern Kurdistan to Rojava, the KDP has focused on Shengal in recent months. Having started an intense black propaganda against Shengal and Yazidis, KDP found it appropriate to make this move with the Iraqi central government.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO THE DIRTY BARGAIN
The KDP and the Iraqi central government signed an agreement on Shengal on 9 October under the supervision of the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. It is stated that the parties agreed on security, administrative and reconstruction issues in the agreement, in which the will of the Yazidis was ignored.
CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE YAZIDIS
However, looking at the details of the agreement, it is striking to see that "the peshmerga will not return to Shengal", "the district governor of the KDP will be dismissed" and that the former rule of the KDP will not continue. If we consider the agreement’s clause that "the existence of the PKK and affiliated forces will be ceased in and around Shengal, and PKK-affiliated forces will not be allowed to play any role in the region", it can be seen that the KDP's intention is not to return to Shengal, but to suppress the Yazidis, who are the will of the region.
Mentioning the PKK, the agreement targets the organization of the Yazidis. The HPG guerrilla forces that rushed to Shengal after the ISIS onslaught on August 3 and rescued hundreds of thousands of Yazidis from ISIS atrocity and then freed Shengal, did retreat from the region in April 2018.
BARGAIN ON “CONTROVERSIAL REGIONS”
It is reported that the KDP started negotiations between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Region after the Shengal agreement to make similar agreements for the disputed regions such as Kirkuk and Germiyan within the scope of Article 140.
ANOTHER TARGET IS ROJAVA
On the other hand, the KDP's Shengal move poses a great threat to Southern Kurdistan, particularly Kirkuk, as well as to Rojava. Simultaneously along with the Shengal move, the KDP has been building new outposts, digging trenches and deploying forces on the Rojava-Bashur border.
WRONG PLAN AS IN THE REFERENDUM
Acting with the jihadist gang groups and the Turkish state in Rojava, with the Turkish state in Behdinan and with the Iraqi central government in Shengal, the KDP believes that regional and international powers will open space for itself. However, the KDP makes a wrong plan, as it did in the "independence referendum" in 2017.
As a matter of fact, the forces with which the KDP is allied today acted jointly against the Kurds in the 2017 referendum and sent tanks to the border. After all, half of the territory of the Kurdistan region was lost as a result of the miscalculations of the KDP. Likewise, the KDP did not get what it had hoped for from the invasion of Afrin, Girê Spî and Serêkaniyê.
PEOPLE'S PATIENCE RUNNING OUT
The moves made by the KDP in recent years are now read as "bargaining and cooperation" rather than "miscalculation" among the Kurdish people, causing reactions from the Kurds. It is wondered what kind of position the KDP will adopt in the face of the growing anger among the Kurds who have experienced a new blow after all these negotiations.