22nd interim meeting of the KNK starts

The KNK interim meeting started in The Hague with the participation of nearly 200 delegates from the four parts of Kurdistan.

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), which held its founding congress on 26 May 1999 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been seeking national unity among Kurdish parties in the four parts of Kurdistan for 25 years without interruption.

The KNK has convened for the 22nd interim meeting of its General Assembly. The 2-day meeting in The Hague is attended by nearly 200 delegates from the four parts of Kurdistan, as well as dozens of representatives of political parties, institutions and organisations, intellectuals, writers and personalities.

The Governor of Sulaymaniyah, Heval Ebubekir, is also attending the meeting.

The opening speeches of the KNK General Assembly interim meeting were made by KNK Council Member Dr Şergo Mihemed Emin and KNK Executive Board Member Shala Hefid.

After the opening, the election of the council, which will moderate the meeting for 2 days, started.

Jalane Nexşibendi, Hiwa Nasih on behalf of GORAN, Hiwa Seyid Salim from Zehmetkeşan executives, Dersim Zend from PUK executives, Bave Narin on behalf of El Parti, KNK Foreign Relations Spokesperson Nilüfer Koç were elected to the council.

Nilüfer Koç, who was elected as the chairperson of the council, stated that they held their meeting in a critical period and said, "Turkey is seeking to attack South Kurdistan. Our approach should be taken accordingly."

‘Turkey is leading the massacres against our people’

KNK co-chairs Zeyneb Murad and Ahmet Karamus also made speeches.

Zeyneb Murad said:" There is a serious crisis in the Middle East and the world. Our enemies want to turn this into an opportunity and attack our people. This is their plan. They want to realise their plans that they could not realise for centuries. Turkey is leading these massacres. Iran, Syria and Iraq are also part of this. We Kurds must unite against all these massacres. As KNK and Kurdish organisations, we must take all kinds of initiatives against Turkey's military operations. Knowing that Kurdish lands are the honour of all of us, everyone must defend this."

In her speech, Zeyneb Murad emphasised the need to oppose the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

'KDP should not be a partner in the massacre and crisis with Turkey’

Ahmet Karamus said, "The 4 colonialist states in particular are united and attacking the Kurdish gains today. They do not tolerate the existence of Kurds. That is why they are implementing plans and concepts.”

Noting that Turkey is committing crimes against humanity in Kurdistan, Karamus said, "The chemical weapons and the disproportionate power it uses are proof of this. Today, it targets civilians every day in Rojava and Shengal. It wants to occupy our lands."

Ahmet Karamus also appealed to the KDP and said, "Today, all our enemies are united and attacking us. Everyone responded to the KNK's calls for unity. But the KDP does not respond in any way. Here, in the presence of everyone, I would like to make the following call to the KDP; you should not be a partner in the massacre and crisis with Turkey. We should serve the unity and interests of the Kurds. The foundation of our people is here."