Kurdish-Arab Dialogue Meeting held in Brussels

KNK hosted a Kurdish-Arab Dialogue Meeting to discuss the global crisis, its reflection on the region, the situation of the countries in the region, the policies of western states in the region, and the expansionist policies of Turkey and Iran.

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) organized a Kurdish-Arab Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on May 14 with the participation of politicians, academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists and human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa, as well as participants from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Morocco, Western Sahara, Rojava (Northern Syria) and Bakur (Northern Iraq).

The participants discussed the global crisis, its reflection on the region, the situation of the countries in the region, the policies of western states in the region, and the expansionist policies of Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.

Other topics of discussion were the conflicts of interest among hegemonic countries, the war in Ukraine, the share of energy resources after conflict, and the reflections of these policies on the Middle East and Africa. The participants drew attention to the fact that the societies in the Middle East and Africa suffer from anti-democratic practices, repression, atrocities and hunger because of the policies of hegemonic and regional states.


Attention was also drawn to Turkey’s occupation attacks on North-East Syria and South Kurdistan, and Turkey’s desire to occupy the entire Middle East region with Ottoman ambitions.

Emphasis was put on the fact that the demographic change executed by Turkey in Afrin, Girê Spî and Serêkanîye constitutes a genocide and crime against humanity, and that the peoples of the Middle East and Africa were under the threat of a new Ottoman genocide.

The final agenda topic of the meeting focused on the policies of hegemonic and regional states and the ways to form a common ground for a solution to the deepening crisis, and to establish joint action mechanisms.

Agreeing that a solution could be achieved through society-oriented democracy, the participants also discussed the democratization of the individual and society and the women’s question.


The attendees pointed out that the status quoist dictatorial regimes can only be confronted with a struggle for society-oriented democracy and the Democratic Nation project. They also remarked that joint struggle based on the perspective of democratic nation was the only solution to the nationalism, fundamentalism and sectarianism pursued by the dominant powers to divide peoples.


The discussion pointed out the fact that besides the Arabs and Kurds that densely populate the region, Assyrians, Syriacs, Durzis, Turkmen, Chechen and other peoples share the same destiny and challenges. An alliance to be formed between the Arab and Kurdish people in the first instance would thus be the most important step for a unity of the regions’ peoples, they underlined.

It was also stressed that the Kurdish-Arab alliance, which is treated strategically by the Kurdish Freedom Movement, has achieved a significant level in North-East Syria today and revealed an experience.


The final declaration of the meeting stated, “We consider this meeting as a first step with regard to establishing the problems and making them visible, and establishing a joint struggle and action platforms. The discussions held in the meeting revealed a road map perspective for the work to follow. It was agreed upon to continue and expand the Arab-Kurdish dialogue meetings with the broadest involvement and flexible attitude.”