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Northern Syria: Syrian Part of the Kurdistan Workers Party will Announce Autonomy?

The Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is said to be in the middle of the preparations in order to finally declare an autonomy in the north of Syria according to the Turkish newspaper Turkiye.

This comes as no real surprise considering the events in the north of Syria since the beginning of the conflict and proxy war in the Arab nation and the actions of the members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the government in Syria.

According to the report of the Turkish newspaper Turkiye, the Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), called a militant group in the report, is set to announce the establishment of Syria’s autonomous Kurdistan region on July 19.

In addition, the report by the Turkish newspaper Turkiye says that one of the commanders of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey, Nuretti Sofi, has recently travelled to the north of Syria in order to support and lead the final preparations for the establishment of the autonomy by the Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

This alleged upcoming autonomy of the Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) shall have an own interim government as well as a constitution within the following three months after the announcement and establishment of this autonomy in the north of Syria.

In addition and also stated in the report by the Turkish newspaper Turkiye, the Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) will also establish a so-called “Kurdistan Peoples Assembly” within a six month period after the announcement of the autonomy in the north of Syria.

The Syrian part of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has not invited other sides and parties in the region to take part or play a role in this process of the establishment of an own autonomy on Syrian soil.

There are no comments on this report by the Syrian government in Damascus or other Syrian officials so far.

It is further to mention that reports by several Turkish newspapers from Turkey are usually to put into question, especially when it is about newspapers linked to the Turkish Erdogan regime, although it seems, under the consideration of the recent months and events in the north of Syria, not really far-fetched.

2 comments

  1. ‘Autonomy’ can be a rather elastic term which, in this instance, would mean home rule of a Kurdish State within a Syrian – - um – - federation? – - rather than independence. Given the attitudes of Turkey, Iraq and Iran toward their own Kurdish populations I could certainly not advise a move for independence, although a Kurdish State within a Syrian federation might work, but there would have to be a long string of agreements between the Syrian government as federal authority and the Kurdish State. I’ve no notion why the Kurds are thinking about pulling this stunt at this time. There is no logic here. The Kurds attempting separation would be in grave danger from the jihadies, Turks and Iraqis, not a good place to be. I’d hope that somebody in PKK would drop the nationalist fervor and put on a thinking cap. As there is not a map showing the proposed Kurdish zone it’s hard to tell what would be affected. If the Kurds go forward with either autonomy or independence before the jihadies are fully suppressed, I think that it could be a fatal error on their part. Well, that’s my opinion, anyway.

    • john macain junior

      On the contrary i think it is high time for kurds to grasp this opportunity and declare independence or federation with Iraqi kurdistan. Not only that, kurds in nowadays southeast turkey should provide every support possible to achieve that state and eventually join the federation.