FROM RAQQA TO KURDISTAN: WASHINGTON ALLEGED TO PROMISE KURDS AND INDEPENDENT STATE IN RETURN FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN THE RAQQA OPERATION




İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-  Chairman of the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) Muslim Mihemed told to Sputnik that USA has pursued a strategy that entails creating an independent Kurdish state in the Middle East. It has been rumored that Washington promised to support Kurds in return for their success in the Raqqa operation.

He said ‘’We believe that Washington's Greater Middle East project is aimed at creating Kurdistan among other things. There is a possibility of the US establishing a Kurdish state in Syria and Iraq. This depends on the one who came up with this initiative, Washington. We think that if this project truly exists, it must take into account the rights of all Kurds. Otherwise, establishing a Kurdish state would not be possible". 

On the other hand, Salih Muslim, co-chairman of the PYD, said that he was not aware of any talks regarding creation of an independent Kurdish state on Syrian territory.

He asserted that “We have not heard anything on the issue. No one has promised us anything in return for conducting the operation in Raqqa. This information is not grounded in reality. It is a figment of the imagination of those who spread these speculations. This is a lie ".

Also, Chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Progressive Party in Syria Mustafa Hanifi, confirmed Muslim’s word by saying "There is not official information on this issue. For our part, we have not heard anything about such a deal. The operation in Raqqa is currently a priority for the United States. The fighting near the Tabqa Dam is ongoing. The United States and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have carried out a joint operation against Daesh. I am not aware of any other agreements between the two," he said. "We have not heard anything about America's plans to establish a Kurdish state in Syria".

Besides, Rezan Hiddo, Chairman of the Syrian Democratic Council (DSM), indicated  that there is no consensus about the issue , underlined their ‘’ Syrian identity’’ and said  "We want to discuss the issue of creating a federation with the Assyrians, Arabs, Circassians and other ethnic groups living in Syria. We believe that this system is the only way to resolve the Syrian crisis ".

According to me, these speeches are non sense. It has been proven that YPG and PKK  which is a terrorist organization that killed thousands of Turkish people, have organic relations. They are somehow suspicious non-state actors and can be more dangerous for the future of the region. Please explain to me that if you have no intentions to establish an independent state, why would you build an autonomous region? Yes, Syria has been divided between regions of rival minor groups but which of them have some kind of a structure and arrogant enough to regret request of negotiations with regional actors? Cause they have ‘’bigger’’ friends.  Why USA and Russia changed their definition of YPG and PKK successively? Why USA insists on the attendance of Kurdish forces in almost all multilateral operation and try to justify their acts? These Kurdish militants only talk and cooperate with the one that their ‘’big brother’’ let.  I really want to hope that these rumors just be lies but I don’t think that they are sincere.