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Steps towards a united nation of Kurdistan

In Rojava there are talks for the establishment of Kurdish unity. For this purpose 25 parties have joined forces. PYD spokeswoman Sema Begdaş explains that in a united Kurdish nation no one can be left out.

Talks between the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) have been taking place in Rojava for some time, in which international mediators are also involved. The aim is a “common Kurdish stance”. On Tuesday evening, 25 Kurdish political movements and parties from northern and eastern Syria announced the foundation of an association under the name “Kurdish National Unity Parties” (Partiyên Yekîtiya Niştimanî Kurdistan, PYNK).

The founding declaration states that the alliance is based on the initiative of the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for Kurdish unity and aims to strengthen this initiative.

The talks between the PYD and the ENKS initiated by the SDF Command, in which diplomatic delegations from France and the US are also involved, have been criticized by other parties and organizations because a “united Kurdish nation” could not emerge from only two factions.

PYD spokeswoman Sema Begdaş, who spoke to ANF, explained that the new association PYNK will in future appoint representatives who will be involved in all talks about Kurdish unity. “The PYNK will act jointly at all national and international meetings and will represent a common national stance. Their representatives will be appointed in joint consultation. They can be four, five or seven people.”  ANF 

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