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Topic Started: 18th November 2012 - 07:31 PM (2,939,422 Views)
RawandKurdistani
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West Kurdiatan or Rojava population is 3 million...


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I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person
And free the captive
If he be unjustly confined
Assist any person oppressed
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Pictures of Western Kurds celebrating their liberation

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Feel free to post more pictures. SKF
"Kurdino! Bibin yek; eger hûn nebin yek, hûn ê herin yek bi yek." - Cigerxwîn.
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A member in the SNC called on KRG to send in the trained peshmergas to take care of the security of kurdish areas.

Ibrahim Murad a leader in the SNC urged Kurdistan authorities to send in the strain trained Kurds to take control the security situation in the north part if the country where the Kurds live.

http://www.nrttv.com/dreje.aspx?jimare=23258
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Free Syrian Army-linked groups suffer heavy losses

Two armed groups said to be affiliated to the Free Syrian Army suffered heavy losses on Monday when clashes broke out between these groups and People’s Defense Units (YPG) forces in the West Kurdistan city of Serêkaniyê. The armed groups attacked the people in the city as they took to the streets for the rally organized by the Supreme Kurdish Council.

According to reports received, bodies of 14 dead members of these groups were delivered to their side by YPG forces, while at least 12 others are reported to have been killed in clashes which are reported to have lasted all day. Among those killed are reportedly three leaders of the El Sam armed group, Ali Aksud, Mecid Abdullah and Fair Haci Rahim.

The operation launched by the YPG in the area is reported to be still on.

YPG members Xalid Ömer Hamo (31), Salah Eyo Şexo (40) and Ehmed Sîno Qewas (29) and Kurdish security forces member Sileman Sino (28) lost their life in clashes.

Since hundreds of members of Free Syrian Army entered the city over Turkey on 8 November, the city has been bombed several times by forces of the Syrian regime, killing at least ten civilians and wounding around 70 others in the last one week. Around 50 houses were demolished in the attacks which forced eleven thousand people migrate from the region.

http://en.firatnews.com/index.php?rupel=article&nuceID=5396
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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I hate the arabic language so badly. They should have spoken kurdish, even if it was a message to our enemies *cool
I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

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If he be unjustly confined
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I think it's also aimed at the SNC that's why :)
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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November 22, 2012

RAS Al-AIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Hundreds of Kurdish militiamen massed in the Syrian border Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain in western Kurdistan on Thursday in a mounting standoff with mainly jihadist Arab-led rebels who had seized much of the town from government forces, a watchdog said.

It was the latest in a string of largely peaceful drives for control of mainly Kurdish inhabited areas of the northeast and northwest that neighboring Turkey fears has given succor to the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) it has been fighting for nearly three decades.

The Turkey-backed rebels of the Free Syrian Army accuse the Democratic Union Party (PYD) of having links to the PKK, which has been fighting for self-rule just across the border in southeastern Turkey since 1984, and charge that it is in cahoots with the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The PYD insists its fighters are entirely Syrian but Washington has backed Ankara in insisting that Syria will not be allowed to become a rear base for the PKK in the face of the 20-month uprising against Assad's iron-fisted rule.

The standoff between the Kurds and the Arab-led rebels -- most of whom the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said were drawn from hardline Islamists opposed to the new opposition coalition recognized some Arab and Western states -- highlighted a growing dilemma for the rebels' supporters.

Some 200 fighters from the Al-Qaeda loyalist Al-Nusra Front and 100 from the allied Ghuraba al-Sham advanced on Ras al-Ain,www.ekurd.net backed by three tanks they had captured from the Syrian army, the Observatory said.

They were faced by 400 Kurdish militiamen in the northeastern town which has already been largely deserted by its residents, thousands of whom have poured across the border into Turkey, the Britain-based watchdog and residents said.

“Most residents have fled, and the few who remain are living in fear, in poor humanitarian conditions,” one of them, Abu Mohammed, told AFP.

“Because of the fighting and bombing, water and electricity have been cut off completely.”

On Monday, at least 34 people were killed in fighting between the mainly Islamist fighters and the Kurdish militia. Most of the dead were on the rebel side.

Copyright ©, respective author or news agency, AFP

I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person
And free the captive
If he be unjustly confined
Assist any person oppressed
Whether Muslim or non-Muslim


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YPG: We clear Serikani off the bandit groups

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NEWSDESK, — The Units of Defence Forces (YPG) tackled the threat posed by the groups sponsored by Turkey in Serikani who killed Abid Xalid, the head of the city’s People Assembly.

After the killing of dozens of those groups YPG has enhanced its presence in the region and promoted its forces from brigade to battalion entitling it as Abid Xalid’s.

The commander of Erdal Martyr Brigade of YPG, Dijwar told Firat News Agency that; “the resistance of Erdal Martyr Brigade in Serikani did not allow the bandits, who are sponsored by Turkey to thwart attempts made by the Kurds to achieve their rights, to implement their dirty plots.”

Pointing to the expulsion of Turkey sponsored groups from Serkikani, Dijwar said; “Our resistance have had a great impact on the Kurdish people. With this triumphant, our brigade showed that it has influenced the Kurdish youth to a great extent. And in turn, it opens the way for the further participation of youth in our ranks.”

Dijwar said that the Brigade of Martyr Erdal has evaluated the current state and decided to establish the Battalion of Martyr Abid. “From now on,” he said, “We will promote our resistance through Martyr Abid Battalion also. This is in solidarity for the martyrs of Serikani. We pledge to keep Serkani liberated and clear it off the bandit groups.”

Reinstating their pledges with the Kurdish people Diwjar said; “We do not accept an inch of our father land to be occupied. We pledge to scarify whatever we have for the freedom of our country and our national values.”

Source: http://rojhelat.info/en/?p=4487
"Kurdino! Bibin yek; eger hûn nebin yek, hûn ê herin yek bi yek." - Cigerxwîn.
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Now that's what i like to hear :kflag:
I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person
And free the captive
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Assist any person oppressed
Whether Muslim or non-Muslim


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23rd November 2012 - 01:01 AM
I think it's also aimed at the SNC that's why :)
Yea, but they should have spoken kurdish. That would teach the bastards, that we are not a part of their doomed country *cool And would also confuse them quite alot :lol:
I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person
And free the captive
If he be unjustly confined
Assist any person oppressed
Whether Muslim or non-Muslim


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Yes I agree :)
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Syria Kurds join forces in rebel standoff

TWO main Kurdish groups have agreed to join forces in a standoff with hundreds of Islamist rebels in northeastern Syria, a Syrian Kurdish representative and an activist say.

Hundreds of fighters loyal to the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) - which has close ties to Turkey's rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - have been locked in fierce battles with fighters of the jihadist Al-Nusra Front and allied Ghuraba al-Sham group in Ras al-Ain on the border with Turkey.

The agreement sets the stage for an expanded conflict in the area between Islamist rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian Kurdish forces.

"We initially agreed on forming these (joint) forces that do not belong to any side, and discussions are ongoing now" in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, Mohammed Rasho, a representative of the People's Council of Western Kurdistan, which is close to the PYD, told AFP.


Talks on the formation of the joint forces between the People's Council of Western Kurdistan and the Kurdish National Council, which comprises a number of Syrian Kurdish parties, began three days ago, Rasho said, adding that they took place under the supervision of the presidency of Iraqi Kurdistan.


An activist who identified himself as Havidar, meanwhile, said: "The two Kurdish national councils in western Kurdistan (Syria) have agreed in Iraq to create a united military force, bringing together PYD forces and other Kurdish dissidents" in Syria.

"Since the Free Syrian Army forces came to Kurdish areas, especially Ras al-Ain," there was in the beginning "an understanding that they would limit their deployment to Arab areas," said Rasho.

But after some time, rebel forces burned Kurdish flags that had been raised, and "clashes between us and them occurred in Kurdish areas," he said.

Rasho said rebel groups - including the Tawhid Brigade, the main opposition formation in Aleppo, Ghuraba al-Sham and "sometimes" the Al-Nusra Front - "stand against Kurdish citizens".

On July 11, the Kurdish National Council met in Iraq with the People's Council of Western Kurdistan and decided to form the Supreme Kurdish Council.

Friday's agreement was announced a day after the Ghuraba al-Sham called in a video posted on the internet for Islamist volunteers to flock to Ras al-Ain for a drive on the provincial capital, Hasakeh, where the population is majority Kurdish.

"We of the Ghuraba al-Sham battalion call on the (mainstream rebel) Free Syrian Army and the mujahideen to advance towards Ras al-Ain. Increase our numbers so that we can free the city of Hasakeh," an unidentified rebel commander said in the footage, standing among some 50 fighters.

"And we warn all those who stand in the way of this revolt... especially the PYD and the PKK, and any other armed group, against taking any action that contradicts the path of the revolution," he added.

Syria's Arab-led rebels accuse the PYD of being in cahoots with Assad's regime.

Northern and northeastern Syria are home to the majority of the country's two million Kurds.

In July, the army withdrew from majority Kurdish areas, leaving the ethnic group's militia to fend for the minority's safety.

Although Syria's Kurds are opposed to the Assad regime, most have sought to remain neutral in the armed rebellion seeking to topple him.

Over time, they have been dragged into the fighting, after rebel assaults on majority Kurdish areas in key northern provinces.

Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/syria-kurds-join-forces-in-rebel-standoff/story-fn3dxix6-1226523172402




Great news! :waveflag: NKF
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the FSA already announced those who have entered Sare Kaynia are NOT FSA rebels, they wave a black flag saying no god but allah, they were sent in by turks, so its obvious they are not FSA.
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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great news indeed, someone show it to ssc gangs make em get upset again.
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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PYD and KNC unite and Peshmerga entered WK

According to this article, the PYD and KNC known as the High Supreme council have now come to agreements to administrate WK together and ask for Federal region.

YPG and Peshmerga are now directly run by the Supreme council.

http://rudaw.net/kurdish/index.php/rojava/18543.html

Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Peshmerga marches in Qamishlo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auv-PMpW8MQ

Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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I can see Kerdogan is trying to be the caliph by sending in Islamists.
"Kurdino! Bibin yek; eger hûn nebin yek, hûn ê herin yek bi yek." - Cigerxwîn.
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Kurdish Fighters and Syrian Rebels Announce Fragile Ceasefire

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The People's Defense Units (YPG) announced in a statement on Friday that they have reached a truce with the Syrian Islamist groups Jabhat al-Nusra and Ghuraba' al-Sham after 3 days of fighting in Serêkaniyê.

“Today at 16.30 a ceasefire was declared in Serekaniye (Ras al-Ayn) after a request by armed groups and friendly groups. [The] Ceasefire was declared on our terms: Armed groups must leave and the creation of a Peoples Council from all ethnicities,” read the YPG statement.

According to this statement, the truce is for is for 2 days. “If our terms are not met until then, we will continue to fight them,” read the statement.

The YPG is the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and it controls the east and the northern parts of the city of Serêkaniyê, while the Syrian rebel factions control the south and the west as well as the Turkish border crossing.

YGP fighters have clashed with the Syrian rebels in the past several days. They want the rebel factions to leave the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday there were renewed clashes between the YPG and the jihadist groups Jabhat al-Nusra and Ghuraba' al-Sham that resulted in the death of 9 combatants, 8 from the Nusra front and 1 YPG fighter.

On Wednesday, the YPG sources and the Kurdish news agency Firat News claimed that armed groups had brought 50 vehicles and seven tanks from the Turkish border to Serêkaniyê, igniting new confrontations.

According to a PYD statement, reinforcements entered the city after negotiations to stop the fighting had failed. In two days of fighting that started last week, it is believed that at least 54 people have been killed.

“Everybody was shocked by the intervention of seven tanks and armored vehicles from the Turkish side of the border and started bombarding Kurdish villages and areas randomly in order to terrorize/ displace citizens,” PYD Executive Council said in a statement.

The SOHR reported earlier that 400 Kurdish fighters had come from across Syria on Wednesday to reinforce the YPG, while 200 members of the Nusra front came from Tal Abayd, and more than 100 fighters and 3 tanks commanded by Ghuraba' al-Sham went into the city.

On Thursday, the Ghuraba’ al-Sham battalion warned the PYD in a Youtube statement that was translated by Al Jazeera English, saying, "We warn all those who stand against the revolution. Mainly the PYD and the PKK from carrying out any counterrevolutionary act. They must withdraw from Ras al-Ayn and stay away from any confrontation with our fighters,”

But YPD leaders are adamant that the Syrian armed groups must leave the area. Also, the Friday ceasefire comes after an announcement by the YPG that their fighters had killed 25 Syrian rebels, wounding more than 20, and destroying 3 vehicles.

The Syrian armed groups claim that they want to take over the oil-rich Hasakah province through Ras al-Ayn, but it is unlikely that the Kurdish political parties would allow them to enter these areas without a fight.

On Nov. 21, the PYD leadership called on people “to adhere to their land, their homeland and defend the sanctities.”

Source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/news/syria/5463.html
Edited by Qandil, 24th November 2012 - 07:32 PM.
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Peshmerga in west Kurdistan? Sure about time! SKF
I am confused by God's wisdom:
In this world of States
Why have the Kurds remained Stateless, dispossessed,
What for have they all become fugitives, condemned?


Ahmad Khani

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person
And free the captive
If he be unjustly confined
Assist any person oppressed
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Did all the 1600 peshmerga enter Rojava Kurdistan?
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Not sure how many but looks like a few hundred so far, more will go after the attack on sarê kanye by Islamic terrorists sent by turks
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Veteran PKK Leader: Turkey Uses Armed Groups to Impose Its Agenda in Syrian Kurdistan

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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Aldar Khalil, a member of the Kurdish Supreme Council, has been a well-known and active politician since the beginning of the Syrian revolution. Khalil, who joined the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 1990, is one of the founders of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). He also runs the Movement for Democratic Communities (TEVDEM), and also played a major role in resolving the issues between the Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the National Assembly affiliated with PYD. Khalil sat down with Rudaw to discuss a range of issues related to Syrian Kurdistan.

Rudaw: What is happening in Syrian Kurdistan?

Aldar Khalil: Currently, some regional powers along with some Kurdish factions are trying to remove the Kurdish identity from the revolution. They believe that changing the current regime to another one is everything. They don’t care about the future of the Kurds after the revolution. Today, there are disagreements between two groups in Syrian Kurdistan, including one group who believes Kurdish rights must be secured after the revolution and one group where this is not a concern.

Rudaw: Who are these two groups?

Aldar Khalil: One group is struggling to make sure the Kurds have a strong position in the new Syria while the other one is just fighting for power. The latter group believes that the new Syria should be dominated by one group. They are not for the rights of the Kurds within Syria.

There is also another conflict between the Syrian Kurds and Turkish government but this one is more beneath the surface. The Turkish government will do everything it can to make sure that the Kurds in Syria do not establish their own entity similar to the one that exists in Iraqi Kurdistan. Since its existence became reality, they are forced to recognize it. The Turkish are concerned that the revolution in Syria will bring a similar situation for the Kurds in Syria.

The Turkish government started interfering in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian opposition with the hope of stopping this from happening. They do everything they can to take the Kurds out of the picture. However, after a year and half of hard work towards this goal, they failed in their attempts.

“One group is struggling to make sure the Kurds have a strong position in the new Syria while the other one is just fighting for power.”

Rudaw: Are you sure that the Turkish attempts have failed in Syria?

Aldar Khalil: So far, the Turkish agenda has failed in Syria. However, they have not yet stopped working towards this goal. In the beginning, the Turks tried to take the Kurds out of the picture through political diplomacy and media propaganda. But they failed to achieve their goal. Now, they are using a different approach and that is using the armed groups to fight the Kurds in Syria.

However, the current events in Syrian Kurdistan increase Turkey’s concern, because the Kurdish areas are all under the Kurdish control. Turkey is now depending on the armed groups to fulfill its agenda in Syrian Kurdistan, but these groups are not all the same and their priority is to overthrow the Assad regime, not to fight the Kurds.

The Kurds are now a considerable force in Syria. Neither the regime nor the opposition wants to fight them. Most of the opposition leaders in Syria insist that they do not want to make enemies with the Kurds. Turkey is the only player that wants everyone to become hostile to the Kurds in Syria. Some promised Turkey to occupy the cities of Derbasiya, Amude, Derek and Qamishli and cut the oil pipes going through them to Homs and redirect them toward Turkey.

Rudaw: Don’t you think that, if it was not for the PYD’s armed forces along the Syrian-Turkish border, none of these things would have happened?

Aldar Khalil: Actually, if it was not for the PYD’s armed forces, Turkey would have come and occupied the region. However, having armed forces alone is not enough to protect Syrian Kurdistan. The people must be organized. At the beginning of the revolution, we created community organizations among the people. Some were telling us it was not the time for such a thing; instead, it was time to fight the regime. Today, the Kurdish community in Syrian Kurdistan is well-organized and prepared to refuse Turkish intervention there.

Rudaw: Why is the PYD not allowing other Syrian Kurdish parties to create their own armed forces?

Aldar Khalil: During its last meeting in the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdish Supreme Council created an armed forces committee to run all the Kurdish armed groups in Syrian Kurdistan. From our side, we appointed some people to become the members in the committee; however, three months passed and no one was appointed to the committee from the other side. It is the committee that decides who should take up arms. Even now, the other side has not yet responded to the activation of the committee.

In the past, we trained hundreds of people to take up arms. There is no committee to organize these people and there is no one to support them. These people came to us and the KNC for support. On the other hand, the founders of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) came to the members of the Supreme Council and authorized them as the decision-maker, but the other side has not responded yet. What do you think these people should do? Go home and sleep?

In Sere Kaniye, when the armed groups attacked, all the members of the KNC fled. Only those who were affiliated with the PYD remained and protected the area. After the residents evacuated the area, we provided people to protect the neighborhoods. They said that since we were the only ones in the area, we must protect it. I was not the one who told them to evacuate, but they did. They shouldn’t tell us not to protect their homes. I cannot just sit by and do nothing like them.

Rudaw: The KNC will make reforms to its council soon. It is said that some political parties inside the KNC work for the National Assembly. These parties might be asked to leave the council and join your assembly. Is this true?

“We will strengthen our diplomatic relations with everyone. We will meet with everyone regardless of whether they are friends or enemies.”Aldar Khalil: If that is the case, there are also some Kurdish parties in the KNC who work for the SNC, which was founded in Istanbul. They should also let these parties join the SNC. What kind of council is it when some of them are working for the SNC and National Assembly while the rest are working with the regime, Erbil and Sulaimani? I honestly didn’t know there were parties inside the KNC working with us; nobody told us about this.

I don’t think there is anyone in the KNC that works for the National Assembly, but every party has its own policy. Recently, some Kurds created a special delegation and took off for Doha, which was a violation of the Supreme Council’s decisions. According to the Supreme Council, delegation members must be appointed by the council.

Rudaw: You are considered the PKK brain inside the PYD. What do you say to this?

Aldar Khalil: I am the director of the Movement for Democratic Communities (TEVDEM) and a member of the Kurdish Supreme Council. I am from Syrian Kurdistan, and I struggle for its freedom. This is a strange term that is being used for me. I strive to work for unity among the Kurds in Syria. This purpose has brought me to Erbil many times.

Rudaw: There are claims that you try to create gaps between the KNC’s political parties. For example, after you met with one party, suddenly disagreements occurred in the council. Is this true?

Aldar Khalil: As you said, they are just claims. This also proves that there is a lack of trust among KNC’s political parties. A strong political party wouldn’t change its mind after just one meeting with us. We will strengthen our diplomatic relations with everyone. We will meet with everyone regardless of whether they are friends or enemies. We will meet with the Arabs and Assyrians more than we meet with the Kurds. We are not making any parties follow us. I have no ambition to make alliances and use them against others. I have often told the members of the KNC that unity is vital for us. Division in the KNC will also harm our cause. Not one person in the KNC could come forward and say that I told him to cause divisions. It is in our interests for the KNC to be united.

Source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/interview/5473.html
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Their lil plan failed by kurdish resistance
Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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Interesting map to Syria - the source:
http://www.polgeonow.com/2012/10/syria-uprising-map-october-2012-7.html

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Russian Girenak Joseph, who visited Kirkuk in Kurdistan as a part of his tour throu the 1870 - 1873 AD, who published the results of his trip & his studies later in 1879, in the 4th volume in the Bulletin of the Caucasus department of the Royal Geographical Russian Society estimated Kirkuk's population as many as 12-50,000 people, & he emphasized that except 40 Christian families, the rest of the population were Kurds. As for The Turkmen & Arabs, they have not been already existed at the time.
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