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Erbil: Agreement between Syrian Kurds and the Turkish government clearly PKK‑propaganda

KURDWATCH, November 2, 2012—On October 8, 2012, the Iraqi-Kurdish website and the website , a site affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), published a document intended as proof of the existence of a secret agreement between the Syrian Kurds and the Turkish government. The document, which was distributed via PYD media as well as at some of the PYD's demonstrations in Syria, reports of a secret meeting on September 2, 2012 in Erbil. The following Syrian Kurds are said to have taken part in the meeting: ʿAbdulbaqi Yusuf (Representative of the Kurdish Union Party in Syria [Yekîtî]), ʿAbdulbasit Hammu (Representative of the Kurdistan Union Party in Syria), ʿAbdulhakim Bashar (Secretary General of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria [el‑Partî]), Nuruddin Hamid Brimo (Secretary General of the Kurdish Truth Party in Northern Iraq [according to the information in the document – in fact, Brimo is a representative of ʿAbdulhakim Bashar's el‑Partî in Northern Iraq]), and the politician Salah Badruddin, who is regarded in PKK‑circles as a traitor financed by Turkey. In addition, the following people were also said to have been present: the Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, the US ambassador to Jordan, a representative of the Israeli Embassy in Germany, a representative of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Masrur Barzani (head of security for Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP]), Kosrat Rasul ʿAli (first deputy chairman of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan [PUK], Jalal Talabani), Fadil Mirani (Secretary General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party [KDP]), Nechirvan Barzani (Prime Minister of Iraqi-Kurdistan), and his predecessor Barham Salih. The document states that Turkey does not reject a federal structure in Syria and will support the Syrian-Kurdish opposition financially and militarily. The condition for this is the establishment of a Turkish military airport and a military base south of the city of al‑Malikiyah (Dêrik), as well as the establishment of another military airport near ʿAfrin and another military base southwest of ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî).
The document is clearly PYD/PKK propaganda intended to prove the existence of a conspiracy between the Syrian Kurds and the »enemies« of the PKK—Turkey, Iraqi-Kurdistan, the USA, and Israel.


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