lundi 19 janvier 2015

Sinjar : les ingérences politiques du PKK provoquent des tensions avec les peshmerga

KRG Rejects Formation of Sinjar “Canton”
Erbil warns PKK not to intervene in Kurdistan Region internal affairs

17.01.2015  16:41


The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has rejected efforts to form a local administrative council in Sinjar, known as a canton, by the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK).

In a statement released on its official website, the KRG says that Sinjar and its people should work within the current political system and rejects any steps that create divisions among Kurds in the area.

“The struggle of Sinjar shouldn’t be co-opted by party politics, which in the end could cause more political tension in the region instead of healing their wounds,”
said the statement, released on Saturday.

It goes on to say that KRG President Massoud Barzani personally commanded the Sinjar operation to free the town, and help local people return to their homes and restart their lives.

“The KRG thanks the fighters of the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) who helped the Peshmerga when Islamic State attacked Sinjar, but we reject the recent action of the PKK, forming a local administration assembly in Sinjar, which is contrary to Iraqi and Kurdistan Region laws and constitution. We won’t accept this intervention in the Kurdistan Region’s internal affairs,” added KRG statement.

The KRG warned the PKK to end all interventions in KRG affairs, which could increase political tension in the region.

The statement concludes by pointing out that Kurdish Yazidis have their own representatives in the KRG and Iraqi Parliaments and they have the right to make their own decisions.

Sinjar has been under the control of Islamic State militants since early August, although Peshmerga forces with the support of YPG fighters have retaken areas in and around the town.
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Barzani slams PKK efforts for self-rule in Sinjar
Published 21 hours ago

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) chaired by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani has slammed PKK for holding a meeting with Yazidi Kurds on Mount Shengal in Sinjar, deeming the move an attempt to encourage Yazidis for a self-rule in the town.

The party officials assessed that the PKK were trying to impose a canton in Sinjar – a suggestion which had also previously been delivered by HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş - as a means to divide the country, and made a strong case that the canton decision triggered by the PKK was disrespectful to the free will of the people of Sinjar.

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham's (ISIS) weeks-long siege of Mount Sinjar was broken on December 20, 2014 after a successful operation of Iraqi peshmerga, backed by the U.S.-led international coalition. The victory came after three days of clashes in the town of Sinjar. But Peshmerga fighters were not able to capture the town completely.

According to the news on KDP's website, a meeting with Yazidis was held with the attendance of some representatives from PKK and Rojova, a Kurdish-majority area in northeast Syria, on Wednesday on Mount Shengal. Reportedly, the decision to form an executive board and six committees to be established were taken during the meeting as part of the aim to organize the Yazidis for self-rule. The KDP reacted harshly to the meeting deeming it an attempt to create a 'canton' in a strong statement it released over the issue.

Labeling the efforts as disrespectful to the KRG's judicial institutions as well as the people of Sinjar, the KDP made a firm statement in which it said that the attempts were an aggression on the sovereignty of Kurdistan region.

"This step is a forceful policy that aims for division in the country's territories. We call on political parties, non-governmental organizations and the public to react to this move. There will be no silence over this wrong and illegal policy, " the statement further said.

Sinjar, also known as Shingal, is a town in Iraq's Nineveh Province near Mount Shengal close to the border with Syrian Kurdistan, which Kurds call Rojava. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 88,023. The town is mainly inhabited by Yazidi Kurds with Arab and Assyrian minorities.
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