English KURDI كوردي عربي
ERBIL, Aug. 9 (AKnews) – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has emphasized that Turkey does not oppose the birth of an autonomous Kurdish region in Syria in case Bashar al-Assad is toppled.
But Turkey’s condition of that is “all groups in the country [Syria] agree on it”
The Turkish FM spoke to reporters while on board of a plane bound to Myanmar. He recalled his visit to Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil where he participated in a meeting between the Syrian National Council (SNC) and its Kurdish counterpart, the Kurdish National Council of Syria (KNC).
“I told them, the leader of the SNC chairs the council as a Syrian Kurd. And you [KNC] are sitting here as Syrian Kurds. Sit down and come to terms. What we oppose is the threat of terrorism and the possibility of one of you claiming possession of somewhere. Elections should be held in Syria; a parliament should be formed that includes Kurds, Turkmens and Arabs. You can come together and say we will grant autonomy [to the Kurds]. This is up to you. We would not oppose that,” Today’s Zaman quoted Davutoğlu as saying.
Turkey has said its fear is that a Kurdish region in Syria controlled by a Kurdish armed group called Democratic Union of Kurdistan (PYD), suspected of links with the (PKK), may open another front for the PKK form where to attack Turkey.
PKK have been using the northern jagged mountains of Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a safe haven and a launch pad to attack Turkey for years.