Dear all,
        we have just published an exclusive interview with Besê Hozat, KCK
        co-Chair, about the latest developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East
        and the world, including the KDP´s role in Turkey´s attacks on South
        Kurdistan, Iraq´s recent attacks on Sinjar, the impact of the war in
        Ukraine on the Middle East, the protest of South Kurdistan´s society
        against Turkey´s attacks, the resistance of the guerrilla forces and
        possible early elections in Turkey.

        In the interview, Besê Hozat draws a clear connection between the war in
        Ukraine and Turkey´s war policy in Kurdistan: “It is an open secret that
        the KDP [Kurdistan Democratic Party] has concluded very comprehensive
        agreements with Turkey. It can be clearly seen that these two forces are
        jointly planning to transfer South Kurdish oil and gas to Europe via
        Turkey and that this is being supported by the U.S. and Europe itself. A
        gas crisis has recently occurred in the wake of the war between Russia
        and Ukraine. Yet, only assessing the plans of the KDP and Turkey as part
        of these developments and as an attempt to mitigate the current gas
        crisis does not fully reveal the full scope of this issue. Because the
        KDP has been selling South Kurdistan’s oil and gas to Turkey for years.
        The KDP itself has stated that it has concluded an agreement with Turkey
        in this regard that is valid for 50 years. This agreement also
        represents an important reason for the KDP’s problems with Iraq and the
        PUK [Patriotic Union of Kurdistan]. With the help of this agreement,
        Turkey seeks to extend its political and military control in the region
        to Mosul and Kirkuk, thereby realizing its century-old dream of
        enforcing the Misak-ı Milli borders [national pact; awards Turkey large
        parts of Rojava/North Syria and South Kurdistan/North Iraq]. By
        occupying all of South Kurdistan and Rojava, the Turkish state
        ultimately wants to annex these areas completely as soon as the
        political conjuncture permits.”
        You can find the whole interview here:
        Please don´t hesitate to contact us in case of questions or requests.
        Azad Serdar
        KCK Press Office
        Kurdistan Democratic Communities Union
        twitter: @KCK_Kurdistan_