Project Rojava

Project Rojava

A meeting of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) in Diyarbakır called for the establishment of a “democratic autonomy.”

This is not a demand in a democratic country coming from a segment that has faith in democracy, asking for Western-style autonomy. 

This is an act of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), a higher body of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) related to the internal structuring of terror as well as developments in Syria.

The declaration made in Diyarbakır to a large extent is taken from a document that KCK accepted on July 17, 2005, called the “KCK pact” that included the concept of democratic autonomy.

The self-governing dimension of the KCK regime, which has been set by force of arms by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Rojava Syria, is being projected to Turkey’s southeast. This is the gist of the matter.

Democratic autonomy was declared by the DTK in 2011, yet it was criticized at that time by leftist and liberal writers as totalitarian as well.

Internal and external conditions were not suitable at that time. This concept was not used especially during the solution process. In fact, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) used “local governance” instead of democratic autonomy.

But KCK’s totalitarian “democratic autonomy” was always maintained as an essential target. The declaration that was made public Dec. 27 is a reflection of that target.

The declaration goes beyond the “European Charter of Local Self-Government” and includes maximalist demands under the banner of “democratic autonomy.”

The “autonomous legislative power” mentioned in the declaration corresponds to article 11 of the KCK statement.

The autonomous executive power corresponds to its article 13, which talks about an executive council. 

Article 10 of the Diyarbakır statement asks for a reorganization of judiciary and judicial services according to the model of autonomous regions. This corresponds to article 27-30 of the KCK pact; in other words, totalitarian judiciary hierarchy.

Talking about the DTK’s meeting in Diyarbakar, Selahattin Demirtaş said the other day “Perhaps Kurds will have an independent state, or a federal state, or cantons or autonomous regions.” 

Demirtaş’ statement shows what targets the political program of the Kurdish political movement under the tutelage of the PKK, which started from “language bans should be lifted,” has evolved into.

Turkey will follow Syria, then northern Iraq and at the latest stage, Iran. All totalitarian structures, actually totalitarian states under the tutelage of the KCK.

As this is the target, they used the solution process to stockpile arms and bombs while the government remained silent for a long time for the sake of the process. This is what the president has said as well. 

Tons of explosives, and thousands of arms, barricades, ditches. They have been set up by the “self-defense units” that the KCK has organized in cities.

Turkey is subjected to the threat of becoming Syria or Turkey’s south becoming Rojava.

Which state can say, “While I talk about the solution, you can continue to collect arms in the region?”

Obviously democracy was a possibility for solution; a solution provided that arms were not involved was a possibility. But the HDP preferred to be under the tutelage of Kandil rather than democracy.