World Bulletin/News Desk
Conflicts between Syrian opposition forces and Kurdish organizations within the country would cause harm to the Kurdish people, said Mustafa Juma, Secretary General of the pro-Kurdish Azadi Party.
"It would be harmful for Kurds to fight rebels in Syria," Juma said.
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) captured the border town of Ras al-Ayn on Wednesday after intense day-long clashes with fighters of the main opposition group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The seizure of the northeastern town is regarded as preparatory for PYD's attempt to declare autonomy in the region, an Anadolu Agency correspondent says.
"Shabiha, armed regime forces in civilian clothing, are present in Qamishli [near Ras al-Ayn]. How can then the city be liberated?" Juma said.
"In fact, this means PYD acts in concert with the regime. This might bring Kurds on the brink of a calamity. The Kurdish people might experience a repeat of grave hardship, massacres and migrations that happened in the past."
The PYD was taking a unilateral approach in its bid for autonomy, which is based largely upon its armed strength, Juma said.
"The Council has not made any decision on this matter [autonomy]. On the other hand, it has issued decisions regarding the will of the Kurdish people to act together politically. The PYD's actions are against these decisions," he said.
Juma said strengthening the PYD in the region was a project designed by the embattled Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad.
"Assad had earlier decided [to make PYD stronger], since he is paving the way for a Nusayri state he wants to establish."
"The PYD's desire for autonomy in the region is not in Kurdish interests," Juma said, adding such an attempt would not be allowed by regional powers Iran and Turkey.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Temmuz 2013, 09:43