Jerusalem : Israel will fully support the efforts to establish an independent Kurdistan for the Kurdish people residing in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Armenia, as announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, while supporting for independent Kurdistan, Prime Minister, Netanyahu, clarified that the Kurdish rebel group ‘PKK’ in Turkey is a terrorist organization.
Israeli Prime Minister is currently on a tour of Latin American countries and Netanyahu announced this in Argentina on Wednesday. The Israeli Prime Minister said that the Kurdish people are making legitimate efforts for establishment of an independent nation. While expressing his support to the efforts of Kurdish people, Israeli Prime Minister criticized Turkey’s equivocal policies. ‘The terrorist organization of Hamas in the Gaza strip is assisted by Turkey. Still the Turkey based ‘PKK’ is a terrorist organisation for Israel’, as barbed by Israeli Prime Minister.
Earlier in the year 2004, while speaking in a security related conference, Netanyahu had stated his support for independent Kurdistan program. Former Israeli President Shimon Perez, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman had also announced their support for the creation of Kurdistan.
On September 25, a referendum will be held in Iraq for an independent Kurdistan. The Kurd groups in Iraq and Turkey have started preparations for this referendum. Kurd’s autonomous government is in power in northern Iraq and they also have an independent Kurd military in this region. The Kurd military participated in the anti ‘IS’ conflict in Iraq. US has taken assistance of this Kurd army and groups for anti ‘IS’ conflict in Iraq and Syria. Additionally, there were indications that US is sympathetically looking over the demand of an independent nation by the Kurdish people. Till date US leaders have not taken any explicit action regarding this. However, the supply of arms by US to the Kurd groups is revealing the stand taken by US in this regard.
However, no country is ready to break its territory for the Kurds who are scattered in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Armenia, and Turkey has warned that there is no possibility of compromise in this issue. Turkey has prepared to torment US over this. Turkey is giving a befitting reply to US by increasing cooperation with traditional US rival nations, Russia and Iran. While openly supporting the Kurds, Israel now is backing the demand for independent Kurdistan. This will have a huge impact in near future and it will make the Gulf turmoil even more severe.