News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan
The preparatory committee now working to lay the groundwork for the Kurdish National Congress, scheduled to convene on September 15th in Erbil after a two week delay due to the recent outbreak of fighting in Rojava, has issued a report urging that the Semalka border crossing between the Federal Kurdish Region of Iraq and Rojava be opened as soon as possible.
In the most recent meeting of committee, between August 19-23, the situation in Rojava was discussed in depth. In a report in Özgür Gündem, Ronahi Serhat, a member of the preparatory committee as well as the executive council of the KCK, said that she thought that the demand in the report for the economic embargo of Rojava to be lifted reflected current public opinion. She went on to discuss the general conclusions of the report:
At the same time further emigration should be prevented and with that goal a camp should be built in Rojava. In order to get ahead of emigration extending more aid to Rojava is the best policy. From the political side the Kurdish High Council was formed as a common political body. To get past the current situation it is asked to play a more active role in fulfilling the duties that have fallen to it.
There are also issues concerning supporting and taking ownership of the resistance that has thus far been carried out by the people of Rojava and directed by the YGP. As the preparatory committee we lay stress on these issues. We look positively at this report. And we also take ownership of it.