The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella organisation for PKK affiliated parties through out the four parts of greater Kurdistan, has denied they have created a Sinjar Canton which has angered the Kurdistan Region leadership and government.
Media affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its wing the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) have rejected reports that they have declared Sinjar a Canton and have accused Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) media of fabricating the news.
The PKK claims that it is in fact lobbying for an independent administration of Sinjar within the territory of the Kurdistan Region.
In the announcement published by PKK affiliate media, the co-chair of the KCK says that for some time, parts of the Kurdistan Region media have stood against the policies of the KCK toward Sinjar.
The KCK stressed that reports about its alleged intention to separate Sinjar from the Kurdistan Region didn’t reflect the truth, recalling statements from the KCK Committee of Foreign Affairs, members and the co-presidency of the KCK, all of which denied these assertions.
Last week, PKK outlets reported that for the first time, Yazidis had taken the historic step of establishing a democratic administrative council for Sinjar.
In the report, PKK media reported the creation of five committees and an independent council consisting of 27 people in order to establish a democratic administration in Sinjar similar to that of the cantons of Syrian Kurdistan.
The announcement provoked an angry response from the supreme spiritual leader of the Yazidi people and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Parliament and Presidency.