30 July 2012 /GÜLAY GÖKTÜRK
The reactions against the prospect of a Kurdish administration in northern Syria are similar to those that occurred during the debates over whether an autonomous Kurdish administration would be established in Iraq.
And all the developments in Iraq and Syria led to concerns over “what if our [Kurds] separate from Turkey as well.” However, we have seen that the regional Kurdish administration in northern Iraq did not lead to an aspiration for separation among Kurds in Turkey. But we are still afraid. As a nation, we are suffering from a phobia of separation. Rather than thinking about what to do about the state of Syria, we should think more about what to do to get rid of this phobia, which has penetrated our bones. If we do not get rid of this phobia, we are bound to debate the same problems when the same thing happens in Iran. However, the only thing to do now is to take the necessary steps to strengthen our unity and solidarity with our own Kurds in Turkey.