Last year on the 24th of July we announced the United States of Kurdistan’s government in exile in the very room where the Lausanne treaty was signed, and which signified the Kurdish people’s faith in a better, free future to this day. We no longer accept to rely just on faith, but instead we are working really hard to announce the independence of the United States of Kurdistan. We strongly believe that we are going to be successful and we need the Kurdish people to believe in it as strongly as we do, and that we are going to lead the Kurds back home again.
What do the Kurds want? Do they want to be independent or do they want to stay oppressed in each one of the four parts of divided Kurdistan? All the members of the of the United States of Kurdistan’s government members in exile are convinced that there isn’t a better solution than to declare independence through proper procedure. This isn’t solely based on the emotional bond we have with our homeland but based on common sense. The oppression, killing and witch-hunt of the Kurds by the Arabs, Turks, and Persians won’t stop until we have retaken our occupied homeland.
I personally can’t wait for the day when I can walk freely through the streets of any town in Kurdistan, knowing that we are free. Free in every sense of the word: That I can carry my flag without being assaulted by a Turk; speak in Kurdish without a politically biased court saying that it isn’t a language; celebrating our new year without being attacked. We Kurds, like every other human being on this planet deserve a place to call our own, a place to call home.
Have faith, work hard, and speak Kurdish and speak Kurdish because you are going to need it when you want to move to Kurdistan!
Biji yekitiya gele Kurd, Biji serxwebun u serfiraziya Kurdistane
Member of United Stated of Kurdistan’s government