PYD statement

2013 May 7 PYD-leader-Salih-Muslim-MohammedFirat News: Statement on the declaration of the interim joint administration in Kurdish region in Syria

The Arab Spring has extended to Syria, triggering an uprising against the tyrannical regime that has perpetrated all kinds of the injustices against the Syrian people throughout last decades, obliterating security and civil peace in the country. Most of the components of Western Kurdistan actively participated and played an important part in the uprising. Since the withdrawal of Syrian regime forces from most of the regions of Western Kurdistan , which was due in part to the people’s great straggle to oust them, and also to the regime’s exhaustion in its war against the Free Syrian Army and extremist Islamic groups in the big cities like Homs, Aleppo and Damascus . Continue reading “PYD statement”


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SKS – news from Syria 14-11-2013

SKS logoInternational Support Kurds in Syria Association – SKS: some of today’s news from Syria: Kurds have been seeking a non-violent solution, and have established a rare place of peace and calm where communities can live together.  We have a lot to learn from them – they must be at the Geneva II table …