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Syrian Kurds against Syrian regime

19 June 2012 15:41 (Last updated 19 June 2012 15:42)
Bashar said that they did not want a division on the ethnical and geographical basis in Syria, but they wanted some guarantees for rights of Kurds in new Syria.

ISTANBUL 

The president of the Kurdish National Council of Syria (KNCS) has said that they were a part of the revolution in Syria, stating that they were against Syrian regime.

Abdul-Hakim Bashar told AA correspondent that they did not want a division on the ethnical and geographical basis in Syria, but they wanted some guarantees for rights of Kurds in new Syria.
Bashar said that they would attend a Syrian opposition meeting with the Syrian National Council (SNC) that was planned to be held under the auspices of the Arab League in Cairo next week.
The policy of KNCS would be taken up in the meeting in Cairo, he said.
Bashar said that they wanted an administrative structure that would take into consideration different ethnical and religious identities in new Syria.
Bashar said that they wanted the country to have democratic and secular structure, stating that gender equality and rights of religious groups should be taken under guarantee in the constitution.
Syrian Kurds did not want two different states in the country, he said, adding that they wanted Kurds to be accepted as a nation and their problems to be solved in a democratic way.
Bashar said that Assad administration wanted to cooperate with Syrian Kurds, stating that but they did not accept this call. "The regime massacres its own people," he said.
Syrian National Council was a real power, having a special role in the international platform, he said, adding that even if SNC and KNCS had some different views on some matters, the meeting in Istanbul made the two closer to each other.
SNC and Kurds needed each other not only in the current revolution process but also after that, he said.
Replying to a question, Bashar said that they wanted the revolution process to be finalized on the political ground.
Bashar said that Turkey has been doing very important things for Syrian people, and Syrian people appreciated Turkey's stance.
"Turkey has been assisting Syrian people for a long time," he said.
In regard to relations with Massoud Barzani, head of the regional administration in north of Iraq, Bashar said that they had strategic relations, stating that Barzani extended great support to Syrian Kurds.
Replying to a question, Bashar said that they had some common views but also some disagreements with Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD), which was close to Syrian regime and terrorist organization PKK.

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