President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah stressed the importance of cooperation with the Independent Kurds Association to serve the interests of the Syrian people and help achieve their aspirations.
In a meeting with head of the Association Abdul Aziz Tammo on Tuesday, Alabdah raised the need to unify the efforts of all Syrians at home and abroad to expedite victory.
Tammo said that the Syrian Coalition has to be maintained as the representative of the revolution, expressing readiness to cooperate with the Coalition to serve the goals of the revolution, namely to topple the Assad regime and build a democratic state in which the rights of all citizens are guaranteed regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
Alabdah and Tammo discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria and the difficult conditions facing the Syrian people.
Tammo said that independent dissidents and political activists comprise a high proportion of the Association who have engaged in the revolution since it broke out in March 2011 and set up local coordination committees. The Association was formed as a response to the crackdown by militias linked with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and by other Kurdish parties on those independent dissidents and political activists.
The Association is part of the revolutionary forces and has widespread presence in Syria, Tammo said, adding that it seeks to serve the general goals of the revolution while focusing on the delicate nature of the Kurdish issue. He pointed out that the Association’s primary goal is to serve the interests of all Syrians regardless of race or religion.
Tammo underscored that the PKK, widely designated as a terrorist group, is an enemy of all the Kurdish people as it has been allied with the Assad regime and its security apparatus.
“From our point of view, the PKK’s behavior is no different from that of the Assad regime and ISIS. The PKK and the Assad regime are in fact two sides of the same coin,” Tammo said. (Source: Syrian Coalition)