The Syrian Coalition organized a panel discussion entitled: “the Kurdish Issue and the Federal System.” The panel discussion was held in Istanbul on Friday with the presence of members of the Coalition, the National Kurdish Council and a number of independent Arab and Kurdish intellectuals.
The panel shed light on the participation of the Kurds in the political life in Syria since the emergence of the Syrian state, their role during the rise of pan-Arabism and the challenges facing the Syrian revolution in predominantly Kurdish areas in Syria as well as the participation of Syrian Kurds in the revolution. The panel also discussed forms of civil administration in liberated areas as well as the Kurdish and Arab visions of the shape of the Syrian state after the revolution.
Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Hawas Khalil said that the panel discussion aims to boost cooperation and cohesion among different components of the Syrian society.
Khalil stressed the need for raising the Kurdish issue and explaining it to all Syrians after decades-long attempts by the Assad regime to marginalize and distort this issue with the aim of sowing division among various components of the Syrian society. (Source: Syrian Coalition)