The Syrian Coalition’s political committee met with the Kurdish National Council in Istanbul on Monday to discuss the issue of the Syrian interim government. Both sides stressed the need for the new interim government to be more inclusive.
The meeting stressed the need to develop and enhance bilateral relations between the two sides. It evaluated the outcomes of the panel discussion held by the two sides in Istanbul between 15-17 June. The panel discussion highlighted the important role played by the Kurds in Syria’s past and present and also stressed the need for finding a just solution to the Kurdish issue; one that ensures the rights of the Syrian Kurdish community.
Both sides stressed that this solution must be based on common understanding through positive dialogue to ensure the unity of the Syrian people and the integrity of Syria’s territory.
Participants in the panel discussion also made it clear that with Assad’s takeover of power in Syria in 1970, the Kurdish issue was exploited to serve the interests of the Assad regime whose policies were based on sowing division among different components of the Syrian society.
The meeting referred to the important role Syrian Kurds have played since the beginning of the revolution including the mass peaceful movement organized by Kurdish youth organizations.
The Syrian Coalition pledged to organize more panel discussions to discuss the Kurdish issue more thoroughly and reach points of common understanding serving the interest of all the Syrians. (Source: Syrian Coalition)