Report about the Situation in Afrin

By communicating with our sources in the city of ʿAfrin and various sub-districts, we were able to obtain information on the security situation, the social and living conditions in ʿAfrin and its countryside. The district is under control of armed opposition factions that dominant most aspects of life, despite the Turkish military presence in the […]

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Thirty-three Cornerstones for a new Syrian Constitution

How should a future, democratic Syria be structured? Which principles should be mentioned in the constitution as the foundation of the state? Which authority should a future president possess? How will the Syrian people elect a new parliament and who will become a member of the Constitutional Court? These and other questions were discussed at […]

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Media Roundup June 24 to July 1

In this Media Roundup, we collect weekly local news from Syria, which are published mainly in Arabic and Kurdish media. By this, we would like to make these news, which from our point of view, reflect the current situation on site, accessible to a broader readership. The sources come from news channels that we consider […]

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Background papers for the development of a future Syrian constitution

Since 2017, the European Center for Kurdish Studies (ECKS) is organizing dialogue workshops with members of the Syrian opposition, belonging to the various linguistic, ethnic and religious groups in Syria. The workshops are designed to develop mutual visions for the political structure of a future, democratic Syria. The basis for the discussions are thematic papers […]

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Members of the different Syrian components meet for a dialogue workshop in Bucharest

From May 30 to June 4, the first dialogue workshop of the European Center for Kurdish Studies (ECKS) in 2018 took place in Bucharest. As in the previous workshops, members of different ethnic, religious and linguistic groups participated in the meeting. They were of Assyrian, Kurdish, Druze, Alawite, Yezidi and Turkmen background. Accordingly, they reflected […]

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