Kurdish National Council in Syria condemns the PYD’s allegations against Biro and Aliko

On 31 March 2018 the PYD’s so-called Executive Council of Al Jazira Province held its 5th session. In the closing statement of the meeting, the PYD accuses Yekiti party leader and former chairman of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) Ibrahim Biro and Fuad Aliko, who is member of the political committee of the […]

Continue reading Kurdish National Council in Syria condemns the PYD’s allegations against Biro and Aliko

Board Member of the Kurdish National Council in Syria kidnapped by Asayîş

Faisal Yusuf, a member of the Executive Committee of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC), was kidnapped on 2nd of April 2018 by members of the PYD intelligence in Qamişhlo and taken to an unknown location. At around 1:30 am, three cars with armed Asayîş staff arrived at the private house of Faisal Yusuf […]

Continue reading Board Member of the Kurdish National Council in Syria kidnapped by Asayîş

Commentary on the Final Declaration of the Syrian Opposition in Riyadh

In September 2016, the High Negotiation Committee (HNC) of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces published a document, the so-called “Executive Framework for a Political Solution,” that outlines its views regarding a future Syrian state. Due to various aspects, the members of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC), as well as representatives of other […]

Continue reading Commentary on the Final Declaration of the Syrian Opposition in Riyadh

Final Declaration of the Extended Conference of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces

Riyadh, 22.- 23. November 2017 The second Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Conference was held in Riyadh from 22 to 23 November 2017. It was attended by representatives of the opposition and revolution, independents, as well as by military groups, civil society, and local and community council members from all parts of Syrian society. The aim […]

Continue reading Final Declaration of the Extended Conference of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces

Report of a Kidnapping

By Nashaat Zaza, Member of the Politburo of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan-Syria (KDP-S) On October 5, 2017 I attended a meeting of the KDP-S in Dêrik (Arabic: Al-Malikiyah). Also present were some members of the Central Committee, as well as other members of the politburo. During our meeting a colleague called us in order […]

Continue reading Report of a Kidnapping

Istanbul-Paper III – Cornerstones of a Syrian Constitution

During the fourth dialogue workshop in Istanbul, members of various groups of the Syrian opposition worked for four days intensively on the cornerstones of a future constitution for Syria. Their discussion was based on the Istanbul-Paper II, which summarizes the results of the workshop from May 2017 in 23 points. The participants worked through seven […]

Continue reading Istanbul-Paper III – Cornerstones of a Syrian Constitution

4th Dialogue Workshop participants discuss cornerstones of Syrian draft constitution

From 9 to 14 November 2017, members of various groups of the Syrian opposition gathered in Istanbul to work together on the cornerstones of a future constitution for Syria. The participants originate from the Syrian societal groups of the Kurds, Yazidis, Druze, Assyrians, Turkmens and Nazeheen and thus reflected the diversity of the Syrian society. […]

Continue reading 4th Dialogue Workshop participants discuss cornerstones of Syrian draft constitution

Asayiş Dissolves General Assembly of KNC

On November 7, 2017, the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) was planning to hold his fourth general assembly in Al-Qamişlo. A new president as well as new members for the various committees of the KNC should be elected.

When the congress was about to start, members of the Asayiş, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), prevented KNC-members to enter the meeting room. Continue reading Asayiş Dissolves General Assembly of KNC