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

PYD elections in Syrian Kurdistan illegitimate

On 21st of September 2017, the first municipal elections organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took place in northern Syria in territories under their control. Thereby, administrative committees for the municipalities of the Kurdish regions were elected. Local elections will be held in November this year, before PYD will hold parliamentary elections for the […]

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Once again Party of the Democratic Union (PYD) executes collective punishment

On 14 March 2017, Ramadan Muhammad Yusif was kidnapped by security forces of the PYD. He was born in 1969 in Robariya (Dêrik), is married, has four children and his profession is mason. Yusif had taken part in a funeral and was on his way back to his home village when a vehicle with tinted […]

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Third Dialogue Workshop in Istanbul successfully completed

From 15 to 18 September 2017, the third dialogue workshop organized by EZKS with the Syrian opposition took place in Istanbul. In addition to representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, participants with a Druze, Assyrian and Jesidian background were present. Continue reading Third Dialogue Workshop in Istanbul successfully completed

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Moscow

At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of the KNR in Syria under the leadership of President Ibrahim Biro traveled to Russia this week. On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the delegates met the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Michael Bogdanow, in Moscow. […]

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Principles of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) for the pending negotiations in Geneva

In the course of the Geneva Peace Talks , Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, presented an agenda for the following rounds of talks in March 2017, which suggests to work out relevant subject issues in four pre-defined baskets. In preparation to the continuation of talks, the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) […]

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First Dialogue Workshop of the Kurdish National Council in Syria with other representatives of the opposition receives positive response

From April 28 to 30, 2017, the first Dialogue Workshop of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) with other factions of the Syrian opposition took place in Istanbul. Besides representatives of the KNC, many renowned and high-ranking political representatives of the arabic opposition as well as of Assyrian and Turkmen organisations participated. Additionally, deputies […]

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Again forcible shutdown of KNC headquarters in Qamişlo

Once again the headquarters of the Kurdish National Council in Syria in the city of Qamişlo in al-Hasakah province in North East Syria have been charged and shut down by armed forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) yesterday evening, May 9, 2017. In the course of the operation, thirteen members of the KNC’s general […]

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