The Kurdish National Council in Syria takes a stand on Staffan de Mistura’s Non-Paper

Within the context of the Geneva negotiations on Syria’s future, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura recently shared a non-paper, summerising principles for the negotiation processes. On behalf of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, the chairman of its Foreign Committee, Kamiran Hajo, responded as follows:   Dear Mr de Mistura, Today, we take the […]

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Delegation of the Kurdish National Council received at the White House

On March 6th 2017, the last day of its visit to Washington D.C., the delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), has been received at the White House. Joel Rayburn, senior director for Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon of the White House National Security Council, hosted the delegation for an extensive exchange of ideas. Concerning […]

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Inauguration of office in Berlin to support the Kurdish National Council’s diplomatic interests

On March 8, 2017, a new office as part of the project “Beyond Geneva-III – support for the Kurdish National Council in Syria”, funded by the German Foreign Ministry and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), has been opened in central Berlin. The office’s main assignment is to support the Kurdish National Council’s (KNC) diplomatic cause […]

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PYD’s repression of the KNC reaches new climax

Since Tuesday, March 14, 2017, security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have abducted and arbitrarily detained numerous members of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) in the cities of Qamişlo, Efrîn, Kobanî, Amûdê, Dirbêsî, Hisiça (Hasakah), Dêrik, Serê Kaniyê, Girkê Legê and other places. At least fourty people have been arrested in […]

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Delegation of the Kurdish National Council continues its talks in Washington D.C.

The delegation of the Kurdish National Council has continued its talks with representatives in the USA on the 2nd and 3rd of March.

On March 2nd, the delegation first met with David Kinzler who serves as Middle East Staffer for Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Their discussion revolved around the current situation in Syrian-Kurdistan, the return of the Roj Peshmerga and the on-going peace negotiations in Geneva. Kinzler affirmed the KNC’s demands regarding the Roj Peshmerga’s return to be coherent and timely, as important decisions will have to be made in the near future. Continue reading Delegation of the Kurdish National Council continues its talks in Washington D.C.

Delegation of Kurdish National Council on visit in Washington, D.C.

A delegation of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, composed of Ibrahim Biro, president of the KNC, Kamiran Hajo, chairman of the KNCs committee for foreign relations, and Siamend Hajo, member of the committee for foreign relations, currently resides in the USA to meet with representatives of different political institutions.

On February 28, 2017, the delegation met with leading members of Senator Brad Sherman’s Office (Democratic Party), member of the U.S. House of Representatives. After that, representatives of the Kurdistan Regional Government – Iraq welcomed the delegation, amongst them Consul Bayan Sami ʿAbdulrahman. Continue reading Delegation of Kurdish National Council on visit in Washington, D.C.

Kurdish National Council participates in Astana talks

Representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) will participate in the talks on Syria planned for January 23, 2017 in the Kazakh capital Astana. Ibrahim Biro (president of the KNC) and ʿAbdulhakim Bashar (representative of the KNC in the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian opposition) were invited to the meeting initiated by […]

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‘Afrin: Three dead after forced recruitment by PYD

Report Kurdish National Council in Syria – Geneva Office Last week numerous persons were forcefully recruited in the district of ‘Afrin by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Contrary to the provisions in the law “Duty of Self-Defense”, which was passed by the PYD-controlled legislative council, men above […]

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KNC trains extended negotiation team

From December 10 to 12 2016, representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) participated in a training regarding the conduct of negotiations. The training was supervised by Dr. Sören Keil, who is a renowned scholar of political science from Canterbury (UK) and an expert in conflict resolution processes. As an introduction, the participants […]

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