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 […]Continue reading PYD’s repression of the KNC reaches new climax
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.
A delegation of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, composed of Ibrahim Biro, president of the KNC, Kamiran Hajo, chairman of the KNC‘s 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.
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 […]Continue reading Kurdish National Council participates in Astana talks
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 […]Continue reading ‘Afrin: Three dead after forced recruitment by PYD
On monday evening, December 19, 2016, an assassin drove a van unbrakedly into a crowd at the christmas market close to the Kaiser Wihlem Memorial Church in Berlin. Until now, twelve persons lost their lives due to this attack, another fifty were injured. In the morning of December 21, 2016, fourteen casualties still were in […]Continue reading KNC condemns terrorist attack in Berlin
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 […]Continue reading KNC trains extended negotiation team
On Monday, December 5, 2016, Selah Younis, also known as Selah Abu Kovan, member of the ‘Amudah Local Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Syria (PDK-S), died after several failed surgeries in a hospital in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. On June 14, 2016, Younis had been arrested by the Asayiș, the security service of the […]Continue reading Politician of the Kurdish National Council dies due to PYD imprisonment
PRESS RELEASE On Friday, December 2, 2016, supporters of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) attacked a group of sympathisers and members of the Kurdish National Council in Syria (KNC) in al-Qamishli. The group of approximately one hundred activists was heading to a public press conference of the KNC in order to ask the PYD to […]Continue reading Again repressions against KNC: PYD supporters attack KNC press conference and ravage Yekîtî office
On Monday, November 28, 2016, Hawas Khalil Sadoun was abducted from his parents’ house in al‑Maʿbada (Girkê Legê) by the Asayiș, the security service of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Sadoun is a leading official of the Kurdish Reform Movement in Syria and the representative of the KNC in the Political Committee of the Syrian […]Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Security service of the PYD abducts political representative of the Syrian opposition