The conversion of Syria’s state system into a democratic confederation would help to settle the country’s domestic problems, Abdulkarim Umar, the chairman of the international affairs committee of the Jazira Canton in the autonomous Kurdish region of Rojava in Northern Syria, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

As a “federative” state, Syria “would become the homeland for all Syrians and thus we will put an end to terrorism at the root,” Umar said, adding such a regime would be a solution for the issues in the region and the whole Middle East.

In April, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Sputnik that majority of the Syrian nationals have never believed in self-governance or confederation.

At the moment, Kurds control two large areas in northern Syria. The first is the area spanning from Manbij in western Syria to the Turkish border in the north and Raqqa in the south. The second is Afrin Canton in northern Syria, one of the four cantons of Rojava, a de-facto autonomous Kurdish region established in Syria. The area between Afrin and the rest of the Syrian Kurdistan is currently controlled by the Turkish military.

The creation of Rojava was announced by the Syrian Kurds in 2016. Damascus said at the time the move had no legal power. Later that same year, the region was renamed to the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. In late September 2017, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Damascus was ready to discuss the issue of the Syrian Kurds’ self-governance once the fight against the Daesh terrorist organization (banned in Russia) ends.

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The Syrian civil war has been raging since 2011. The international community has taken a number of actions aimed at the conflict settlement through talks on various platforms including those in Geneva and Astana. During Astana talks, the sides of the conflict agreed to establish four de-escalation zones in Syria, with Iran, Turkey, and Russia acting as guarantor states of the ceasefire regime.

Source: Sputnik

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Cyriak Papasissis

The Kurds came as refugees in Syria , now they have overstayed their welcome. They are out of their wits if they think they can dictate anything to the legitimate Syrian government.

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Syria is a country since 1946. Kurds were here much before, actually, had the Sèvres treaty been enforced, which would have been much better for the whole region, instead of getting stuck into the temporary Sikes-Picot agreement for a century, thus avoiding many useless bloodshed. Face reality, Rojava is already de facto autonomous! Do you know that Germany is a federal country? So is Swiss… Both run very very well. It’s a very different approach than KRG in Iraq : PYD is willing to maintain the unity of Syria. It’s not about dictating anything, it’s about reason and pragamatism, they’re… Read more »

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the days kurds take orders from arabs are over
the days kurds speak arabic are over
vive la kurdistan!

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ziad welds

if syria actually gives in to these demands they are idiots

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The Kurdish regime? w*f? Is there a sstate in the first place to call them the Kurdish regime? Once Al Qaida and the ISI are eliminated and Turkey expelled they will sort you out. No worries.