Kurds ready to negotiate with Syrian government ‘to save blood of Syrians’

by Wladimir van Wilgenburg    


The local self-administrations on Friday in a statement said they  welcome negotiations with the Syrian government if it means “saving the blood of Syrians” and achieving security and stability in the broader region.

The general coordination of the three self-administrations said that they would soon seize both Raqqa and Deir ar-Zour soon, expressing their gratitude towards the “great sacrifices of the YPJ, YPG and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).”

 “At the same time, we will establish our democratic project, the democratic federation of northern Syria,” the body said, proposing their vision of “democratic confederalism” as an ideal project not only for northern Syria, but across the whole country. They believe it to be an antidote to the sectarianism plaguing many areas in the region.

Moreover, the administrations welcomed the last statement by the Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem in late September in which he said that their government is open to coming to an agreement about granting Kurds with ‘some form of self-administration’.

" Once the fight against Daesh is over, we can sit with our Kurdish sons and find a formula for the future," the Syrian official said last month.

“We see in the recent statement made by Mr. Walid al-Muallem in which he says he is ready to negotiate as a positive step, and we in our position our positive desire to negotiate to save the blood of the Syrians” the administrations aid.

However, the administrations emphasized that precondition for successful negotiations would be to create a state of national belonging and a democratic federal Syria for all ethnicities and religions in Syria.