Kurds will preserve rights of other minorities in northern Syria: PYD leader

Sinam Muhammad (L). File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Following the participation and coordination of the U.S.-led international coalition forces  with the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), in battles against the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in Kobane (Ain al-Arab) in northern Syria, observers expect a new phase of relations between the Democratic Union Party (PYD) –political leadership of the YPG– and the United States.

Sinam Muhammad, head of the PYD, talked to ARA News about the recent developments on political and administrative levels.

“The Democratic Auto-Administration in Rojava (Syria where Kurds constitute majority) is an essential part of Syria, and it is established on a democratic basis that combines most of the social components in the region,” Muhammad said.

“During the past four years, we preserved our areas, and this is the main cause behind the formation of the Auto-Administration,” she told ARA News, stressing that the United States has not yet recognized the PYD-led Auto-Administration.

Mohammed’s comments came after statements by the  spokeswoman of the U.S. State Department, Jen Psaki, who stressed that Washington would not recognize any autonomous administration in Syria, showing the American opposition to the division of the country.

“The U.S. rejection of Syria’s division is identical with our idea; we do not aim at dividing Syria into separate states,” said the head of the PYD, pointing out that the U.S. did not formally rejection the Auto-Administration in Syria.

“On the contrary, the international community has become more positive in dealing with this administration after the heroic accomplishments of the Kurdish forces against the extremist group of the Islamic State in Syria,” she told ARA News.

“We work and sacrifice, so everyone should recognize our administration. Our main intention is to build a democratic self-rule,” she added.

According to the PYD’s head, such an Auto-Administration is meant to protect the rights of all social components in northern Syria, especially the minorities.

“Our efforts are to achieve and maintain civil peace in the region. This will benefit not only Kurds, but also Arabs, Syriacs and Assyrians, since we share the destiny in this part of Syria,” she concluded.


Interview by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News


  1. gwiz
    February 14, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Locating and eliminating Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,deputies,advisors,Shura Council operatives could pave the pathway towards freedom of those oppressed

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