Young Syrian-Kurdish refugees carry aid in the Darashakran refugee camp, 40 kilometers east of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on December 28, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED)
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The opposition delegation in Geneva includes Abdel Hamid Darwish, head of the Kurdish Progressive Democratic Party, which has questioned the PYD's drive for self-rule in northeastern Syria.The Kurdish issue should be solved within Geneva II," he said.He said Syria was home to 3.5 million Kurds, or some 15 percent of the country's population, and part of a community of around 40 million scattered across the region, notably in Iraq and Turkey.Muslim noted that his movement rose up for Kurdish rights back in 2004, seven years before a regime crackdown on peaceful Arab Spring-inspired protests sent Syria spinning into civil war.
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