BEIRUT: An official from the Kurdish zone Thursday said the regime would not set up polling stations in “Syrian Kurdistan.”
Ilham Ahmad, from the Democratic Society Movement, said Kurdish groups would deal only with “powers that recognize” their rights, according to the Kurdnet news site.
Ahmad, whose party is one of a half-dozen that rule the self-rule zone along the Turkish border, was asked about the poll, expected to be won by President Bashar Assad.
Citing Ahmad, the report said that “the Kurds will not view the elections as legitimate and will not allow the regime to open polling stations in any areas under Kurdish control.”
Observers believe the government will manage to distribute ballot boxes in parts of the cities of Hassakeh and Qamishli, where it retains a partial presence.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's Western-allied...
Syrian Kurdish factions have signed a deal to share power and set their rivalries aside to capitalize on growing...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE