Syria’s Kurds elected local councils in Rojava last month.
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Adnan Hassan, a Syrian Kurd, finally has hope for himself and his people.It is the first university in the self-administered Kurdish areas, and the first in Syria to teach Kurdish.Backed by the U.S. in the fight against Daesh, Kurdish forces control nearly 25 percent of Syria.Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem recently noted Syria's Kurds want "some form of self-administration" within Syria unlike Iraqi Kurds' push for independence.Syria's Kurds could face a looming confrontation with Turkey.For almost 20 years, Ocalan found refuge in Syria until Damascus expelled him in 1998 .He has been imprisoned in Turkey since but is omnipresent in northern Syria. When the PYD first set up its self-rule administration early in Syria's war, Iraqi Kurds closed the border with Rojava.
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