NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In an interview with SuroyoTV, Deputy Co-Chair of the Executive Council of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria Badran Jiya Kurd discussed the importance of political recognition for the DAA.
Jiya Kurd stated that recognition, especially at a time of increasing uncertainty about the United States’s regional policies, is important for the democratic project in North and East Syria to survive. Recognition would be a significant, positive steps towards a democratic political solution in Syria because the DAA is a model of for the whole country.
He also noted that recognition puts pressure on the Syrian regime to accept political change and bow to societal demands.
Jiya Kurd explained that the solution to the issues of the peoples of the region and the way beyond authoritarianism depends on this political recognition. Only truly democratic societies can affectively battle terrorism and its causes, he added.
Jiya Kurd denied any desire for separatism in North and East Syria. On the contrary, he said, the DAA wants to see all foreign forces leave Syria and let the Syrian people govern themselves in a decentralized, democratic system will full rights for all the country’s components.