English KURDI كوردي عربي
ERBIL, July 4 (AKnews)- The recent Syrian opposition's conference in Cairo did not target its goal for unifying the voice of Syrian opposition parties, Kurdish political leaders said.
The two-day conference, organized by Arab League in Egyptian capital, which gathered 250 representatives from Syrian opposition parties as well as a number of Arab foreign ministers, was concluded last night.
Kurds boycotted the conference on the brink of concluding the conference because the conference failed in unifying the voice of the opposition forces, said Abdul-Kareem Bashar, foreign relations chief of the Kurdish National Council of Syria (KNCS).
Bashar said the National Council of Syria ( NCS, the major opposition force) "withdrew from the agreement and promises it made before holding Cairo conference."
The KNCS and NCS had agreed before the conference that the former should state in the final communiqué of the event that Kurds are a distinct ethnic group in Syria who are living on their land and in their own country and enjoy their own history and identity, said Shalal Gado, the politburo member of the Kurdish Leftist Party of Syria.
Gado said but the NCS did not comply with its promise and " it did not refer to Kurds at all.
"This shows that the Syrian opposition does not want to admit to ethnic rights of Kurds and this is not in the interest of the Syrian opposition and revolution.
"We stress that the Syrian opposition conference has failed in targeting its goal."
It is almost 16 months Syria has been swept by violence as the security forces try to suppress the public protests which call for regime change. Tens of thousands have been killed since March 2011 in the Syrian uprising.
By Sarbaz Saleh