Syrian Kurds to declare federal system

Kurdish-controlled autonomous areas in northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Wednesday, according to media citing Kurdish officials.

The areas will reportedly be named the Federation of Northern Syria and represent all ethnic groups living there, Idris Nassan, an official in the foreign affairs directorate of Kobani – one of three autonomous areas set up by Kurdish groups two years ago – told Reuters. The federal system would mean “widening the framework of self-administration which the Kurds and others have formed,” Nassan said.

A newly established system would see the autonomous cantons in Syria Kurdistan (Rojava) replaced.

Syrian Kurds effectively control a stretch of 400 kilometers (250 miles) along the Syria-Turkey border, from the frontier with Iraq to the Euphrates River. They also control a section of the northwestern border in the Afrin area.

-More at RT

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