Staying on the sidelines

30.06.2012                      10.Tammus. 5772                      Chukat

Arabische Welt:

Staying on the sidelines

Syria’s Kurds are sitting out the civil war, which they see as a clash between Assad's regime and Turkish-backed Sunni Arabs.

At a recent meeting in London, I asked a Syrian Kurd whose affiliations are close to the nationalist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) why the Kurds of Syria remained on the sidelines in the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
The Kurds of Syria, who number around 10 percent of the country’s population, have largely preferred to avoid active involvement in the civil war now taking place….