An article I wrote for Al-Monitor on the agreement achieved between the Syrian National Coalition and the Kurdish National Council in Sept. 2013 (the one where they finally reached an understanding on renaming the Syrian “Arab” Republic as Syrian Republic…though conditions applied, ,making it an agreement void of any meaning…).
Syrian Opposition, Kurd Agreement Irrelevant Without PYD
QAMISHLI, Syria — The Syrian National Coalition (SNC) approved on Sept. 16 the first agreement to incorporate a major Kurdish bloc, the Kurdish National Council (KNC). Despite reservations on both sides, the two groupings are supposed to meet to announce the alliance officially by the end September
However, on Sept. 8, the KNC reached a separate deal with the other main Kurdish alliance — the People’s Council of West Kurdistan (PCWK) — which is affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD), to draft the constitution of a transitional Kurdish government to be elected 4 to 6 months later.