Kurdish activist: we are the real Assad’s opposition
Friday, 14 August 2015
This week’s guest is Cinar Saleh, member of the diplomatic relations unit of the Movement for a Kurdish Democratic Society in Syria. Saleh talked about relations with Turkey and said her group seeks to have good neighborly relation with Ankara clarifying that Turkish serious fighting of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) benefits the region. She also said that the real opposition of the Syrian regime is represented by Kurdish areas who oppose the regime on the ideological, philosophical and structural levels. She added that it’s the Syrian regime who chose to neutralize minorities in the current struggle. Saleh also said that self-management which Kurds implement in their areas is an interpretation of the right to self-determination, adding that the Kurdish National Council is part of the project of a Kurdistan region in Syria. On detentions in Kurdish areas, she said: “If there are any detentions in our areas then they are purely related to security issues.”
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.