ENKS refuses to reopen offices in Syrian Kurdistan after permit

ENKS refuse to reopen offices in Syrian Kurdistan after permit

Pro-Turkey ENKS meeting in Qamishlo city, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), December 17, 2019. Photo: Rudaw

QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Kurdish opposition parties, affiliated with Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP party leader Massoud Barzani, have refused to re-open their offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria, citing a lack of trust in the ruling Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES), Rudaw reported.

The decision was made by the pro-Turkey Kurdish National Council (ENKS), an umbrella group of opposition parties in a Friday meeting in Qamishlo city.

The self-administration in Syrian Kurdistan NES said in a December 17 statement that they would allow the ENKS to reopen offices in the region – shut down by the ruling authorities in 2016.